Thursday, June 5, 2014

Michael Strong Card of the Day - Technique Thursday

The technique for today is an old one but something I haven't done in a while.  It's quick and easy and uses something everyone has -- stamps!  The kissing technique.

Basically you just ink up a solid stamp with one colour of ink (Wild Wasabi):

Then you stamp on it with another stamp in a different colour (Garden Green):
 

The result:

 Do that all over your stamp and then huff on the stamp (to re-moisten the ink) and stamp on paper to get something like this:


 Here is the card I made:
 

The tiny flower is from Mikes's Busy-bee stamp set and I also used Mike's Gecko.  The vine down below is a die cut that I accidently glued onto the bottom of the card rather than the side (like I wanted) but I actually think it looks better there so that must have been fate or destiny playing a part there...or maybe just me rationalizing the whole situation.  The paper for both the card and the vine is Garden Green.

The finished card is 5.25x5.25.

1 comment:

  1. Love your artwork, Heidi! Thanks for the tutorial! I actually have not tried this technique...yet. I have a bunch of solid stamps that I could dig out and use! Love the layout of your elements including the die cut vine on the bottom! The Gecko is so cute too! The fiber embellishment with the "you make me smile" sentiment are perfect! Thanks for the inspiration! hugs, Laura

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