Monday, August 3, 2009

Emilia's Challenge - Pretty Corners

Today we are welcoming Emilia to the Kitchen Sink as Guest Designer. Emilia has planned a fabulous challenge for us to use with our Kitchen Sink Stamps. You can read all about it and see her beautiful sample on her blog Emilia's Italian Inspirations.

This challenge is all about corners!! To join in and play all you need to do is dust off your Kitchen Sink Stamps and design a card on which you have embellished the corners! Use brads, use photo corners, use punches, use die cuts, use anything you can think of to dress up those corners!!

There will be three lucky winners chosen by a random number generator from those who enter using Kitchen Sink Stamps and decorative corners!! You can be one of them!! Visit the Kitchen Sink Weblog and use Mr. Linky to upload your entry!

First Prize - the large Kitchen Sink Stamp set of your choice
Second Prize - the small Kitchen Sink Stamp set of your choice
Third Prize - a full size pad of Opalite Ink - color is winner's choice

I have returned today to one of my favorite sets from the July release stamps - Letters from the Past. The sentiment comes partly (With loving thoughts) from Words of Comfort & Joy and partly (of you) from Words of Love.

I created the letter by stamping the pen first and then masking it to stamp on the script. The edge was then sponged with Close to Cocoa. For the envelope, the stamp was added with Bravo Burgundy stamped off once on the first layer and full strength on the second layer. I then stamped the post mark over it with Versafine Onyx Black and sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa.

The sentiment was embossed in gold and the corners were cut with a Cuttlebug die cut from gold metallic paper.

I then pulled the gold ribbon through the die cut corners at the bottom and tied it with a bow before attaching it to the card front.

Stamps: Letters from the Past, Words of Comfort & Joy, Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Bravo Burgundy by Stampin' Up, Vintage Creme by PaperTrey Ink, Metallic Gold

Inks: Close to Cocoa and Bravo Burgundy by Stampin' Up, Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, ColorBox Metallic Gold

Embellishments: Gold Die Cut Corners, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Ribbon

Tools: Cuttlebug, Heat Gun, Sponge

Don't miss a single one of the fabulous samples from the Kitchen Sink Crew!! If something you see inspires you to give Kitchen Sink Stamps a try, remember you can get a 10% discount on your KSS order with the promo code LYNN10KSS!


  1. Wow, Im first to comment today. This is an awesome card. I love those cuttlebug diecut corners of gold, and the burgandy and gold look sensational together. Love your design.

  2. Oh Lynn! This is beautiful! What a talent! I am inspired! Blessings to you!

  3. What a great card! I love the golden corners.

  4. Such a fab card. Great colours, and so appropriate to the theme.

  5. Lynn,
    This card is so elegant and beautiful. You have done just wonders with this stamp set, I can see why it is one of your favorites! I love your take on the challenge as well.

  6. Lynn, I'm one of those who love those vintage dies!! The gold is just perfect for your elegant and gorgeous style!! Love it!!

  7. Lynn, this card is just wonderful! I love colors and the stamps and the layout and the....okay you get it right? :)

  8. OH I LOVE THIS, LYNN!! Love how you created the letter with the envelope...very clever! This is one of my favorite sets now too! It make such beautiful vintage cards, and I LOVE vintage!

  9. Such cool corners! I'm going to have to look for them. You're such an enabler Lynn. *wink

    I love the vintage feel and how you stamped it so the letter is off the page. Just gorgeous!

  10. Fabulous Lynn!! I LOVE the way you created the letter and envelope - they look so authentic! And your corners are perfect - just a great great job!! :)

  11. Beautiful Lynn - love the gold embossing - very rich and elegant!

  12. Love this Lynn!! What a great use of that stamp set!! Your gold corners look fabulous!!

  13. Wow - this is just terrific!!! Love what you did with this challenge :)

  14. What a very beautiful card!
    Ideal for a men!

  15. Love your wonderful card. Awesome stamp and your corners look terrific.


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