Butterfly Brilliance Kissing Technique

The Kissing Technique is one of the first stamping techniques that I learned when I started stamping years ago, but, I haven’t used it in a long, long time. Because it’s been around for such a long time, I didn’t think it would be very hard to whip up a card for a challenge that I am participating in, but as I started searching through my stamp pile, I realized that there are very few solid image stamps in the current catalogs. For this technique one solid image stamp and one lined image stamp are needed.

I ended up creating three cards and I’m sharing my favorite with you today.

As I struggled to remember how to do the Kissing Technique and to find some stamps that would work well, I created a https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?height=314&href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Frobynsroost%2Fvideos%2F942539226340195%2F&show_text=false&width=560&t=0“>Facebook Live documenting my journey.

For this card, both stamps were inked and then kissed together. It is also possible to ink only one of the stamps and then when the stamps are kissed together the uninked stamp actually pulls the ink off of the inked stamp leaving an image within the inked stamp.

I first inked the large Butterfly Brilliance stamp with Bermuda Bay ink, laying it face up on the table. Next, I inked the Watercolor Shapes stamp and then kissed it to a portion of the Butterfly Brilliance stamp. Then I stamped the image onto my 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Basic White. I used the large square and large rectangle stamps from the Watercolor Shapes stamp set (2 squares and 2 rectangles). Because they were a bit too big to fit all four images onto the paper, for the bottom ones I only inked a portion of the Shapes and then was careful to kiss the Butterflies at the bottom of the big Butterfly Brilliance stamp so that they didn’t run past my colored area on the Shapes stamp.

To finish up the card, I wrapped a piece of Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon around the white cardstock and tied it in a bow before adhering to the 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ card base. The greeting from the Lighthearted Lines stamp set is stamped directly onto the images with Tuxedo Black ink.


Supply List – Please note that the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set does have a coordinating die that was not used on this card but can be purchased with the stamp set as a bundle for a 10% savings.

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