Monday, September 25, 2017

My Sweet Petunia and Kitchen Sink Stamps

Oh nuts!
Welcome to the hop between My Sweet Petunia and Kitchen Sink Stamps. 

We are happy to have you join us for today's hop. We have lovely cards to share and prizes too. Everyone who comments on every stop of the hop will be entered to win one of two prizes - the winner's choice of an Original or Mini MISTI, and a $50.00 Gift Certificate from Kitchen Sink Stamps. The deadline for commenting is October 2nd at 11:00 p.m. Central. The winners will be announced October 3rd on the My Sweet Petunia blog and Kitchen Sink Stamps blog. 

And a bonus for you, Kitchen Sink Stamps is celebrating their 10th Anniversary today, and there is a sale. 35% of all items in stick, with Free Shipping at $65.00 (US Only). The sale runs from Sept 25th to 29th (midnight PDT) Coupon Code: KSSDECADE
(Sale Excludes Out of Stock and Special Order/Retired Items)

Now, on to the card I made. I used my Mini MISTI for my card today, and the new Bar Magnets, which are very strong. (I cannot wait to find out where they will hide themselves at some point in the future!) I am using the 3 step Autumn Squirrel stamp set for my card today. I started out by arranging and stamping the leaves around the top of my card in various distress inks. 
I am continuing to add the layers to the leaves using gathered twigs distress ink. Once finished I die cut using my stitched rectangles, and die cut the circle once I knew the placement of the squirrel on the card base, and added foam strips to the panel, which will be attached to the card base.
For the squirrel, I used 2 of the 3 step squirrels as I wanted the base to remain in the white. My squirrel is stamped in copper for the first step and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, then stamped in red, and heat embossed again to ensure the red was dry. The colours show up wonderfully in real life! I added a little acorn for the squirrel, and stamped the "oh nuts" sentiment, also in the red.
A close up of my card. The squirrel is stamped on my card base, and the top layer is added on foam strips, with the squirrel showing through the deckled circle. 
To finish my card, I added a few autumn coloured sequins. 

You should have arrived here from Lydia's blog. If not, you will want to start at the beginning of the hop at Maria's blog.

The next stop is Ceal's blog, and following is a list of those participating in the hop.


Thanks for visiting - have fun on the hop everyone.

Products: My Sweet Petunia Mini MistiMy Sweet Petunia Bar MagnetKitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step Squirrel, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Gathered Twigs, Shabby Shutters, Pumpkin Orange, Fossilized Amber, Dew Drops Brilliance Crimson Copper Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Neenah Cardstock, Frantic Stamper Deckled Circle Die Set, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Sequins, Foam Tape.


51 comments :

Liz Williams said...

Absoltely love your fabulous colors on these leaves and the peek-a-boo squirrel is so lifelike.

barbara macaskill said...

Absolutely beautiful! I have the Squirrel stamps but need the Leaves too so I can make something similar to your lovely creation! TFS!

Susan Wareham said...

I am in awe of the detail in these stamps every image is so real looking. Great job on your card love the colors of the leaves and the design

Gayle Schultz said...

I love the way you did the leaves. (For some strange reason, I always thought you had to use all of the steps.) The squirrel is perfect!

zehra said...

What great fall card, love the details

Jeanne said...

This is an awesome Fall card!!!

Sabrina said...

Very cute card!!

Nana Donna said...

Your card is Fabulous!. I love the colors you used on your leaves.

Isabelle said...

This is one of my favorite stamps set and your beautiful card is a great inspiration.

Sue LD said...

Beautiful Fall card. I like the colors and the deckled circle framing the squirrel.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

I love how you skipped the base layer of the squirrel so the white would be the base!!! So many times we forget to think outside the box and we just follow the rules and use all the layers they give us. Great thinking! Love that squirrel too :-) Awesome card!

cghundley said...

Oh how elegant and
charming this card
is. Love how you
stamped the squirrel
and the leaves.
Carla from Utah

Joyce Erb said...

Beautiful card! I need those leaves:-) My bar magnet is always visiting my heat gun LOL

Stacey Kowbel said...

Love the colours you used! Fantastic card.

Francine D said...

I like the layering on the fall leaves. They are so pretty.

Mary Jane Blahnik said...

Loving this autumnal card. The squirrel is adorable

Tracy A said...

I love everything about your card. Beautiful colors, wonderful design.

Jan G. said...

