Good Monday morning and Happy Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday! I decided to try something a bit different for me today but before I show you that, I wanted to remind you of my COUPON CODE! Any time you order Kitchen Sink Stamps, simply use the code JULIE10KSS and receive 10% your order. This code does not expire and you can use any and every time you order - cool, huh?! :)
Ok, on to the project . . . I recently picked up the latest issue of Rachel Ray's magazine, Every Day With Rachel Ray which just looked interesting as I stood in the grocery store aisle. As I was flipping through I came across this page. The large, beautiful tulip image and the mixture of fun colors just struck me! And since KSS has a 2 beautiful tulip sets I decided to have a try at creating a card using this page as my inspiration.
Tulip: Step 1- Dandelion, Step 2 - Cantelope, Step 3 - Tangelo, Step 4 - Lady Bug Red
Leaves: Step 1 - Pear Tart, Step 2 - Bamboo Leaves, Step 3 - Certainly Celery (SU!) NOTE: I used a bit of a lighter shade for step 3 rather than the usual darkest shade because I wanted a more subtle shading. Try mixing up your tones for a different effect!
The sentiment was stamped using 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy. I stamped both words with Baja Breeze (SU!) ink but for "many" I stamped it off first.
When I finished with the sentiment it was still missing something and a bit off balance - the right side needed something. Back to the inspiration photo . . . see those little symbols on the right side? I looked through all my KSS sets and found this cute little image in the Nesting Dolls set. I stamped it in 3 different colors and added coordinating Swarovskis to the center of each.
So what do you think? Was I able to translate the magazine page in stamps? I really love the fun mix of colors - it's unexpected but it works! I'd love to see you give it a try - send me a link if you do!! Be sure to visit the other KSS Crew members to see what they've been cook'n up this week!!