Today I am creating some fun cards for the guys in my life. With guy cards I try to keep it quick and simple. No fuss, no muss! Most that I know won't appreciate the extra effort unfortunately. That doesn't mean that I can't have fun though. It is a great time to try some new techniques. Today I am going to focus on Stamp Kissing. I created 2 cards to give you some ideas of how to use this technique. Check out this video to see how to create these cards yourself.
To create this next card I placed a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" panel of 110lb Neenah Solar White card stock into my MISTI and a 3/4" x 5 1/2" of the same type of card stock on top, half an inch up from the bottom. I will stamp, and pop up one of the sentiments here. I then place the elephant in the location I want and align the sentiments around the elephant (One on the strip of paper and one up by the elephants trunk). Using Altenew Pure Granite, I stamped both of the sentiments.
I took the strip of paper and ran the same ink color along the top and bottom edges so that it would create a frame for the strip. I popped the sentiment up with foam tape and secured it to my card.
The elephant was created with the same kiss technique from the first card. I used the matching die to cut out the elephant and placed foam tape behind it on top and where the trunk is. I put some tape runner glue on the section that would be on the sentiment strip and adhered my elephant to the front of the card. I then attached the panel to a top folding, horizontal A2 card base.
This is such a fun technique for all kinds of occasions. Try it with any of your solid stamps. I'm going to try it with my solid flower images next. If you make a project inspired by this post please tag it with #perkypennypapers on Instagram and I will be able to see it :)
Until next time,
Happy Stamping :)
Joanne and Penny