Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Anything But.......


Hello, Judy Woodland here, and welcome to a new Mod Squad Challenge. I know most of us are really tired of making Christmas themed anything. So my challenge to you this week is to make anything but a Christmas card. You're welcome!!!!

This week our sponsor is the wonderful stamp company Kitchen Sink Stamps.


Kitchen Sink Stamps offers us a discount. CODE: ModSquad15.

These stamps are amazing. Most have a multi-stamp feature that lets you get great detail in your images using several colors. There is real dimension with a 3-D effect! And one of the best features of this stamp company is that there are color recipes for most of the multi-step stamps, so you don't have to guess what colors to use. There are even alternative colors if you don't have the inks that are suggested. Maria from Kitchen Sink Stamps is a member of our Mod Squad Challenge Facebook Group so feel free to say Hi or ask any questions.

$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the store. 
You can pick your own goodies and there are lots of choices!

Here is a sample for you:

I used the stamp set from Kitchen Sink called Multi-Step Pine Trees. This is just a lovely set, with 3 different size trees. The dimension on the final image is amazing. And here's a tip I learned from Frenchie Martin. Take a dark brown marker and color in the trunk of the tree here and there, as I have done here. It makes the trees so much more real. On this card I stamped the largest image using all 4 stamps on a piece of white card. Then I masked the tree and sponged in the sun using a circle mask. After I was done sponging I took the 2nd step stamp for the medium sized tree and only stamped with that. I love the delicate image you get with just the one stamp. Then I stamped the greeting with the Kitchen Sink 3-Step Baseball Stamp Set on vellum and white heat embossed it.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White, Dusty Rose and Wild Dandelion Card Stock
KSS 3-Step Base Ball Stamp for Greeting
GKD Inks In:
*Grass Green
*Fresh Asparagus
*Lemon Drop
*Peach Bellini
*Dusty Rose
*Cranberry Tart
Memento New Sprout Ink
SSS Olive Ink
GKD White Embossing Powder
Stash Vellum
Judy Dots

  • Must be a NEW card/project as of the challenge start date
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  • You must follow the challenge theme
  • Include a link back to this challenge page
  • You may enter as many challenges as you like
  • Enter as many times as you'd like 
  • Challenge ends on following Tuesday at 12 noon EST
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  • Winners of prizes will be selected using a random generator.
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Upload your image by clicking the BLUE Add Your Link button. 
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  1. What a beautiful DT samples. Thanks for the "not Christmas" challenge this week and the fantastic sponsor's prize package.

  2. Your card is AMAZING!!! So happy to put away the red and green and have some FUN with your Challenge!

  3. lol, thank you for no Christmas this challenge! As much as I love making Christmas cards, it's fun to look at other things too! Loving those Kitchen Sink stamps, the baseball set is a must have for me :)

  4. Great theme! I really like the sky behind the trees!