Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The technique of kissing ...

Kissing stamps of course.
We had a demonstration of this at the regional training day. I've seen it before but well, like anything you just don't know until you've tried it, in the privacy and comfort of your own home.

You will need:

Cardstock - whisper white
Ink - orchid opulence and some perfect plum.
A patterned stamp (or textured).
and a flat solid rubber stamp with a solid shape to it.

I've used the Bodacious Bouquet set for the shapes of the
flowers and the Always heart for texture.

Here's how it works:

1. Basically you stamp your Bodacious bouquet flower stamp on to your ink pad, and stamp it off once on to scrap paper.

2. Then, ink up your textured/patterned stamp (I used the Always heart stamp) and kiss the two stamps together so that the pattern is imprinted on the flat surface of the rubber.
The photo is of my daughter demonstrating the kissing of the two stamps together.

3. Stamp your bodacious bouquet stamp on whisper white paper and you have a gorgous patterned flower.

4.Cut out your flower and glue it to your previously prepared card front.

(this one is basic grey and wild wasabi cardstock and I randomly stamped the leaf sprig from the Always stampset to make the background using Old olive ink).

There are many different ways to get different effects.

One way is to ink up your flat stamp then use a small patterned stamp to kiss off (remove ink) from the flat stamp surface.
By experimenting a bit you can get different depths of pattern and lighter or darker inked flowers as on the card that I made.
The Centres of the flowers are just rock and rolled in the orchid opulence first then the perfect plum, cut out and attached to the centres with snail adhesive or dimensionals to pop them up off the surface.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    This is awesome. Even I plan to try making one of the cards for myself. Nice blog!



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