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Holiday Card Series 2019 – Day 5 – Stamp Kissing Technique

Hello, all! Happy Monday! Today is Day 5 of the Holiday Card Series! For today’s card, I wanted to do the stamp kissing technique. This is a super fun technique to do with more solid stamp images.

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

To do the kissing technique the way I show in the video, you need a lighter ink and a darker ink. The lighter ink is used to stamp the solid image as usual. Then you use the darker ink for the actual kissing part. Ink up a pattern background stamp–I used Simon’s Christmas Sweater stamp–with the darker ink, and “kiss” the solid stamp to it. This transfers the pattern to the solid stamp. Then you stamp directly over the first solid light colored stamp image.

For my solid images, I used Concord & 9th’s Merry Shapes stamp set. And for all the colorful stamping, I used three pairs of Gina K ink: Innocent Pink and Cherry Red, Sea Glass and Blue Denim, and Key Lime and Fresh Asparagus. I also stamped the top of the ornament in Altenew’s Enchanted Gold pigment ink, and the greeting in Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll see you on Wednesday for Day 6!


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

*Concord & 9th Merry Shapes stamp set
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*Simon Says Stamp Christmas Sweater…
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MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
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*MISTI bar magnet
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110…
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*Gina K Designs Innocent Pink Ink Cube
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*Gina K Designs Cherry Red Ink Cube
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*Gina K Designs Ink Cube in Sea Glass
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*Gina K Designs Blue Denim Ink Cube
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*Gina K Designs Ink Cube in Key Lime
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*Gina K Designs Fresh Asparagus Ink Cube
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Altenew Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink
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Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
Tombow Sand Eraser
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T-Square Ruler
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Copic Multiliner Pen set
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*Simon Says Stamp Basic Squares dies
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Gemini Junior Die Cutting Machine
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Neenah Desert Storm Card Stock, 100 lb.
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
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Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder
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Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
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Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Refill
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3M Scotch Foam Tape
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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  • Reply Susan Lang November 4, 2019 at 8:16 am

    I love it too! Yes, I will try it soon.

  • Reply Maureen Reiss November 4, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Love this card!!! Great technique!! I love your glittery eye shadow too!!!

  • Reply barbara lassiter November 4, 2019 at 8:40 am

    This is so festive and I love the background too!

  • Reply Penny Klie November 4, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Love it also… will have to give this technique a try. BTW…cute kitty wash tape.

  • Reply Patt H. November 4, 2019 at 9:43 am

    What a cute card & fabulous idea, Kristina! You have got my mind spinning with ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Debbie P November 4, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Fantastic card. Great tips.

  • Reply Teresa Doyle November 4, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Some great ideas here and I like the retro feel it has to it. I will def. be sourcing out my ‘possible’ stamps that might just work for a more solid stamp for this technique. Well done!

  • Reply Cyndi Morris November 4, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Love this technique. I have some solid stamps in geometric shapes and I’m going to give it a try. I love your fun card.

  • Reply Lagene November 4, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Awesome card! I love your stamp kissed word!

  • Reply Jamie November 4, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Beautiful Holiday card!!, will definitely try this technique!

  • Reply Kristie Maynard November 4, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Lovely card! I love this technique, haven’t done it for a very long time, thanks for the reminder, I’ll have to use it again soon. Thanks for another fun video.

  • Reply Anne Sturgeon November 4, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    I need to go through my stamps and see if I have some that this would work with. I love this look and if you did show it before, I must have missed it. Great fun…

  • Reply Jean marmo November 4, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Such a fun technique.

  • Reply Kathy Ferguson November 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I love the kissing technique. I’ve never seen it before. So far this is my favorite card you done for the 2019 Christmas season. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

  • Reply Charlotte Cosci November 5, 2019 at 5:33 am

    I think I’ve done this technique a while back. Perhaps I learned it from you originally? Just beautiful. Thank you.

  • Reply Diane loughrey November 5, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Wonderful card.

  • Reply Henriëtte November 5, 2019 at 7:22 am

    You did say it and I thought it, I also don’t have a lot of solid stamps, that’s a pity because I think this is a great technique. Your card is beautiful. Thank you so much for showing and have a great day.

  • Reply Angela F Sprouse November 5, 2019 at 7:47 am

    I really love this! This is one of those techniques that I learned years ago and had let fall by the waste side. Thank you for sharing this!

  • Reply Connie Spector November 5, 2019 at 8:15 am

    I enjoy your videos. Also like going through the past years and seeing how much innovation has come about with all the different supplies and techniques.

  • Reply Annette Gordon November 7, 2019 at 7:46 am

    beautiful! I love how you have so much variety in your christmas cards!

  • Reply Annette Gordon November 7, 2019 at 7:46 am

    beautiful! I love how you have so much variety in your christmas cards! I really enjoy your videos.

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