Monday, August 3, 2009

Kitchen Sink Stamps August Challenge

Welcome to the August edition of the Kitchen Sink Stamps Crew challenge. Emilia is this month's guest hostess. Her challenge was to decorate the corners of your card however you choose.

I decided to go for the effect of a picture frame on my card. I started with the focal image using the adorable kittens from the new Multi-step Kittens and Pup stamp set. I'm not a big cat person, but these are so cute! I stamped them in shades of brown for a tabby cat look, then added the "best friends" sentiment curved around them.

I used a faux woodgraining technique to create the frame for the image. After I had finished the woodgrain panel, I cut out a square from the center of the panel to place the image inside. It's hard to see since they blend in, but I added a copper brad to each corner of the frame before attaching it to the pink cardfront. I added a pair of layered pink flowers to the edge of the stamped image as a fun embellishment.

We hope you'll join us for this month's challenge and embellish the corners of your cards, too. Link up your entry on the Kitchen Sink Stamps blog for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.

For more Kitchen Sink inspiration, you can visit the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew. Here’s where you can find them:
Angela Knopf
Connie McCotter
Dee Jackson
Julie Masse
Lisa Somerville
Lynn McAuley
Makiko Jones
Maria Colosimo, owner
Emilia, guest designer/challenge hostess

And, don’t forget that you can use the code LORI10KSS for a 10% discount on your KSS purchases!

Materials Used:
Multi-step Kittens and Pup stamp set (Kitchen Sink Stamps); Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, and Regal Rose Classic inks, Whisper White Kraft ink, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa, and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); copper brads (Making Memories); circle dies (Nestabilities); flowers (Prima); self-adhesive pearl (Martha Stewart)


  1. Lori, this is adorable! You're really making me wish I'd waited just one more month before resigning from Kitchen Sink so I'd be playing with these stamps, too! :)

  2. Love this fabulous kitten creation, Lori!! Your beautifully colored kittens look so sweet in this square framed circle!! Precious, precious card!!!

  3. Lovely kittens and nicely decorated card! I love the pink frame.

  4. Lori, what a cute card!! Those colors and pink flowers are just perfect for the adorable kittens :)

  5. This is just sooo adorable, Lori! LOVE these kitties, and the pink and browns are just perfect with them!

  6. Yet another fabulous creation! I agree, the kittens are pretty darn cute. Great job with the frame too.

  7. Oh another great one! Love the faux finish on the "frame!" :)

  8. Fabulous colors on the Kitten Lori - they look just like photos!

  9. Good post indeed! Thanks for sharing such nice information.

  10. Wow Lori! The colors of your cats is wonderful! They look so real!!Awesome work girl!


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