KS Monday -- Apr 19th, 2010

Hello and happy Kitchen Sink Monday everyone~
How about another square card for Angela's "Hip to be Square" challenge? If you love KSS stamps and have a set or two to play, I will encourage to enter your square card before April 24th. You have a chance to win the KSS gift certificate to spend at KSS Store...what a great way to earn a free set or more!!

For my square card, I created an easel card. Easel cards are so easy and fun to make :):) I used my all time favorite sets, 3 Step Hibiscus set and 3 Step Butterflies set. The flowers were stamped and masked first. Then, the leaves were stamped. The butterflies were stamped, cut out and attached on the stamped mat with dimensional adhesives.
The sentiment piece was created with Spellbinders Ribbon Tag trio 2 and Lattice Pendant die.

These are the steps I did for each image (all inks are Memento unless mentioned):
(Hibiscus) 1st - summer sky, 2nd - bahama blue (1 x stamp off), 3rd - bahama blue, 4th - paris dusk
(Leaves) 1st - pear tart, 2nd - bamboo leaves (1 x stamp off), 3rd - bamboo leaves
(Butterflies) 1st - dandelion, 2nd - cantaloupe, 3rd - rich cocoa

This card is also submitted to this week's Our Creative Challenge (OCCC) - use butterflies on cards.

  • To save 10% of all your purchase at KSS Store, 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 Crew square projects!!
Stamps: 3 Step Hibiscus, 3 Step Butterflies (KSS)
Paper: tempting turquoise, pacific point, Walk in the Park dp (SU), dark chocolate (PTI), classic white (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento summer sky, bahama blue, paris dusk, pear tart, bamboo leaves, dandelione, cantaloupe, rich cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: ribbon, pearls
Tools: Square & Scallop Square Nestabilities, Lattice Pendants, Ribbon Tag trio 2

Thank you for stopping by.


Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Easel card, love the color of the Hibiscus!

Sasya said...

oohh, Maki-san, this is soo beautiful! love these butterflies! cute!!

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this gorgeous spring easel card with its beautiful blue hibiscus and delicate butterflies!! What wonderful work, Makiko!!

Connie M. said...

This is just sooo beautiful Maki!! I just love your blue Hibiscus with the pretty butterflies!!

Erin Smetak said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!

Lynette said...

What a beautiful card! Gorgeous stamping, great layout, and wonderful bow!

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Joanne (jojot) said...

such an elegant easel card....so beautifully designed and the colors are fresh

Yvonne Hagane said...

WOW! This is absolutely stunning!!! What a striking color combo!

Unknown said...

Maki you have the best color combos - this is just stunning!! Great easel card! :)


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