Monday, May 17, 2010

Kitchen Sink Monday by the Sea

Good morning all!! This Kitchen Sink Monday has me dreaming of summer days by the sea!

I was asked at the Texas Gulf Coast Paper Crafter's Shoebox Swap a few weeks back about ways to successfully stamp the large conch sea in the 3 Step Seashells set by Kitchen Sink Stamps. So today I am going to share my secret (this is for you, Linda!).

I first stamped Layer 5 using SU Regal Rose stamped off once. I stamped Layer 5 again on a Post It note and cut that out to create a mask. I then masked Layer 5 before proceeding to stamp the remaining layers which allowed the pink to stay clean and not get muddied up with the added colors.

So here is how I stamped the shells:

Conch: Layer 5 SU Regal Rose stamped off once and then masked, Layer 4 SU Close to Cocoa, Layer 3 SU Creamy Caramel, Layer 2 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once, Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand. I then removed the mask and used my blender pen and a little Desert Sand to blend and fill in any gaps which needed color.

Spiral Shell: Layer 4 Memento Grape Jelly, Layer 3 SU Creamy Caramel, Layer 2 Memento Lulu Lavender, Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand stamped off once

Sand Dollar: Layer 3 SU Close to Cocoa, Layer 2 SU Creamy Caramel, Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand

Starfish:  Layer 3 SU Close to Cocoa, Layer 2 SU So Saffron, Layer 1 SU So Saffron stamped off once

Stamps: 3 Step Seashells, Big and Bold Swashes, Friends of the Moon, and Words of Comfort & Joy
Papers: Whisper White, Soft Suede, and Cool Caribbean by Stampin' Up
Inks: Shells shown above. Waves: SU Cool Caribbean, Sand: Sponged SU Creamy Caramel and speckles SU Close to Cocoa, Sentiment: SU Soft Suede
Tools: Nestabilities Labels 3, Martha Stewart Fern Punch
Embellishments: Pearls and Dimensionals

Be on the lookout next Monday for samples using the new Kitchen Sink sets being released on Tuesday, May 25! Don't forget to drop in on the rest of the crew to see what they have created to share with you today!


  1. What a fantastic do such a great job with those 3-step stamps...thanks for sharing your secrets!

  2. Great summery card! Wonderful tip about masking to keep the pink from getting muddy.

  3. Lynn your shells are wonderful - the colors are just perfect! Great tip too!! :)

  4. Oh wow, Lynn... what a beautiful card!! I love the subtle colors with the shells...very elegant! The swashes on the background look wonderful, too!

  5. This is just stunning, Lynn!! Such a great tip with the large shell too! I am so gonna have to do it this way next time! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. What a beautiful card. The shells look so real!

  7. Beautiful Lynn and what a great image...your coloring is wonderful!

  8. Well knock me over!!! Lynn you are amazing.... yes, of corse (as a smack my forehead with hand), masking to keep the pink center pink!!!! I've said it before... you are a genius!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing your fabulous tip... and gorgeous card! Awesome job! :)

  9. a beach themed card always catches my attention


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