Thursday, February 5, 2009

KSS Takes on CPS

Kitchen Sink Stamps is one of the sponsors at Card Positioning Systems this week. Here's my take on the current sketch, featuring KSS images, of course.

I used Love & Luck, one of my favorite KSS sets, for this one. The colors were inspired by the patterned paper that I had on my desk leftover from a card I’d made earlier in the week. I really like the combination of blue and the variety of pink and red tones in the pattern and wanted to use it again in a little different way.

The heart image is stamped in pale Sweet Blush ink and the “xoxo” sentiment is stamped in bolder Berry Sorbet ink to overlap the heart just a bit. I used several circle punches to create the medallion looking piece for the focal image.

I criss-crossed two pieces of Berry Sorbet satin ribbon over the patterned paper panel on the cardfront. The bright ribbon is a nice contrast to the blue on the patterned paper. Here’s a little stamping tip I used in making this card: when you attach ribbon pieces on a cardfront like this, make sure to use some kind of tape runner rather than liquid glue to secure the ribbon so that there’s not a stiff line or mark from the adhesive.

All of the Kitchen Sink Crew members are joining in the challenge, so be sure to stop by their blogs to take a peek.
Angela Knopf
Dee Jackson
Julie Masse
Lynn McAuley
Maria Colosimo, owner
Nicole Cooke
Tammy Hershberger

Materials Used:
Love & Luck stamp set (Kitchen Sink Stamps); Berry Sorbet and Sweet Blush Palette inks, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, and White cardstock, Berry Sorbet satin ribbon (Papertrey Ink); 1 3/8” and scallop circle punch, mat pack and paper piercing tool, dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!); 1 ½” circle punch (EK Success); patterned paper (DCWV Fall Stack)


  1. Love these great colors, Lori!! What a cute, cute card!!

  2. Super cute!! I love that paper. The heart with the xoxo over it is wonderful

  3. Such a pretty card Lori!! Love the dp and colors! :)

  4. Awesome design, Lori! I love how you make things look so great with a minimum of layers and doo-dads! That satin ribbon on there is yummalicious!

  5. great fun and playful card Lori! Fun DP too! Great colors to work with! xoxo!

  6. This is so sweet! Love the simple image with the cute paper!

  7. Okay, I totally have to go shopping with you! You have the best DP!! I love the heart and XOXOs. Waaaaay cute!

  8. Love how the dots in the stamp are echoed by the dotted DP. That is some stunning paper. You always have the nicest DP for your designs. Loverliness! :O)

  9. so sweet, Lori! love your dsp!


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