Well, I do like the romantic kind! But today's blog post is about how I used the stamping "Kissing" technique to make a fun "Hello" card. Oh, and unlike the romantic kissing, the stamping technique does not come naturally – I did need a bit of instruction on how to do it, and I'm going to pass it on to you!
Actually, kissing (I'm dropping the quotation marks as of right now!) just involves one extra step between inking up your stamp and applying the inked stamp to your paper. It also involves having one solid stamp and one patterned stamp. So the steps are:
- Ink up the solid stamp.
- While holding the inked stamp in one hand (if you're right-handed, hold it in your left hand and vice versa), take the patterned stamp (NOT inked) and stamp it onto the inked stamp.
- Apply the image from the solid stamp to your paper.
That's all there is to it!
I copied this card from the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator's magazine, Stampin' Success. If you're a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, it's in the July/August issue on page 11. (If you've been thinking about signing up as a demonstrator with me, this magazine is just one more reason to add to your "why" list!)
I used the Stampin' Up! Stamp Set, Hearts a Flutter to make the stamped hearts image. Here's a photo of the stamp set pointing out which images I used for this:
I actually added a step to this Kissing process.
1. I inked the solid Heart stamp.
2a. I stamped the patterned Flag stamp onto the Heart stamp.
2b.I twisted the Flag stamp in my hand 90 degrees and stamped it again onto the heart stamp, creating a grid, almost gingham-ish, image on the heart stamp.
3. I stamped the heart onto my card stock.
After that I used the heart shape from the Hearts a Flutter Framelits Set to cut each of the six hearts and then I arranged them on my card.
Such a simple – but effective! – technique, and I hope you'll give it a try before long. It can really expand your library of stamped images!
Oh, and then there's the rest of the card. I used the brand new (in the Holiday Catalog) Chevron Border Punch to create the layer on the left side of the card. The stamped "hello" image is from the set, Six-Sided Sampler, and the Baker's Twine is Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine. The colors on this card are Crumb Cake (the card base and punched layer), Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Tangerine Tango and Old Olive.
Now I'm off to find another technique to try! My sister-in-law, Deb, who is also my downline, is a technique queen and she just sent me a ton of samples. Now I just have to figure out which one to use!