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October 5, 2009

Kitchen Sink Stamps - Challenge Monday

Happy Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! It was busy around here Saturday, as both my boys went to Homecoming, and we had a house full of kids after the dance. The weather could have cooperated, but the kids had a wonderful time! Today in the Kitchen is also Challenge Monday - with Angela as our hostess! Angela's challenge is Easy as 1...2...3! So what does that mean? Use One Dimensional, Two Embellishments, Three Stamped Images.

I used the Out of the Box Technique and Faux Painted Paneling Techniques on my card. The large leaf is slightly Out of the Box, and the Faux Painted Paneling is done on the Summer Sun card stock. Both techniques are from past The Technique Junkies Newsletter.

Before I give you the details on my card - here's where my 1-2-3 came in:

  • Dimensional (popped up center of Giant Sunflower)
  • Embellishments - Jumbo Eyelets, Polka Dot Dusty Durango Grosgrain
  • Stamped Images - Multi Step Giant Sunflower, Multi Step Sunflowers, Multi Step Kittens & Pup (sentiment)
Last week KSS Crew Member Dee had stamped sunflowers using images from the Multi Step Giant Sunflowers & the Multi Step Sunflowers, so I drew from that as my inspiration for my focal image.
Giant Sunflower starting with the flower first:
  • #3 Memento Potters Clay, #2 Memento Rhubarb stamped off, #3 Memento Dandelion, #5 Imperial Purple, #4, Potters Clay - repeat.
The Stem/Leaves (note the smaller leaf is from the Multi Step Sunflowers):
  • #1 Memento Cottage Ivy stamped off, #2 Memento Cottage Ivy, #3 Imperial Purple.
When I added the small Sunflower, I started with the Stem - stamping in the same color and order as above. Then added the small button Sunflower from the Multi Step Sunflowers, again stamping in the same colors and order as the Giant Sunflower. I stamped the center of the Giant Sunflower a second time, sponged the edges a bit with Soft Suede then popped it up on a dimensional. The sentiment is from Multi Step Kittens & Pup, stamped in Chocolate Chip.

This weeks KSS Challenge is open until October 23rd, the winner will be posted on October 26th. Don't forget to be eligible for the KSS Challenges, your cards must follow the challenge and use ALL Kitchen Sink Images. Be sure to leave your challenge link on the KSS Blog - we can't wait to see what you create with this months challenge.

Don't forget you can save 10% on all your Kitchen Sink Stamps purchases - just enter code LISA10KSS when you check out! Happy savings!

Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps: Multi Step Giant Sunflower, Multi Step Sunflowers, Multi Step Kittens & Pump
Ink - Memento Rhubarb, Potters Clay, Cottage Ivy, Dandelion, Imperial Purple, Stampin' Up! Soft Suede
Card Stock - White, Basic Grey Perhaps, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Garden Green
Other - Sponge Dauber, Jumbo Eyelets, Dusty Durango Polka Dot Grosgrain, SAMJ, Crop-a-Dile, Dimensional

Fall is still in the Kitchen...with more new stamps coming October 12th! Watch for a sneak peek on my blog this Friday!
Thanks for stopping by, for more KSS inspiration using this months challenge, check out the other DT members blogs: Angela, Dee, Connie, Julie, Lori, Lynn , Makiko, Maria (KSS Owner)


Lynn McAuley said...

What a beautiful card, Lisa! I still haven't mastered the giant sunflower. Thanks for your wonderful recipe! I'm going to use it and hope my flower turns out as gorgeous as these!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful sunflowers! Great colors and the panel behind the flower is wonderful! :)

Connie M. said...

Lisa! This is just soooo beautiful! Your flowers are just stunning! Love the ribbon and eyelet accents too!

Sara Henton said...

Are you going to be surprised that I think that this is gorgeous!?! Great card

Unknown said...

Lisa, this is fantastic!! I love the richness of the sunflower colors!!
Awesome details as always!

Debby said...

Wow it's beautiful! Thanks for all the detail. I appreciate it a lot! How fun to have all the kids at your house. I love that.

Angela Knopf said...

Such a gorgeous card Lisa. I love the DP panels and that great ribbon! Such a gorgeous card. Wow!

Lori said...

The sunflower pair is beautiful, Lisa! The colors are just perfect.

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