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Kissing Stamps Out of this World - For the Guys AECP Level 1

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.

This first card is a true one layered card.  We start with a piece of 4 1/4" x 11" 110lb Neenah Solar White card stock folded to create a top folding card.  Stamp the first balloon in the light color using the MISTI stamping tool.  Next, leaving the stamp on the MISTI, take the patterned stamp, put it on an appropriately sized block and cover it with the darker ink.  Kiss this stamp onto the balloon stamp that is still in position in the MISTI and quickly close the door stamping the patterned image onto the card.  Repeat this with each of the balloons on the card.  The exact colors are listed in the Supplies list below.
For the sentiment I stamped it in the center, towards the bottom of the card and then finished the card by drawing strings from the balloons through the sentiment to the bottom of the card.

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

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  1. Fabulous tutorial on Stamp-Kissing technique, Joanne! Your instructions and pace are awesome! Love the masculine cards! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery.


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