Kissing Technique

Oooooh, catchy title, huh?!? I'm getting a little loopy after working 12 hours shifts - not enough sleep, I guess. I love working night shifts, but I will say that I think most people don't sleep as well during daylight hours.... including me! Well, speaking of work, I better get on with the card details so that I can arrive to work on time...
I used the Independence Day stamp set - specifically the large star solid stamp so that I could do the Kissing Technique on it. It's a great and very simple technique to use, if you've never tried it before. You will need a large enough background stamp (or stamps - in my card above, I used three different background stamps). Start by inking up the background stamps, then press your bold image stamp right on top to transfer the image. Stamp that on your paper, and voila! You've succeeded in this simple Kissing technique!!! Congratulations! hee hee... Don't forget to clean the bold stamp after each use so that you get a perfect pattern transfer each time. As you can see, I did this three times on white cardstock and trimmed out my large stars to create my background (of sorts) for my card. The three large stars were adhered to my red block. I stamped the Independence day circle stamp and punched it out - layering it on another larger red circle. The small solid red star was put on last. To add a bit of height, I popped up the large red star, the Independence day circle and solid red star using dimensional popdots. I added dots around the red block with a white gel pen and used the same pen to draw a line across the top and bottom of the red block to "pop" it off the blue cardbase a bit.
Thanks for stopping by today - have a super weekend, and if you get a chance, try out this easy and fun technique!!!
Stamps - Independence Day, Backgrounds: Paisley, Canvas, Country Plaid (retired)
Paper - Ruby Red, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Ink - Ruby Red, Not Quite Navy
Accessories - white gel pen, dimensional popdots, Punches: small star, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 inch circle


Shellie G. said...

I haven't kissed in so long, I'm going to practice my kissing technique :-D. This is a great card!

Stephanie said...

I haven't used this technique in a while! Great card and color combo!

Lisa Page said...

Great job on the kissing technique. Glad you explained it- I think I might have to see what I have in my workroom that I can kiss!

Ellen aka Chipper (SCS) said...

Love the butterfly kisses card. My 5 year old daughter gives me butterfly kisses all the time! Also love the card where you used the kissing technique. I'm always stumped with ideas when using this technique!!!

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