Monday, February 1, 2010

Create Your Own Designer Paper

Makiko has planned a fun challenge for the Kitchen Sink Crew today. She asked us to take out our Kitchen Sink Stamps and create our own designer paper! Yipee!! This gives me a chance to use one of my favorite techniques: masking!

On each of my cards, I started with the butterflies first, covered them with a mask and then stamped the flowers. I then masked the flowers and added the leaves. On the rose card I also filled in all the blank spaces with "stars" from Friends of the Moon!

I hope you get the chance to play along! Remember to use your Kitchen Sink Stamps to create your own designer paper and then use it to create a card! Three lucky winners will get a chance to do some free shopping in the Kitchen Sink Store!! Once you have created your card, post it on the Kitchen Sink Weblog using Mr. Linky.

Stamps: 3 Step Butterflies, 3 Step Daisy, 3 Step Love Birds, and Simple Sentiments
Papers: Barely Banana, Kiwi Kiss, and Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up
Inks: Butterflies - Layer 3 - Versafine Onyx Black, Layer 2 - SU Apricot Appeal, Large Daisy - Layer 2- SU Melon Mambo, Layer 1 - SU Pixie Pink, Layer 3 - SU Purely Pomegranate, Small Daisy - Layer 2 - SU Pumpkin Pie, Layer 1 - SU Apricot Appeal, Leaves- Layer 1 - SU Kiwi Kiss
Tools: Circle Punches
Embellishment: Ribbon

Stamps: 3 Step Butterflies, 3 Step Hearts & Roses, Never a Loss 4 Words, and Friends of the Moon
Papers: Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, and Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up
Inks: Butterflies - Layer 3 - Versafine Vintage Sepia, Layer 2 - SU Pretty in Pink, Roses - Layer 4 - SU Purely Pomegranate, Layer 3 - SU Melon Mambo, Layer 2 - SU Melon Mambo stamped off once, Layer 1 - SU Pretty in Pink, Leaves - Layer 1 - SU Kiwi Kiss, Layer 3 - SU Old Olive
Tools: Punches
Embellishments: Brown Spica Pen, Rhinestones, Ribbon

One tip about masking! I cut my masks from Post-It Labels which are sticky all over the back and I stick them to the front of the acetate cover of my stamp set so that I can reuse them many times without having to cut more!

Don't forget to check out the fun "designer papers" created by all the crew members today!!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

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  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS Lynn I LOVE the dp you created...BEAUTIFUL CARD SWEETIE!

  2. OMG!! Lynn, both cards are absolutely gorgeous!! What fabulous custom DPs!! Beautiful work.

  3. Lynn these are just beautiful!! I love the colors and how you mixed the butterflies with the flowers! It's a touch of summer and so pretty!! :)

  4. Oh my Lynn! You have soo rocked this challenge! Love your mix of stamp sets to create your papers! AMAZING masking too! :)

  5. Just beautiful Lynn! I just luvvvvvvvv your cards! hugz, Gerrie

  6. So pretty! Great tip about keeping the post its with the set so they can be re-used...Why have I never thought of that!?

  7. Beautiful Lynn - love your Faux DP, such a beautiful color combination. Love the fluttering butterflies around the other KSS iamges.

  8. Spring colors, fluttering butterflies, your masking is an art form all its own!!! Thanks for the tips on how to best do that.

  9. These are beautiful, Lynn! I love the colors and the wonderful images. Lovely cards!

  10. wow, are you great at masking, lynn. just beautiful work and i love the tip!

  11. Wow Lynn, your paper is gorgeous. Wonderfully done!

  12. OMGosh! These look like professionally printed patterned papers. You did an excellent job with the masking and stamping.


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