Monday, March 1, 2010

Lilacs and Lambs

What a great day in the Kitchen with new stamps and a new challenge! You are getting a chance to see and purchase at a 15% discount 4 new sets from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Enter The Kitchen Sink Store and type in LYNN15KSS at checkout.

The exciting new sets which you can view here are:
    Multi Step Lilacs
    Multi Step Little Lambs
    Multi Step Shamrocks & Clover
    Multi Step Lucky Horseshoe

Connie's challenge for us today is to use basic masking in our designs! Please join us in this challenge using KSCC23 as your keyword and uploading your design onto the Kitchen Sink Weblog using Mr. Linky. Be sure you to use your Kitchen Sink Stamps to create a masked design to be included in the drawing for winners. Three winners will be randomly selected to win some KSS cash to spend in the Kitchen Sink Store!!

For my first design today I mixed the new Multi Step Lilacs with 3 Step Butterflies and 3 Step Daisies to create my card. The butterfly was stamped first and masked to add the lilac.

Stamps: Multi Step Lilacs, 3 Step Butterflies, and 3 Step Daisies
Papers: Pink Pirouette, Purely Pomegranate, Kiwi Kiss, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, eva by BasicGrey
Inks: Butterfly - Layer 1 - Memento Cantalope, Layer 2 - Memento Tangelo, Layer 3 - Memento Tuxedo Black;    Lilac - Layer 4 - SU Rose Red, Layer 3 - SU Rose Romance, Layer 2 - SU Mauve Mist, Layer 1- SU Pretty in Pink;   Stem and Leaves - Layer 1 - SU Kiwi Kiss, Layer 2 - SU Old Olive stamped off once, Layer 3 - SU Old Olive
Tools: Sponge and Crop-o-dile
Embellishment: Ribbon


For my next masked creation I used the new Multi Step Little Lambs along with Multi Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet and 3 Step Honey Bunny.

I'll also share a little trick I use when stamping images like this lamb which need to be very light in color but can be difficult to see! I always stamp them on white paper and then mask them to add a stamped and/or sponged background. It really helps define the image and made it stand out on the card. The grass was stamped over the masked lamb and then the sky was sponged with SU Bashful Blue before adding the tulips.

Stamps: Multi Step Little Lambs, 3 Step Honey Bunny, and Multi Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet
Papers:  Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, euphoria by BasicGrey
Inks: Lamb - Layer 5 - I inked the head and hooves with Memento Tuxedo Black and the neck and knees with Memento Dark Cocoa, Layer 4 - Memento Dark Cocoa stamped off once, Layer 3 - SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once, Layer 2 - Memento Desert Sand stamped off once, Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand stamped off once; Grass - Layer 1 - SU Kiwi Kiss, Layer 2 - SU Old Olive stamped off once, Layer 3 - SU Old Olive; Tulips - Layer 3 - Memento Grape Jelly, Layer 2 - Memento Lilac Posies, Layer 1 - Memento Lilac Posies stamped off once, Layer 4 - SU Elegant Eggplant, Layer 5 - SU Elegant Eggplant;  Tulip Stems - SU Old Olive
Tools: Marvy Dimple Corner Punch, EKSuccess Circle Punches, SU Slot Punch, Sponge
Embellishments: Ribbon, Rhinestones, and Dimensionals

Kitchen Sink is welcoming back a dear friend, colleague, and gifted designer, Tammy Hershberger, as guest designer for the month of March. She will be joining us on all the challenges and excitement that is planned for this month. Please stop by her blog and see what she has created today. The rest of the Crew have also created new things to inspire you in your multi layered stamping as well. Don't miss a single one!!


  1. Wow, Lynn these are great new sets. Thanks for a peek at them. I love the lilac. It's screaming spring (and buy me!)

  2. OOOOO Lynn what gorgeous images!!! Beautiful cards with these new sets!!!

  3. Super prettY! I love the patterned paper on these...Enhances the the beautiful stamped images! Thanks for helping chase away the winter blues with these lovlies!

  4. Oh so wonderful Lynn!! Your lilac & butterfly is just so pretty together - great masking!! And that sweet little lamb - great tip about the background!! Lovely cards! :)

  5. Wow, Lynn these multi step flowers are gorgeous! And you cards are beautiful. Oh, how I wish spring flowers were here already!

  6. What pretty cards! Those layering stamps really make the image look so realistic! Perfect masking too. :)

  7. Wow!! What beautiful cards, Lynn!! I love how you combined another KSS sets with the new sets. Fantastic work!!

  8. I love these cards they are great. These new images look like they will be a lot of fun.

  9. These are beautiful, Lynn! I love the colors and the images are just fabulous.

  10. Love what you've done with the masking and the new KSS images - just beautiful! The lamb with the tulips is just precious!

  11. Oh, my......these are gorgeous! It looks like you could reach out and just touch the butterfly - and the lamb. So pretty.

  12. Oh my, Lynn!! These are both sooo beautiful!! LOVE the butterfly on your lilac, and those tulips with your lamb!!!! Fantastic masking, my friend!!

  13. Great job with the masking, I love the tip on the lamb card too. Both cards are just lovely.

  14. THANK YOU for the sweet welcome back, Lynn! You made my day!

    Your cards are absolutely fabulous! The way you've combined other sets with the new releases is fabulous! And I LOVE your tip with masking and sponging a background. I'm going to try that with the dove from the wedding set sometime!

  15. beautiful cards, lynn. thanks for the masking tip!

  16. Oh Lynn, you did such a beautiful job masking. I love the butterfly with the lilacs. Such a gorgeous creation. And don't get me started on those lambs!! Love it!!


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