Cardmaking Technique: Kissing Stamps

I thought you’d enjoy seeing this video from Stampin’ Up! on the Kissing Technique for your cardmaking and paper crafting projects.

Doesn’t that look like a fun way to add some extra texture to your stamped images?  And so simple!

The stamp set Emily used in the video is called Hearts a Flutter:

Click here to order Hearts A Flutter Stamp Set from my Online Stampin' Up! Store

Hearts A Flutter Stamp Set:  Wood # 131922, Clear # 129252

You’ll love playing with the Kissing Technique on your handmade cards, scrapbook pages, and 3D projects!  Now that you’ve seen how it’s done, I bet you can find lots of stamps that are perfect for “kissing.”

The first sample Emily showed uses the Butterfly Collection Wheel, but instead of kissing it with another stamp, it was kissed with an embossed piece of card stock.  The butterflies are all solid stamps, so this wheel works great.

  1. Emboss a piece of card stock with the Square Lattice Embossing folder.
  2. Ink the Butterfly Collection Wheel.
  3. Stamp off on the embossed card stock, running the wheel over the card stock one full revolution.
  4. Run the wheel across the card stock for your project.  You can get about 6″ length of the stamped wheel before needing to re-ink and re-kiss it.

You’ll need an Embossing Folder with a pattern small enough to show on your solid stamp.  The Square Lattice Folder is perfect for the kissing technique:

Click here to order the Square Lattice Embossing Folder from my Online Stampin' Up! Store

   Square Lattice Embossing Folder  # 119976

Click here to order the Butterfly Collection Wheel from Stampin' Up!

Butterfly Collection Wheel  # 130112

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Now it’s your turn to play with this fun technique.  I’ll be trying it in my studio, too.  Send me a picture of a sample you made, and I’ll be sure to post it on my blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page.

Learning new techniques to use in cardmaking and paper crafting projects is always fun, but who can resist “kissing” stamps?