Friday, February 11, 2011

Autumn Kissing Technique tutorial...

yep...another off season card...guess I am in complete denial that it is winter and we are plagued with a severe chill here in the northeast...who likes reality anyway? It is so overrated ;) I guess I could cheat and say that this is sort of in season...there is a tutorial connected for the "Kissing Technique"...Valentine's Day is Monday...yikes! I better get those valentines finished and in the mail by Saturday...being sick has really thrown me even further behind....ugh! I need to have a major crafting storm on Friday night....wish me luck :)


Supplies Used:
Card: Michaels
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Sublime and Origins lines
Stamps: Solids - CTMH; Texture - Ippity
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Versamagic Dew Drop Midnight Black (Tsukineko)
Twine: May Arts
Buttons: Autumn Leaves; Bazzill
Cardstock Punch Outs: Daisy D's
Other: Pop Dots

"Kissing Technique" Tutorial:

STEP 1: Choose your stamps and gather your supplies. You will need to choose one SOLID stamped image and one TEXTURED/PATTERNED stamp. For ink, I have chosen black only because I chose to stamp on patterned paper. If you are not stamping on patterned, you must choose 1 light and 1 dark coordinating ink.

STEP 2: Ink your textured/patterned stamp in your dark colored ink (in my case it was black). Ink your solid stamp in your lightest ink (please note that I did not need to ink my solid image for I chose to stamp on patterned paper).

STEP 3: Press the solid stamp onto the texture/patterned stamp. Use a steady hand for this step as the stamps may slide. You just want to "kiss" the stamp. Make sure to pick up the entire pattern and lift UP when pulling your solid stamp off.

STEP 4: Stamp image on paper of choice.


STEP 5: Cut your stamped image out with scissors.

STEP 6: Ink the edges of the image for added punch.

STEP 7: Place adhesive pop dots behind the stamped image/s for ultimate dimension.
Some things to remember:
*Make sure that you generously ink your textured stamp for a crisp "kiss". Pigment inks work best as the stay "wet" a little longer.

*Use a steady hand and lift upwards so that you do not smudge your pattern.

*Make sure you always put your lid on your ink pad if your dog has "happy tail" syndrome.

*Place unused pop dots in an area where they will not wind up in your hair, on your elbow or on the dog's paw ;)
The weekend is here and I am determined that by Monday morning I will be at 100%. I am not taking anything less than that :) Hope you all enjoy some craftiness! Hugs to you!


Tracey said...

i love this technique! yet i always forget to do it! your card is super cute! i need to have a crafting storm too...LOL!

Trina said...

Pryn, your "extra" tips are too cute! :D Thanks for the tutorial!

Colleen Holmes said...

Pryn, I love this technique and yet never tried it. Your inspiration rubbed off on me and I will be doing it soon, Love the tutorial and expect to see it on The Outlawz!!! Your card is gorgeous g/f and get better!!