Sunday, October 7, 2007

More fun from the Kitchen Sink

Well, my Mom was here all weekend, and we had a wonderful visit. Now she's home and I got to spend some time this afternoon stamping with my newest Kitchen Sink Stamps!
This first card, I think may be a little too busy? I really, really loved this background paper when I found it, but after I stamped the flowers to go with it, I thought maybe it's a little over the top? The flower stamps are, of course from Kitchen Sink Stamps... the Pretty Petals set. My sentiment is from Impression Obsession. Anyway, the background papers are the Magnolia collection from My Mind's Eye. My card base is Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip. I also used SU! Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla, and Bazzill Whirlpool blue. The flowers are inked with VersaMagic Jumbo Java, Pumpkin Spice, Aegean Blue, Spanish Olive and Aspen Mist, and the sentiment is Pumpkin Spice. The flower centers are punched out with a 3/4" circle punch, embossed with clear EP, and raised up on dimensionals. I used my sewing machine and brown thread to zig-zag stitch across the top of the card. The sentiment is on a 1" circle, and layered with a 1 1/4" circle. The main image is mounted on dimensionals, too and I finished off with this gorgeous Offray aqua ribbon I found at Joann's on Friday.This card is just a silly idea I've been playing around with in my head ever since I saw Maria's Pretty Petals set and thought they looked like surfboards! When I mentioned it to Maria, she said her friends thought so too, especially since the swirls that are included with the set look like waves. So I created my little beach scene by tearing a piece of kraft cardstock for the sandy beach, and making a fence with pieces punched from my SU! Word Window punch. I then stamped and cut-out my "surfboards" and leaned them against the fence. Then I had to add another layer of sand, because those surfboards would fall over if they weren't sitting firmly in the sand! :) I added swirls in 3 shades of blue for waves. The set comes with a longer, swirled piece that is mostly used as a flower stem but I stamped it in the sky and sponged some white for nice, high clouds! My sun is obviously punched from my giga scalloped circle punch. The sentiment is from Stampendous, and stamped on SU! Pretty in Pink cardstock and punched out with the Word Window punch. I wanted it to say "Hang 10, dude!" but my smallest alphabet set just wasn't cooperating with me tonight! Hope you like my silly little "pick-me-up" card!

11 comments:

reflections:0) said...

These are both great cards... I really like the little surf boards and how colorful they are...

reflections:0)

Michelle said...

That first card is so amazing, with all the great colours and patterns!

2 Worlds said...

I just discovered your bog
this is great stamps
I liked the thanks set

Shawn K. said...

Hi,

Just found your blog through the Kitchen Sinks thread on SCS. You are really talented! Loving your creations!

Shawn K.

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Linda said...

I just found your blog.Love it.You really have some amazingly Beautiful cards..

Cathy I. said...

Big congrats on being featured stamper today!!! Good for you!!!! You deserve it! Keep up the great work!!!

maria @ kitchen sink said...

Hi Tammy,
Congratulations on being the feature Stamper on SCS!!! Your star is shinning bright girl!!!! And so it should!!!

Becky said...

YAY KITCHEN SINK!!! These stamps rock!

Lisa T said...

Your card is not too busy! Is it a sedate little card? No. But sedate is boring! :-) You did a great job. The bold colors and the bold stamps work wonderfully with that paper! (Lucky you - getting to stamp at work! I'd be happy to have time to stamp at all, lol.)

Congrats to your daughter on her solo. I bet she sounded great!

mamichelle said...

That is adorable! Great idea for my Hawaii scrapbook! I may have to purchase that set.

And I dont' think your other card is too busy. I love it!