Wow, that’s kind of a mouth full! It’s actually two techniques combined and the card I’m showcasing uses the Art Gallery and Dragonfly Garden stamp sets. I saw this technique on one of France Martin’s videos and just had to share it.
The pretty colors are achieved by sponging several colors onto a piece of white card stock. For this card I used Magenta Madness, Bumblebee and Granny Apple inks. I like to start with the lightest color and work up to the darkest. Be sure to watch my Joseph’s Coat Kissed Flowers Video Tutorial to see this card come to life. After that is completely dry, the stamping fun begins. For the Kissing Technique portion of this card, ink the solid, fill in flower stamp from the Art Gallery set with VersaMark ink. Lay the block on the table with the stamp up. Now ink the little dragonfly stamp from the Dragonfly Gardens with Tuxedo ink and stamp the black Dragonflies onto the Flower stamp. Clean the Dragonfly stamp and repeat until there are Dragonflies on the entire flower. Do the same thing with the leaf.
After all the stamping is complete, sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder, tap off all of the excess and use a heat tool to set.
Now for more fun! Place the flower on grid paper or something to protect your work surface. Using the Tuxedo Black ink pad drag or rub the ink pad over the paper until the entire thing is covered in black ink. Once everything is covered, use a paper towel to rub off any ink that is on the VersaMark areas.
Now layer up the card and add a greeting! The greeting label is die cut with a die from the Floral Garden Dies, which can be purchased in a bundle with the Art Gallery stamp set. This technique will work with any solid, fill in type stamp. Remember if you use words for the kissing technique they will be in reverse, or backwards.
Thick Basic White Card Base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
Forever Fern Designer Paper 4″ x 5 1/4″
Basic Black Matting Layer 3″ x 4 1/4″
Basic White 2 3/4″ x 4″