Technique Tuesday #12

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this weeks Technique Tuesday. Each Tuesday I share a technique that can be applied to many forms of paper crafting ~ card making, scrapbooking, albums and tags.

This week’s technique: STAMP KISSING.

Give a new look to your stamped images using stamp kissing ~ a fun technique where you stamp one stamp onto another. You can use this technique to create multi colored stamped images or to give solid stamps a pattern or texture.

You will need: a solid stamp, a patterned stamp, a darker color ink pad, a lighter color ink pad, card stock, acrylic block {if using a clear stamp}. For this example I used Marina Mist from Stampin’ Up! {dark} and Heavenly Blue from Close To My Heart {light}.



This is the solid stamp on it’s own ~ I wanted you to see the difference after the “kissing”.



The solid stamp is inked with the lighter ink and the patterned stamp uses the darker shade.



Carefully stamp the solid stamp with the patterned stamp. Stamp down and then straight up, taking care not to shift the patterned stamp as this will result in smearing.



Press the double stamped solid stamp onto the card stock ~ again down and then straight up to avoid smearing and smudging.



The result is a stamped image with texture and pattern which adds just a bit of interest to any paper crafting project 🙂

IMG_1820  ——> IMG_1825



*Ideally, background stamps work best for “kissing” a larger solid stamp like the one I used for this example. But if you don’t have a background stamp, a smaller patterned stamp will work ~ just ink and stamp it until the solid stamp is covered with pattern.

*A light ink and a darker ink in the same color was used for this example. But you can mix up your colors ~ just be sure that the one being used for the patterned stamp is darker.


I hope you enjoyed this weeks technique. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. See you next time!

Until next time,


The Country Touch




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