May 11, 2016

Kissing for Men

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
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I'm thinking my title got your attention! Today's hop is all about technique and I think we could all use some practice on our kissing technique!
In case you're not familiar with this technique, it entails using one solid and one patterned stamp, inking the stamp(s) and pressing them together (the kiss) to transfer the patterned image to the solid image.

There are several ways to execute this technique:
1. ink the solid stamp and kiss the patterned stamp
2. ink the patterned stamp and kiss the solid stamp
(you will note a difference between the two)
3. Use a different colored ink on each stamp and kiss, which is what I did with my project today.

I inked up Another Thank You with Sahara Sand and covered the Hardwood stamp with Soft Suede and kissed them together to get a wooden sentiment - perfect for a masculine thanks!

The card base is Sahara Sand with a layer of the soon to be retired Mossy meadow. The focal piece is whisper white with splatters of Sahara Sand and speckles of Mossy Meadow. I tied it all together with knotted linen thread.
So head off to your stamping spot, choose a couple stamps from your collection and give kissing a try. 
Want to have a little fun? Inform your partner you're off to practice your kissing technique - he or she may want to join you!!

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  1. Sue, what a fun post! And I loved the effect that your "kissing" provided, LOL... great masculine thank you card!!

  2. Great stamps for kissing! Love the way it turned out!

  3. I tend to forget about this technique, so thanks for the reminder with such a lovely sample!

  4. Genius using the kissing with the Hardwood stamp.

  5. I love the kissing technique on your card, Sue! You chose two great stamps to highlight this technique!

  6. I have never tried the kissing technique, but now that I have seen what you did, I want to try. I will be looking for stamps that will work. Fun idea!

  7. Thank you for reminding us about the kissing technique. Love your color choices.

  8. I like your card and the title of your blog post! LOL Thanks for sharing!