Top Tip Tuesday – Kiss Technique. This week I am bringing you a very old technique, but one I think we often forget about – well I certainly do! It is called the Kiss Technique and involves a solid image stamp and a background stamp. The technique is really very simple and can give you two really cute results, as I will show you today.
I have decided to use the Christmas Scottie stamp set and matching punch (remember that when you buy a Bundle, you save 10% on the total cost, but only if you use the Bundle Item number). I chose this stamp set because the dogs in it are solid, but it also has a plaid stamp. It was this I intended to use for the Kiss Technique. Now, there is something you need to remember for this technique. You don’t want your ink pad to be too juicy. In today’s video I show you how to deal with a new or recently re-inked pad.
Once you have inked up your solid stamp, you simply stamp it onto the patterned stamp. This transfers ink from the solid stamp to the patterned stamp. As you can see, I ended up with two plaid dogs, one from the solid stamp, and one facing the other way from the plaid stamp.
In the video I show you how to punch both images using the matching Scottie Dog Punch. I used the dog facing to the left for my card today. I heat embossed the snow flakes using Silver Embossing Powder. Added the dog with Dimensionals before stamping the sentiment in Real Red ink, and then adding Real Red Mini Ruffle Ribbon and some Festive Pearls. I layered the stamped layer onto Basic Gray and then Basic White for a very stylish card.
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14.2 x 9.8cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″
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