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Hi, stampy friends! Lisa here, with a card I made for the current “Pucker Up, Buttercup” challenge!
I think the kissing technique is SO much fun… it’s a great way to give your favorite images a cool new twist:
For this card, I inked the lovely leaf image with green ink, the graph background with brown ink, and then kissed the two together. Clear stamps are great for this technique, because you can see through them and line up your images a certain way if you want, prior to kissing them together.
I almost fussy cut the leaves image entirely, but instead, left a little bit uncut for the setiment. It’s similar to a technique Julie Ebersole showcased over on the Hero Arts blog last Wednesday called “Out of the Box”, but a bit more extreme.
And here’s a couple fussy cutting tips for you:
1. Use the centers of your scissor blades as opposed to just the tips
2. Move the paper while cutting, not your scissors
You can see Julie doing both in the video. These tricks will give you more control, making the cutting faster and more accurate with less fatigue.
I hope you enjoy. 🙂 Remember, there’s only a few days left of the challenge! Link up your kissed creations HERE, by the 26th at 5pm EST for your shot at a generous gift voucher..
..to the amazing Simon Says Stamp!
Supplies Card 2:
Supplies Card 3:
Supplies Card 4:
Hope everyone is having a great Father’s Day weekend. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!
Just warming up for the new Stretch Your Stamps class over at onlinecardclasses.com. If you know me, you know I am a BIG HUGE fan of these classes. Everytime I take one I get new and different ideas of ways to use my stamps, and I know I am excited for Stretch Your Stamps to start. How about a little warm up? I decided to use the Hero Arts/Studio Calico Starburst Background in a a few different ways.
Here are 3 different looks that I created with this stamp along with a brief description of the techniques used.
Color in the Starburst with Distress Markers to get each “ray” a different color. I colored directly onto the stamp with different color Distress Markers. Then I gave it a light spritz with a mini mister for a watercolor effect.
Stamp the Starburst and emboss in a bright color for a bold pop! Do it on black paper for a really big contrast. Use a big bold greeting to make it fun.
Cut out alternate rays of the starburst and use it a Mask for spray ink. I used Studio Calico Mr. Huey’s in silver to make a fun celebratory card. Added just a little oh so trendy confetti and some wood veneer “potty people” to make an anniversary card. A shiny spray is fun for any party themed card. Don’t forget to save your mask to use again. Just a note-I did not cut all the way to the center of the rays since I was going to cover it up and it kept my mask from falling apart!
How would you give this stamp a different look? I would love to hear about it in the comments!