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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"Kissing" Stamp Technique Card





This card is for the "Kissing Technique" challenge at www.heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com.  This technique does not include locking lips but "kissing stamps" together.  A great tutorial can be found here on Tresa Black's blog.  To give you a simple explanation, on the bird in the foreground, I simply inked up a solid stamp (the bird) and then pressed an uninked  flower stamp randomly on the inked bird to remove some of the ink.  This leaves a subtle pattern on the bird when you stamp it on your paper.  On the bird in the back, I inked the bird stamp again and then inked the patterned stamp in another color then pressed it onto the bird stamp.  This creates a great 2 tone effect. I used Lagoon on both birds and Amethyst ink on the back one.

The sentiment is from the Circle of Love stamp set.  I inked it in Colonial White Pigment ink and then used white embossing powder on it.   I used a white cardstock base inked with Pacifica ink.  The background paper is from the Magnifique paper pack.  The accent strip on the bottom is a piece of Lagoon cardstock stamped with the flourish stamp from the Circle of Love stamp set in Pacifica ink.  I cut the heart with my Cricut using Outdoor Denim cardstock which I sanded around the edges.  The birds eyes are tiny Mocha Opaques.  The ribbon is from Michael's and all other products are CTMH.

9 comments:

  1. Very pretty card, Belinda! I particularly like the lagoon/amethyst combo - thanks for playing at H2H this week :o)

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  2. Very pretty! Love the stamp kissing, and the card design is fab! Thanks for joining us at H2H!

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  3. Hi Belinda!
    O.K. Now I have to go and order that stamp set. Pretty cool!!! Thanks for joining us at H2H!!!

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  4. Your birds are exquisite! The kissing technique raised your card to an entirely different level.

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  5. Very sweet card! Your kissed birds are great! Thanks so much for sharing with us at H2H this week! *Ü*

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  6. Fantastic job with the birds!! Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing at H2H :)

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  7. Great kissing, love those birds such a sweet card.

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