Kisses & Smooches

Here's a card that uses a technique I've known about for a long time, but I had yet to try: Kissing!

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You can view the card and see the supplies I used here, at my gallery: Smoochin'.

I made this card during SCS's Virtual Stamp Night. One of the challenges was to use the Kissing Technique. I know of two ways to do this. The first is where you ink up a background pattern stamp and "kiss" a solid image stamp to it to transfer the patterned ink. Then you stamp onto your paper.

The other method is what I did here: ink a solid image stamp up in a light color and then "kiss" a pattern onto it in a darker color. I used a little twinkle stamp to add some sparkle to my flower image. This technique was so much fun, I think I actually squealed with delight when I saw my finished image.

Now, the thing that was so challenging about making this card is that I had to have it ready and uploaded within 45 minutes. What a rush! I discovered that I have a real problem with original layout ideas. I could do the techniques or pick out the colors I liked but laying them all out together?! That was a challenge.

The next time I play along with the VSN challenges, I'm going to need to have a few sketches on hand for inspiration. Apparently it takes me longer than 45 minutes to make my own creations. Ha!

1 comment:

Laura said...

Love it. I've been meaning to try this technique and just haven't yet. Maybe it'll be the technique of the week for me to try.