Stamp Kissing Technique

Hello Friends! This week we are going to do a little stamp kissing. It’s a super fun and simple technique! In fact, it’s one of the first techniques I learned as a new stamper. And I have two different ways you can use it in your cardmaking.

Stamp Kissing

First let’s talk about the technique. Stamp kissing basically involves two different stamp images. I recommend choosing a stamp image with a lot of detail and a second image which is more solid with very little or no detail at all. The concept is that you ink up the very detailed stamp first. Next, take the solid stamp and “kiss it” or stamp it on the detailed image. The details of that image will transfer to the solid image. Now you are ready to stamp that solid image on your project!

For the cards I am sharing today, I am using the Timeless Tiles stamp set as the detailed image. It’s a large background stamp which is perfect for this technique. The other stamp image is a more solid type of image from the Artistically Inked stamp set. For illustration purposes, I inked up the timeless tiles stamp with some Pretty Peacock ink. Next, I took the smaller image and stamped it right onto the timeless tiles. The second picture shows what happens when you “kiss” the stamps together, the ink on the tile image transfers onto the smaller splotch type image. Now I can stamp that splotch onto some cardstock! Super fun!

Stamp Kiss the Background

Now that you have an idea of how the stamp kissing technique works, let take a look at some different ways you can use it in your cardmaking. The first couple of card ideas feature the stamp kissing technique in the background of the card. The first card features the splotch image kissed to the timeless tiles image. I completed the kissing technique twice to achieve the background design on each side of the white cardstock. The second features just one splotch kissed image in the center of the card.

Now that the background is complete, you are ready to decorate it! For these cards I am featuring a variety of products from the Masterfully Made Suite. The bundle in this suite is called Gorgeously Made and has a variety of die cut shapes you can use to decorate your cards. Be sure to check out the tutorial below.

Stamp Kiss the Focal Point

The second way you can use the stamp kissing technique in your card making is to create your focal point with it. For these cards, I still used the timeless tiles stamp as my detailed image. However, this time I kissed that large leafy image from the Gorgeously Made Bundle to the Timeless Tiles. Notice how the leaves have a fun design to them!

You can use the stamp kissing technique with regular ink or with versamark. Yes, you can do a bit of heating embossing with this technique! Simply ink up the timeless tiles image with versamark, “kiss” the leafy image to the tiles and then stamp the image on the cardstock. Sprinkle the image with white embossing powder, tap off the excess powder and heat to set the image. There are so many possibilities with this technique! Be sure to give a try!

Tutorial & Supplies

Now you have two different ways you can use the stamp kissing technique in your card making. For a complete list of supplies and step-by-step instructions for creating these cards, feel free to download the printable tutorial.

I hope you enjoyed these card ideas and this fun technique! Be sure to watch the video to see the technique in action! Have a fun and creative day! ~ Lynn


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