Monday, August 27, 2018

Day Dreaming in Texas - KSS

Today is the 4th Monday of August so there are no apologies needed for this Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. Last Monday I jumped the gun a little early with this post, but it seems that sometimes I just have no will power and play like my right-brain has taken control of my senses although my left-brain is usually able to rein it in and take charge somewhere along in the process.

For today's post I have designed a 5 x 7 New Year's Day card using a great mix of Kitchen Sink Stamps winter images. With the temperatures in the triple digits in my part of Texas all this week, my thoughts turned to snow and ice!

Kitchen Sink Stamps Sets Used for this Design

To create this design, I started first by stamping the snowy cabin on the left. I wanted the chimney to look like Texas limestone, so I inked layers 3 and 2 of the cabin with two colors. One for the stones and one for the logs.

Recipe for the Snowy Cabin

Layer 3 - SU Tip Top Taupe on the stone chimney
SU Baked Brown Sugar on the logs

Layer 2 - Memento Desert Sand on the stone chimney
SU Creamy Caramel on the logs

Layer 1 - PTI Fine Linen for both the chimney and the logs

All of the ice on the roof and pond, as well as all the snow mounds on this card were created with varied intensities of Stampin' Up's new Balmy Blue. It is my current favorite blue!! After stamping the roof, the pond, and the snow mounds, I added the trees.

Recipe for the Snowy Pine Trees

Layer 3 - Memento Northern Pine
Layer 2 - SU Mossy Meadow
Layer 1 - SU Old Olive

The hockey players, the bare trees, and the sentiment were all stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle.

The only masking I did on this card for a torn strip of paper laid across the top of the card to create the horizon. I brushed on the sky using Distress Ink Peacock Feathers.

I wanted this card to look like you were driving in through a front fence so I popped up a panel of wood-grain designer paper mounted on heavy card stock on the right to serve as the foreground of the design. I then stamped and cut out the figure skates, added a top bow of white embroidery thread and popped up the the skates hanging them from a brad over the faux fence. I am pleased with the way it turned out!

Color Recipe for the Skates:

Layer 5 - Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Gray Granite
Layer 3  - Stampin' Up Going Gray
Layer 2 - PTI Soft Stone

I am entering this card in Stamping Sensations's August Challenge - Use your "current" favourite stamp. The ice skates are "currently" holding that place. They are perfection!!

Kitchen Crew Members Maria and Jeanne have fabulous designs to share as well!!

Check them out!!


  1. I do not own 1 Kitchen Sink Stamp.. not 1 !!! But you have me very intrigued. I really should invest in at least one set and give it a try. I adore this card!!! I mean really ADORE THIS! You are so talented combing the stamps that you do.

  2. This is a beautiful card! I love the winter scene with the cabin and pond with its ice skaters, then the closeup of the skates hanging on the wall. You nailed it, Lynn! Great job!

  3. OH Lynn, this is a vision! I love your wintery wonderland! Those ice skates bring me back to my childhood :)

  4. I"m sitting here sweating like there's no tomorrow and dreaming about this scene! LOVE your gorgeous card. It's never too early for a New Year's Day card! Love it.

  5. WOW Lynn, this is stunning!! I LOVE the winter scene you created and all of the gorgeous stamps you used, so beautiful and peaceful!

  6. Lynn, this is ANOTHER FABULOUS CARD! LOVE that little cabin & wintry scene! It is HOT here too, but the leaves have begun to change! So, that means cooler weather IS coming! LOL THANK YOU Dear Friend for coming over to leave me some love! You don't know just how much I appreciate you!!! ;)

  7. Oh, Lynn, your card is fabulous! I love the little cabin and the hockey players in the back of the scene. The skates hanging on the pole are gorgeous. Love the card, Lynn!

  8. A beautifully stamped winter scene, many thanks for sharing a favourite stamp with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  9. You have made another winter beauty here Lynn!! I absolutely love the way you've arranged the skates on the design with the scene in the background! Really clever and gorgeous card my friend! HUGS

  10. Beautiful stamped scene. Thank you for joining at StampingSensations this month.

  11. Your scene with all of these stamps is amazing!!! What an amazing scene and I love, love, love this card Lynn!!!

  12. The Queen of scenes strikes again... I envy your ability to put together layers and stamps to create amazing scenes that always WOW me...


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