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.