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Technique Spotlight: Kissing

Teehee! Although Minnie has a great kissing technique, that is not what I'm talking about. Kissing in stamping happens when one or two stamps get inked and one stamp presses into another before stamping it on paper.

In my first techniques class series, our technique card stated:

Ink a background stamp with classic ink. Press a solid-type stamp onto the background stamp to pick up the ink and then stamp onto cardstock. You can also press inked stamps onto a background stamp and then stamp either stamp for an interesting effect.

It's been a very long time since I've kissed (giggle), so it was time to resurrect the amazing technique. And when I decided to use the Nuts About Squirrels stamp set, I knew just what to do. I featured that stamp set, as well as the Knit Together background stamp.

Here was my process when stamping this squirrel:

  1. I stamped the squirrel outline stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on the bottom right corner of Crumb Cake cardstock measuring 4 1/8" x 2 3/4"

  2. I inked the Knit Together stamp with Soft Suede ink and inked the inside squirrel stamp with Crumb Cake ink.

  3. I pushed (kissed) the squirrel stamp onto the Knit Together stamp, then stamped the squirrel into place inside the outline squirrel image.

I love seeing the texture on the squirrel! The Knit Together stamp works perfectly for this, but there are others, both current and retired, that would work great, too.

I added some other cardstock and paper with this focal point to create my card.

Thick Basic White cardstock:

-5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

-Scraps for the leaves

Neutrals 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper:

-5 1/4" x 4", corners cut using the Very Best Trio Punch

Soft Suede cardstock:

-4 3/4" x 3 1/2", cut with the third largest Deckle Rectangles Dies

Crumb Cake cardstock (as stated above):

-4 1/8" x 2 3/4"

You can watch me make this adorable card here.

Check out all the supplies I used to create the card - along with links to my online store - below.

Happy stamping!


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