Today is the kick-off of a new feature from the Kitchen Sink Stamps design team. Every Monday, we'll be featuring brand new designs using Kitchen Sink Stamps images on our blogs. And, twice a month, we'll be hosting challenges on our blogs. We hope that you'll participate along with us. You can find a little more info on these new developments and a few others here along with a chance to win some stamps here on Maria's blog. Hurry--the contest ends Monday at midnight EST!
Now, on to the card. Kitchen Sink Stamps is releasing two new, perfect for the holidays stamp sets tomorrow. Here's a preview of one of the sets, 3 Step Poinsettia. I don't have poinsettias as decorations in my house (Cosmo the crazy dog's track record with plants isn't so good--don't ask how I learned that peace lily plants are poisonous to dogs earlier this year . . .), but they always catch my eye. I had so much fun creating this card with its vivid holiday-inspired colors.
I stamped the 5 step flower image with a combination of dye and hybrid inks (Palette), starting with the lightest, a pale shade of pink, and finishing with a dark brown ink. Then I masked the flower image with a sticky note and added the leaf images using shades of green ink. The image is stamped on shimmery white cardstock for a subtle sparkle, but I didn't stop there. I brushed on some Shimmerz paints in Angel Wings over parts of the stamped image for even more sparkle. I used a Nestabilities circle die to cut out the image, then layered it on a cranberry scalloped circle.
I wanted to use the new 1" wide satin ribbon that's now available at the KSS store on my card, so I added a panel of kind of non-traditional colored patterned paper to my cardfront to coordinate with my teal ribbon. I tied a knot in the center of the wide teal ribbon and wrapped it around the patterned paper panel as an accent. After placing the patterned paper panel and the stamped image, I found that I didn't have much room left for a sentiment. Instead of using one of the sentiments from the set, I used a sentiment from Ready 4 Any Holiday. It fit perfectly in the lower right corner of my card.
You can see other previews at the blogs of the other KSS design team members. We're welcoming two new very talented members to the design team today, Angela and Lynn. You can find links to their blogs in the sidebar on the left.
Poinsettia and Ready 4 Any Holiday stamp sets, teal satin ribbon (Kitchen Sink Stamps); Pink Pirouette, Cranberry Crisp, Certainly Celery, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke Classic inks, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Cranberry Crisp, and Shimmery White cardstock, dimensionals (Stampin' Up!); Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, and Dark Chocolate Palette inks (Papertrey Ink); patterned paper (K & Company Christmas Cheer mat pad); Angel Wings paint (Shimmerz); circle and scalloped circle dies (Nestabilities)