Kissing With Secret Garden & Beyond Plaid

Hi Stamping Friends!

Way back in March, I created these two cool cards using a fun stamping technique called Kissing!  I hadn't done any kissing in years <insert inappropriate kissing joke here>, but when I saw the Beyond Plaid stamp set in the Spring Catalog, I knew I had to give it another try.  

Kissing - two cool

Kissing is when you ink up two different stamps and "kiss" the rubber together to transfer the ink.  It works best when you use a bold stamp and a pattern stamp.  The bold, solid stamps from Secret Garden and the patterned stamps from Beyond Plaid make the perfect combination! 


Kissing Technique Step-By-Step

Kissing - step 1

Step 1—Ink a patterned stamp in a dark color and solid stamp in a lighter color.

Kissing - step 2

Step 2—"Kiss" the two stamps together.

Kissing - step 3

Step 3—Now you're ready to stamp the patterned stamped image!


Kissing - wishes

Little did I know when I designed these cards that so many of the colors would be retiring in the new Color Refresh.  The card base is my favorite retiring color, Baja Breeze, and it also features Certainly Celery and Not Quite Navy. 

For the background, I embossed a piece of 5-1/2" x 1-1/2" Certainly Celery with the Needlepoint Border Texture Impressions Folder, then layered it on a Whisper White decorative edge that was cut with the Finishing Touches Edgelits.  A 5-1/2" x 1/2" strip of Daffodil Delight card stock was stamped with the Beyond Plaid chevron image in Pumpkin Pie.

Kissing - wishes 2

I love all the layers of patterns and textures captured in this photo! 

The focal point was created with a Whisper White Apothecary Accents die-cut.  I stamped a Blooming With Kindness sentiment in Not Quite Navy onto the die-cut first, so I could decorate around it. 

Kissed Leaves—I inked the Secret Garden leaves in Certainly Celery, then stamped-off onto scrap once. You don't always need to stamp off, but the two colors I was using were so close that it was difficult to distinguish the pattern otherwise.  The houndstooth Beyond Plaid image was inked in Old Olive, then "kissed" onto the leaf stamp before stamping onto the die-cut.

Kissed Flowers—I inked the Secret Garden daisy shape in Baja Breeze, and the Beyond Plaid plaid image in Not Quite Navy before "kissing" those together and stamping onto scrap Whisper White.  The yellow flower is Daffodil Delight with a Pumpkin Pie chevron image "kissed" to it.  Both images were then die-cut with the matching Secret Garden Framelits. 

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Kissing - wishes 3

I even "kissed" the butterfly stamp from the retired Sale-A-Bration Bloomin' Marvelous set, and punched it out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch.  You could easily substitute the Papillon Potpourri stamp set for a similar Bitty Butterfly shape.  Gotta top it with a Rhinestone Jewel!

Kissing - thank you

Another version in the vertical, but I definitely like it best as a horizontal. 

Beyond plaid 129204L

Perfect For Kissing!  Get It While You Can!  If you like the look of the Kissing Technique with Beyond Plaid, be sure to pick up that stamp set before it's gone with the end of the Spring Catalog on May 31, 2013.  Order Beyond Plaid now!

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