Sunday 17 January 2016

Less is More Challenge #259: kissing technique

Less is More Challenge #259: kissing technique

For my card I used the most solid stamp I have (or one of the few), it's a brush stroke from Marianne design (Eline's brush) very new, came out a few weeks ago.

I inked it up with pigment ink as they stamp better than Distress inks, also they stay wet a bit longer, useful for this technique.
this last version is one of 4, I started with purple on purple, liked it, but thought it to be too subtle, so I switched to black...way too overpowering for instead of adding a color I stamped it with a dry stamp and took color away, almost looks like white on purple, like that!
for the kissing stamp I used Hero Arts la letter a woodmounted stamp. The words are now mirrored/backwards, but I'm not bothered, couldn't read them the right way up anyway. Just a bit weird
they lean to the left, even for a leftie like me ;-)
For the sentiment I used an Uniko stamp from All occasion sentiments #6 and I stamped it in Versafine black onyx.
I trimmed the panel as I stamped the sentiment a bit slanted ;-)
Originally I started out with a one layer in mind, but as I messed up a few I used their backs as well to practice, infact on the back of this final piece there's a pratice one as well...Love how paper has two sides lol.

Mounted the panel with foamtape.

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  1. I love the effect you created by not inking up the background stamp ... great idea! I like the black on purple too!
    Fabulous card.

  2. Lovely design, and the pink is such a lovely colour!

  3. Beautifully done Maaike and such a striking idea.
    Thanks for playing along with us this week at Less is More

  4. It looks like you had fun Maaike. This is fabulous!
    What effective use of the kissing technique!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  5. Thanks for sharing all the colour combos, they are all great. But I do love the non colour kissing, so effective.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More