Thursday, March 15, 2012

Kissed Stamping [MIM#57, CQC #128]

I had forgotten about the "kissing" technique until seeing Heather Nichol's Make It Monday video. I was surprised upon looking through my stamps that I only have a few with a large solid surface for this technique, and the best one was a Christmas tree. So, in order to avoid screaming, "hey, I'm a Christmas tree stamp," I avoided using a lot of green, and placed them around in a circle. The white text border is a definition of "family".

So much fun that I made another card! This one is for the Color Q Challenge to use green, beige and gray.

For this card, the trees were kissed with texture only. The color is from different colored papers, rather than from the stamp, which makes for different colored hearts to show in the middle.

I was happy to use one of my favorite phrases, "It's not a matter of counting years, it's a matter of making years count," as the main sentiment. The tree trunks are cut off each tree, and a big gem sits in the middle.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies used:
PTI Banner Borders Die
PTI Simply Chartreuse and Fresh Snow Ink
PTI Movers and Shakers Sentiments
Autumn Leaves Katie Pertiet Tree Stamps
AC Textures Stamps


  1. Very cute Kelly! love the creative way you used the trees in your green version!

  2. What a lovely card, Kelly, love the technique you used! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

  3. Wow you have done a wonderful job with this kissing technique. Too smart using the Christmas tree. The second card is beautiful too!

  4. Both card are well done and such a great job of stamp kising. love your colourQ.

  5. So pretty! I had forgotten about the kissing technique! I love the "texture" behind the hearts. Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

  6. Kelly! Both versions are just delightful! I'll try to remember the "Christmas Tree" when I can bring myself to think holidays again-I love them both! Have a good week. :)

  7. Very cool design, Kelly! Thanks so much for playing with the colourQ this week!

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