Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday - Stamp Kissing

Hi!  I hope you are all having a terrific Tuesday! Dana here today sharing a fun technique called stamp kissing, which is a great way to add some personal flair to stamped images. I used this technique in two different ways, to remove a pattern on a textured stamp and to add a pattern to a solid stamp, on a masculine card I created for my husband.

I started with the Howlin' For You Cling Stamp. The first thing I thought of when I saw these trees was that a set of initials in one of the tree trunks would be a great way to personalize this stamp.

I began by applying ink to the textured tree stamp.

I found a solid heart shape that fit inside the largest tree perfectly in the Handmade Clear Stamp Set. I carefully pressed the solid heart portion of the stamp onto the inked tree trunk to remove a heart-shaped area of ink. 

I didn't use a stamp block for this step. The clear stamps are flexible, so I was able to press just the desired heart portion of this stamp onto the tree to remove some of the ink. Note: Avoid sliding the stamp around during this step to prevent smudging of the image. Any ink that was not removed from the textured stamp can be removed with a Q-tip.

Once I stamped the trees onto my card, I was ready to alter the wolf.

The Holiday Mix It Up Clear Stamp Set contains a feather which I thought could add some fantastic "fur" to my wolf. I repeatedly inked and stamped my feather onto the solid wolf stamp until it was covered, and then stamped the image onto my card.

I'm really pleased with the twist I put on this stamp set and I hope I have inspired you to try this technique! 

We would love to see what you make with Paper Wings Productions Stamps so please post your projects to our Flickr Group, to Pinterest, to our facebook page or leave a comment here with a link to your project. 

Thanks for visiting today! Stop by again this week for Themed Thursday with Tara.

Supplies: Cardstock: GCD Studios, Making Memories; Stamps: Paper Wings Productions; Ink: Ranger; Marker: Sharpie


  1. Super cool Dana! Love the initials in the tree and such creative use of the feather stamp! Awesome!

  2. Awesome technique!! I love the look of the feathers on the wolf!! Thanks so much for sharing :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. What a great technique! Going to have to try that! Love love love the tree stamps!

  4. Super cute technique. The fox looks like it has real fur. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow, what a cool technique Dana! I've never seen these before, TFS!!

  6. Sooooo cool idea!!!!! I 'll try it for sure!

  7. Your stamp kissing turned out so great, Dana! Such a cool card and use of the stamps!!


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