Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Kissing With A Twist

With the title of this post you can bet it'll get a lot of attention!!!  My card today is going to be kissed with a twist.   This is a new technique for me and it looks like it's going to be lots of fun!

Over at  "Just Us Girls" their challenge is Kissing With A Twist.  You don't actually kiss per say but you can if you want to, it'll add a little extra sumpin sumpin to your card making if ya know what I mean.  If you're unfamiliar with the kissing technique, it's really quite simple.  You take a larger stamp that has a fairly solid pattern to it, ink it up with a light coloured ink.  You then take a second stamp, try to choose a smaller stamp this time, ink it up with a darker coloured ink.  Now here is where the kissing technique begins, you stamp the smaller of the two stamps all over the larger stamp
(re-inking each time) which is called kissing.  To achieve the Kissing With A Twist, follow the above technique only this time, stamp the smaller stamp to the larger stamp and before lifting the stamp - twist it.  Once you have kissed with a twist all over you larger stamp, stamp your image onto a piece of cardstock and begin to create a beautiful card which has been Kissed With A Twist
The fun is endless!

My larger stamp didn't really have much of a solid pattern to it unfortunately
(part of the learning process) so the technique isn't quite as noticeable here.  I'm going to dig thru my stash today to see if I can't come up with another stamp that will show off Kissing With A Twist a little better.  This is one of those technique's that's so cool and if you haven't tried it before... you should  give it a go. 

Card 5" X 6 1/2"
Paper - Blue Brocade and White cardstock
Ink - Blue Brocade and VersMagic Perfect Plumeria
Stamps - Hero Arts flourish, Butterfly Clear Cling and Lili of the Valley Circular Sentiment
Accessories - 2" scalloped circle punch, 1 3/4" scalloped circle punch, blue ribbon, Square gem embellishments, sponge dauber and dimensionals

So glad you visited me today and perhaps even learned a new technique. 
If you have used this technique before, leave me a comment with the link to your project, I'd love to see it.
Have a creative day!



  1. Very pretty card none the less - can't wait to see what you achieve with a more solid design stamp...the technique sounds fun.

    Toni :o)

  2. So BEAUTIFUL! Love your take on the technique! Thanks for playing along with us at CR84FN! Hope you'll join us again next week!!!

  3. Your title got my attention,just had to see what you were up to now! For your first try, I think it looks great, love the colors you chose. TFS

  4. This is gorgeous! Love those flourishes :]

    Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!


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