Monday, February 15, 2016

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Kissing is for Stamping

Did you know you can kiss with your stamps?! NO...YOU don't kiss them, you have them kiss one another!  :)  That's the technique we are highlighting this month on our artwork and we are so glad you have joined us!  

If you are coming from Michelle's Blog you are on the right track!  A complete list of participants is at the bottom of this post if you were to get lost along the way.

You need to use, at least to my knowledge (we will see if the other blog hop participants know otherwise), a stamp image that is solid for this technique.  I chose to use images from this month's Stamp of the Month, "Balloon Animals".
Before I show you my creation I am showing you two "kissing" techniques.  With this one you can see how the elephant looks like he/she has been kissed with hearts.  Too fun!  I stamped the elephant image in Pixie ink and - BEFORE stamping the elephant onto paper - then took a heart image, inked it up in Hollyhock ink and stamped it on the elephant.  I repeated that process to cover my elephant in hearts AND THEN stamped it on the cardstock.  
This technique is referred to as "Reverse Kissing".  Rather than applying a "kiss of color", I removed it.  I inked up the elephant in Cotton Candy ink and then used the heart image to REMOVE color from the inked elephant.  I repeated this process, again to kiss all over the elephant, and THEN stamped it onto the cardstock.  I learned this technique MANY years ago so it was fun to return to it and I enjoyed doing so with this stamp set.
So...while I showed you how this technique was done with the elephant (I will have to create some artwork using them), I actually used the giraffe for my card.  You can see I used the standard kissing technique here and incorporated the La Vie En Rose paper pack.  I LOVE the polka dot Zip Strip so had to be sure I included it.  A Red Enamel Heart, a small piece of Gold Shimmer Trim, some White & Gold Ribbon and gold hearts from the Fundamentals Assortment were used to finish it off.  I kinda know a little girl who loves giraffes so will have to send this to her soon.  
Thanks so much for hoppin' with us and now go check out what Wendy has to showcase with this technique.

Happy hoppin'!

  1. Melissa Robinson *YOU ARE HERE*
  2. Wendy Kessler
  3. Catherine Nowak
  4. Priscilla Gotham
  5. Darlys Recker
  6. Tammy Lubick
  7. Haley Dyer
  8. Tonya Whitehurst
  9. Kirsten Jade
  10. Helen Gullett
  11. Michelle Loncar


  1. Very cute! Great minds think alike. ;)

  2. They are SO SUPER CUTE, Melissa!!!!! Love love love those hearts on the balloon animals.

  3. Oh I LOVE the hearts on the Balloon Animals! SO CUTE!

  4. Oh my ... those are so stinkin' cute!

  5. These are so cute and I like how you added and subtracted color as options. I forgot about the subtracting color part so appreciate the reminder!

  6. I love the hearts!!! Love this card!

  7. Adorable card! Great use of this technique.


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