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Posted by on Dec 21, 2010 in Cardmaking 201, Tutorial | 1 comment

Tutorial – Kissing

No mistletoe or breath mints are required for this week’s technique of “Kissing.”

The kissing technique is used with a solid stamp which will be used as the base, and a patterned stamp that will “kiss” its pattern into place.


These two stamps are actually meant to be used as a two-part set, but I hate having to line them up, and even when I do, the stripes extend beyond the solid candle, which just feels “messy” to me.


So what I did was ink the solid stamp with yellow on top and blue on the bottom, and then inked the striped stamp with red. After they were both inked, I held them together so the red stripes transferred onto the blue base. (Note – I actually held them in my hands to do this, but couldn’t take a picture that way.) Be careful to just touch them and separate straight apart from each other, not rubbing or smearing them together.


The result is a candle with clean red stripes that extend no further than the candle itself.

Here’s another example usinga background stamp and a monogram stamp.


This time I didn’t ink the solid stamp at all. I inked the background stamp only and “kissed” the two stamps together.


Then I used the background stap again as the actual background for my card.

If you have any suggestions for future Tuesday Tutorials, or you would like to share a tutorial of your own, please write me at kate@operationwritehome.org.
Also, please take a moment to look at the OWH Cardmaking Glossary. I just recently updated it with links to articles and tutorials from the past few months. It should really be your first stop whenever you find yourself thinking, “Didn’t Sandy post something about copyrights recently?” or “Hmm… I can’t remember whether it’s ok to use glitter. Where would I find that information?”
Go see what you’ve been missing.
Now, let’s see what kind of “kissing” you come up with!

1 Comment

  1. thanks for sharing. I saw this on TV once and thot it was really neat…now I have the instructions in my file of techniques.

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