KSCC#23 and KSS New Release!!

Hello everyone~
It's an exciting day for Kitchen Sink Stamps!! First of all, we have a special guest designer, Tammy Hershberger for the month of March!!! I'm so thrilled she is baaaack to Kitchen Sink :):) Welcome back and happy birthday, Tammy!! (yep, today's her birthday, too!!)

Another exciting thing -- Not only it's time for Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge, but KS Crews are also showing Sneak Peeks for the FOUR new sets that will be available officially tomorrow (March 2nd) .
However, the new release sets are available now for you, my wonderful readers!! Not only that, you can use the Pre-Release Sale coupon code to get 15% off of your purchase TODAY and TOMORROW (March 1st & 2nd) ONLY!!!
  • Go to Kitchen Sink Store and when you are ready to check out your order, enter the special coupon code MAKIKO15KSS in the coupon code box to get your 15% off. If you are having problems for redeeming the coupon, please contact to Kitchen Sink Stamps.

You can check out the new release sets in What's New! section at KSS Store.
Multi Step Lilacs [large set]
Multi Step Little Lambs [small set and companion to Kittens & Pup and Ducks & Pigs]
Multi Step Shamrock & Clover [mini set]
Multi Step Lucky Horseshoe [mini set and this set will also work with the stars from Ornament and stars as a "western look"]

OK, now onto the Kitchen Sink Crew challenge -- The challenge (KSCC#23) is hosted by Connie McCotter and she is challenge you to use Masking technique. All participants will have a chance to win Kitchen Sink gift certificate to spend KSS store! What a great way to earn free sets!! :):) This challenge will end on March 26th.
Please check out for the challenge detail and entering your card/project at KS Crew Challenge blog. I hope you will play along with us!

I used basic masking technique for the card above. I love this technique because it gives the depth without layers!! I used this beautiful new set, Multi Step Lilacs and masked a couple lilac images. The step 1 images work wonderfully to create the masks. The word "Welcome" is from the set, Other Important People. The card was simply decorated so that the stamped background could be seen.

These are the steps I did for each image (all inks are Memento unless mentioned:
(lilacs) 1st - angel pink, 2nd -
lulu lavender, 3rd - SU lavender lace, 4th - grape jelly
(leaves) - 1st - pear tart, 2nd - bamboo leaves, 3rd - cottage ivy

Here is another one, using basic masking technique. The card was used another new set, Multi Step Little Lambs. This set is absolutely cute!! It includes 2 lambs with different size! For the challenge, I stamped the smaller lamb first then masked it, and stamped the larger lamb. I also masked the main mat and sponged the bottom part to create the ground. I used this sketch from Our Creative Corner Challenge.

These are the steps I did for each image (all inks are Memento unless mentioned:
(small lamb) 1st - SU blush blossoms (1 x stamp off), 2nd -
SU blush blossoms (1 x stamp off), repeat 2nd step, 3rd - SU blush blossoms, 4th - SU creamy caramel (1 x stamp off), 5th - SU creamy caramel
(large lamb) - 1st - SU sahara sand (1 x stamp off), 2nd - SU sahara sand (1 x stamp off), repeat 2nd step, 3rd - SU sahara sand, 4th - london fog (1 x stamp off), 5th - london fog

  • You can always get 10% off of your purchase after the Release Sale! Just click HERE and it will take you straight to the store to shop. When you check out, enter MAKIKO10KSS at the coupon code box. Note - please type a capital "O" at the end of my name and a zero in the number for 10

Don't forget to check out what the rest of KS Crews are cookin' for you today!!

Tammy - March Guest Designer * Angela * Connie * Julie * Lisa * Lynn * Maria

[Lilac card]
Stamps: Multi Step Lilacs, Other Important People (KSS)
Paper: classic ivory (Flourishes), lavender moon (PTI)
Ink: Memento angel pink, lulu lavender, grape jelly, pear tart, bamboo leaves, cottage ivy (Tsukineko), lavender lace (SU)
Accessories: ribbon, pearls
Tools: Nestabilities, border punch

[Little Lambs card]
Stamps: Multi Step Little Lambs (KSS)
Paper: classic ivory (Flourishes), kraft (PTI), designer papers (K & Co.)
Ink: Memento london fog, rich cocoa (Tsukineko), blush blossoms, creamy caramel, sahara sand (SU)
Accessories: twill tape, flowers, pearls
Tools: Nestabilities

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


Sparkle said...

Such darling cards!

Lynn said...

Beautiful, beautiful work, Makiko! What awesome masking on both of these beauties!!

Your amazing attention to detail makes your work a real stand out!!
Thanks for the inspiration of these gorgeous cards!

Julie Masse said...

Wonderful cards!! Your lilacs are gorgeous!! and we used almost the same colors! :) I love all the pretty details you added to each card! :)

Darsana said...

I love the work you do with the KSS floral images. Your colors are always so vibrant and the flowers just jump off the page.

Liz Williams said...

Wow, these card are amazing. They just are so full of the wonder of spring.

Lisa Somerville said...

Both are beautiful, great way to use the KSS images with masking!

Connie M. said...

Oh Maki!! These are both soo beautiful! Love your perfect colors on your lilac...along with all the masking, and the grey and brown lambs...I could not decide which way to go with mine...you were sooo smart and used both the brown and the grey!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Thanks for the sweet welcome, Maki! You brought a big smile to my face (and thanks for the birthday wishes, too!)

Your lilac card.... oh, WOW!!! The colors are so vibrant and I love how you've got the lilacs laid out with all the leaves. That must have taken you forever! And those little lambs are precious! LOVE the layout of your card, too!

Angela Knopf said...

Every time I see your cards, my jaw just drops. You create the most amazing projects! I love the lilacs and all the fabulous leaves you added. Your lambs are adorable too. I love the colors you chose for the baby lamb too. So Sweet!


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