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.