Monday, February 15, 2010

Cheers to the Irish!

I'm still having fun playing with various Kitchen Sink stamps to create interesting backgrounds for my cards (which is the challenge for this month, in case you haven't entered KSCC#22). I wanted to make some shamrocks to go with my mug of beer to create a card for Saint Patrick's Day. So I started digging through my Kitchen Sink Stamps to see what I could use. I pulled the heart from 3 Step Hearts & Roses and a stem ( 3c) from Multi Step Tulip Garden and combined them to design my shamrock background. I used Multi Step Cup of Warm Comfort to make the beer mug.

Here's what I did to end up with beer instead of hot chocolate. I was very careful to wipe off the foam portion on each layer after inking and before stamping. When I had finished all 4 layers of the mug, I used a paintbrush and Versamark reinker to paint the foam area, sprinkle it with seafoam white embossing power, and heat emboss it.

The sentiments were computer generated.

Stamps: Multi Step Cup of Warm Comfort, 3 Step Hearts & Roses, Multi Step Tulip Garden by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Beer Mug- Layer 4- SU Crushed Curry with the foam head wiped clean before stamping, Layer 3 - SU Creamy Caramel with the foam head wiped clean and then stamped off once before stamping on mug, Layer 2 - Memento Desert Sand with the foam head wiped clean before stamping, Layer 1 - SU Crushed Curry with the foam head wiped clean and then stamped off once before stamping on mug.  Shamrocks: Layer 1 - SU Certainly Celery, Layer 2 - SU Kiwi Kiss, Stem - SU Old Olive
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Circle Punches, Heat Embosser
Embellishments: Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Seafoam White Embossing Powder, Versamark Reinker, and Ribbon

Monday means all the members of the Kitchen Sink Crew has something new to share with you.You don't want to miss a single fabulous design so stop in and check them out!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

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  1. Oh my goodness, Lynn!! SOOOO very clever to you! This opens this set up to even more possibilities!!! You are just so creative! Thanks so much for all your inspiration!!

  2. Way to think out of the box Lynn! Such a clever idea to use the Cup of Warm Comfort to create the beer much, and the hearts to become sharmrocks! Wonderful card!

  3. You are super creative! Had you not discribed how you made this card, I would have thought it was a St. Patty's set! Fab!

  4. AWW Lynn you are sooooo creative!! This is sooooo fabulous girl!! LOVE IT!

  5. Shut up, Lynn!! You are super genius! Great Irish card -- I have make one for my hubby!! TFS~

  6. Wow Lynn that is so creative!! Your card is so cute and very very clever!! Fun! :)

  7. So creative, Lynn!!! I love how you made the shamrock bg and the beer mug looks so real!!! Great card!!!

  8. Super card! I love the way you did the shamrocks! So cute.

  9. cute card Lynn-love the creative idea of making shamrocks from hearts-and your beer from a hot choclate stamp

  10. Lynn, you have been reading my mind.... I have been thinking about Irish coffee with St.Patty's just around the corner... BUT BEER???? Oh my goodness Lynn!!!!! You ARE SO CREATIVE! :) I think a tutorial for how you did the foam is a must! ..... oh, pretty please! :) Awesome card Lynn! ............ versamark inkers.... are going on the shopping list! :)

  11. Go Lynn!! I love the beer mug!! Great for a guy card!! You really pulled out all the stops with this card. What a great background using the heart stamp to make a Irish card!

  12. I love this card! You really are very talented Way to go!

  13. I love this card! You really are very talented Way to go!


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