LOVE the colors in the leaves (and the little squirrel is cute). Just beautiful.

Teresa Doyle said...

What a beautiful card Kia, how lovely this would be for a Thanksgiving card.
I have always loved 2 & 3 step stamping but pre-MISTI could not get it right. I love the variety of 2 and 3 step stamps that Kitchen Sink Stamps has. Just beautiful!

Teresa Doyle said...

Kia, your card is simply awesome. I love these layering stamps as they are so beautiful and you did a fine job depicting that! TFS!

P.S. I thought I left a comment here earlier but as I was finishing it up my phone rang and I couldn't remember after if I posted it or not. After checking back, I didn't see it so if it went through, disregard this. Thanks

Annette:) said...

I love this card. Fall is my favorite season because of the delicious colors.

Nicki Wong said...

Love your card. The little squirrel is just so cute. Great autumn card.

Sheila H said...

Your color combo is beautiful. I love the cutout with the squirrel.

Billie Dee said...

Great card! Beautiful color combination. Love that sweet petunia and KSS have paired up for this!

Karenladd said...

Oh, what a perfect card to celebrate the first week of fall! That squirrel and the leaves are beautiful and so realistic. I think I need a Misti!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

This is a very sweet fall card, these leaves are truly amazing !!

Dianne Cameron said...

Love your colors! ...and the design! ... and the squirrel!

Dianne Cameron said...

Ok - did I finish my post, or not? Anyway - love this card - all of it - the colors, the design - and the cute little squirrel.

Dianne Cameron said...

Ok - did I finish my post, or not? Anyway - love this card - all of it - the colors, the design - and the cute little squirrel.

Dianne Cameron said...

Great card!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Wow this is an awesome Autumn card. You've captured those leaves and all their glory in your beautiful fall colour mashup and layered stamping. The squirrel is just priceless and I like how you have him peeking through the circle. Squirrels are very active hear right now so I'm hoping it's not depicting a hard winter ahead. Thanks for sharing.

tinyfeet said...

This is very pretty card. I love the colors you've chosen for it.

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful squirrel (even though
I'm mad at them right now - making
a mess with the walnuts). The
leaves glow. Great card.
thanks for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love the colors you used on the cute card:)

Patt H. said...

I adore your awesome card! The squirrel is so cute & he looks real. Your leaves are colored beautifully too. Great card!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh be still my heart, this is a gem, Kia! From the gorgeous fall leaves in hues of reds and yellows and colors between, just as God has gifted us in the autumnal change - take my breath away. It looks fabulous against the stark white! And the squirrel - he is the star of the show on your card! Love this so much ♥ Blessings and TFS!

Kay S. said...

This is such a cute card. Thanks for showing us how to deviate from the prescribed layers. Love the coloring of the leaves.

April Rogers said...

This is so cute! I absolutely love it. Captures the true-ness of fall around here. Our squirrels are busy gathering nuts. We beat them to the Chestnuts this year. lol Love the different layers in the leaves too. just beautiful!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love the leaves and the squirrel! Gorgeous fall colors!

SHartl said...

That fat little squirrel looks like he's been saving nuts for winter! I love the pretty fall leaves along the top!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! Amazing colors!!! Love your gorgeous card!!!

lindaplus3 said...

Aweeee. Such a cute little squirrel. You leaves look so pretty. Makes me anxious to see all the fall leave colors. tyvmfs :)

Char K said...

Put an apple in that squirrel's paws and he's the one who eats all the apples from my tree :) great scene!

Teri Klawitter said...

Hi, thanks for the share of your beautiful Autumn theme card. I onl wish the season lasted longer! Bravo, nice job!

kim said...

love the great fall colors.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a great post with beautiful project.

Susan Sieracki said...

Love this card...definitely need to case this.

Shelly Schmidt said...

My husband is Squirrel obsessed- the kids call him the Squirrel whisperer...LOL I HAVE to CASE your card- this is one of the sets I own from KSS- just love this card! Great blog hop!

dannyscotland said...

Aw, that little squirrel is so cute! We have tons in our neighborhood and I just love them. I also love the bright autumn colors you used on the leaves. So pretty! I'm ready for fall!

Bo Prior said...

I love your color choices - thanks so much for sharing your art.

Kitchen Sink Stamps said...

Wonderful colors against the stark white! Love the playful die-cut "spotlight" on the squirrel! Lovely fall card Kia!

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