Monday, January 3, 2011

Cheers and Happy New Year!

Happy Kitchen Sink Stamp Monday and Happy New Year! I am so excited to be the Guest Designer this month for a stamp company that I have truly grown to love. My card was made using the new release Multi-step Champagne Celebration. There's nothing like a little taste of the bubbly to help celebrate a new year. I decided to keep it simple. Gold and black are such elegant colors and go so well with champagne. I did add glossy accents over the champagne glasses for that added glass effect.

Hopefully you have had a chance to visit the new KSS forum. The New Year's Eve kick-off was so much fun. It's obvious that a lot of work went into getting the forum up and running. Keep checking there for information and fun activities.

A new month means a new challenge at KSS. (From now on the new challenges will be announced in the forum.) This month Maria is challenging us to create a card (using KSS stamps) in 10 minutes or less. I didn't time my card this week, but I probably would have made it if I had all my paper pulled out and we didn't count the drying time of the glossy accents. Why don't you play along with our challenge for fun and upload your creation to the KSS gallery using the keyword: KSCC31. Hope to see you there.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will visit the other Design Team Members to see what delightful creations they have made. Cheers!

Color Recipes: (All inks are Adirondack unless noted.)
Champagne glasses -- 1 sandal, 2 peach bellini stamped off, 3 peach bellini, 4 starlite silver (Brilliance)
Bubbles -- 1 sandal, 2 peach bellini
Sentiment -- embossing ink, embossed with gold powder.


Lynn McAuley said...

What beautiful work with these wonderful champagne flutes, Barbara!
Gorgeous ink layers!!

We are so thrilled and delighted to have you stamping with us in the Kitchen this month and look forward to more of your fabulous creations!!

Jan said...

Simple and elegant! The gold really shows up so well on your card!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I'll drink to that! Very elegant card Barb and congrats with your KSS DT gig this month, how nice!

Lisa Somerville said...

Very elegant! So happy to have you join us as a guest this month at KSS!

Makiko Jones said...

Congratulations on being the January guest crew Barbara!! This is so gorgeous!! I love the color of the champagne glass image!

Connie M. said...

Barbara! Your card is just wonderful! This nestie is just perfect with this image!!

Congrats on being the January Guest Crew Designer!! Hugs!!

Liz Williams said...

I can hardly wait until mine arrives. Love your pretty diecut with this,

Angela Maez said...

So excited to have you in the Kitchen with us this month! What a great way to start 2011!

Love your Black & Gold creation. How ever did you get your bubbles to fit so perfectly in your Nesties?? WOW! I'm glad SOMEONE actually got to use the Glossy Accents.


Kitchen Sink Stamps said...

Beautiful card Barbara.... the bubble fit so perfect with your die cut shape! Peach Bellini... beautiful color! Got to give that a try for sure! It is nice to have you join us this month... and we are looking forward to getting to know you better too! :)

Dawn Mercedes said...

ooh...very celebratory!

Julie Masse said...

This is just beautiful Barbara!! I love the color of your champagne - and the bubbles are wonderful! So happy to have you in the Kitchen with us this month! :)