No, we mean the Stamp Kissing Technique. If you're not familiar with this technique, we have featured a fabulous video tutorial by our Guest Expert this week, the one and only Tresa Black, that shows several variations of stamp kissing...
I seem to be on a pink kick lately, which is weird because it's not one of my favorite colors, must be all the Valentines in the air this month. This card actually started with the ribbon which set the mood for the paper choice, funny how one element can inspire the whole card...
I inked my stamp in Baby Pink, then inked a background stamp in Hollyhock and "dirty kissed" them to create a patterned flower outline. To stamp the centers, I inked the background stamp in Hollyhock, then kissed a clean center stamp on it to get the pattern, then stamped it in the flower centers. Then I cut them out, and inked the edges before using them on the card.
The hardest part of this card was the punched border...those corner punches are tricky to line up with the punched edges...my hard learned tip: punch the border mat first, then cut the inside layer piece to fit. If you cut your center piece first, then try to border punch the mat, it'll never be even. This pearl of wisdom came to me after about 4 attempts...so I'm sharing it to save you some paper.
Pop on over to H2H to see how my friends on the Design Team used the Stamp Kissing Technique on their projects. Our Feb. Guest Designer Aaron, is also playing along with us this week! You are sure to be inspired to play along. Check out their blogs and leave them some love!
We'd love to have you join us for this week's Kissing challenge...we have a couple of awesome prizes from our sponsors up for grabs this month, and you may get invited to be an upcoming Guest Designer if you make it into the Top Ten. So show your stamps some love this week, KISS them!
Thanks for popping by today!
All products CTMH unless noted
Cardstock: White Daisy and Hollyhock
Pattern Paper: Sweetheart Level 2 Kit
Stamps: B1306 Cottage Floral, D1335 Intrinsic Backgrounds, D1412 Noted Backgrounds, D1406 True Friends.
Inks: Baby Pink, Cotton Candy, Hollyhock
Buttons: Z1370 Pink Assortment
Border Punch: StampinUp
Pink satin ribbon from my stash?