Monday, November 11, 2019

Come Rain or Snow - KSS

Normally by this time in November I have all my Christmas cards made, addressed, and ready to drop at the Post Office on the day after Thanksgiving. Sadly, that has not been the case this year. I am really going to have to kick it up a notch to have Christmas cards ready for all my friends and family. So from now until Christmas, you may think this is a Christmas ONLY blog, and it just may be!!

For today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design I have created this snowy night scene using images from the following KSS sets:

Tiny Norway Pine Multi Step Clear Stamps
(this set is no longer available but Minnesota Norway Pine Tree is)

These are the steps I followed to create the night sky:
   1. Punch a circle and attach it to the white 6 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch panel.
   2. Brush the top 3/4 of the panel with Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire.
   3. Brush in a little Distress Oxide Black Soot.
   4. Flick on tiny droplets of water and dry with a heat gun.
   5. Before adding the snow, I stamped the 3 Norway Pines.
   6. Water down some white acrylic paint and flick on the falling snow.
   7. Remove the moon mask and stamp Santa.

To complete the card, I used watered down Chipped Sapphire to paint the tree shadows and tore an addition snowbank on which to stamp the sentiment. I edged the top of the snow banks with some clear Stickles and called the card done.

Should you need it, here is the Color Recipe for the Norway Pines:

Layer 3 Memento Espresso Truffle
Layer 2 PTI Ocean Tides
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Old Olive

Santa and the Sentiment were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black

For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:

Nancy Stamps by Nancy McCabe

Today's card has been entered in the following challenges:


  1. I'm not sure where all the time has gone this year too, but I'm in the same boat on Christmas cards. Can't seem to get my act together. LOVE your card. It reminds me of ones from long ago. Beautiful!

  2. Well it's actually normal for me to cut things really close to the deadline for sure! LOL! So you're still way again of me! Your Santa sleigh over the moon looks amazing on this scene Lynn! Whoever gets a card from you is going to have a nice present for sure! :) HUGS

  3. Absolutely beautiful Lynn, Love how you included the shadows of the trees...

  4. Lynn, this card brings a smile to my face. I'm always drawn to silhouettes of Santa and his sleigh so of course this card grabs my attention. Too Cute!

  5. WOW Lynn, this Christmas card is stunning!! I love the gorgeous scene you created and how you added the shadows on the trees, so beautiful!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Perfect and quite beautiful Christmas scene!!!

  7. That's a lovely christmas card! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  8. A lovely Christmas scene. Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Galz


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