Tutorial - Embossed Kiss Technique

Some of you may have seen this new technique on Maureen's blog, Hideaway, when she posted a linky in response to a recent sketch challenge. When we saw it we knew everyone would want to give it a try, and Maureen was sweet enough to put this tutorial together for us!

I stumbled upon this technique while I was making “love you” cards for Operation Write Home. I was trying to design a simple card that novice stampers could do but it was looking rather plain. For “round 2” I added a textured background. Then I stamped on the embossed background in “round 3”. By the time I got to round 4 I realized I had a pretty cool “kissing” technique … one I could actually do, because most of the time, I get so-so results.

First off here is the card where I discovered this simple method to get an amazing kissed image

So without further ado – here is embossed kissing . I know - a grand name, but it’s pretty simple really. You will need a solid image stamp (I used Papertrey Ink’s Flower Fusion #7) and a tight patterned embossing folder (I used the Sizzix Square Lattice embossing folder)

To start with cut your layer to size and run it through your die cut machine to emboss the pattern.

Next, ink up your stamp and stamp onto the embossed paper. Look at the sides to see if you want a negative or positive image (pushed in or pushed out)

Without re-inking, stamp the image onto a scrap piece of card stock.

Rinse and repeat :)

Then assemble your card

That’s all there is to it!

I also used the same technique to get a kissed image, but only used the kissed image on the final card

Here is the scrap I embossed and used as my kissing pattern (that sounds weird :) ) along with the punched final image.

I love how the hounds tooth pattern showed up on this!

Here is the final card

I did the same thing using the Petals Aplenty embossing folder (Stampin’ Up) and the Christmas Poinsettias (Papertrey Ink)

Thanks so much again, Maureen, for putting this tutorial together for us! I know people will be excited to give it a try.

Everyone, remember, if you have suggestions for tutorials, please contact me at kate@operationwritehome.org.

Donna Hanley  – (November 22, 2011 at 3:37 AM)  

Maureen, Terrific tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing. I will be trying that very soon.

AllisonG  – (November 22, 2011 at 6:27 AM)  

Thanks for sharing this tutorial, Maureen. You make it look so easy I think *I* can even master this one! LOL

Cindy O  – (November 22, 2011 at 7:09 AM)  

A beautiful technique! thank you

Ann  – (November 22, 2011 at 8:25 AM)  

Thank you for the fantastic tutorial! It looks like a fun and easy technique. I can't wait to try it!

KellyKhanh –   – (November 22, 2011 at 2:40 PM)  

What ink is good to use for the Kissing Technique?

Margaret  – (November 22, 2011 at 5:11 PM)  

What do you mean by "rinse and repeat? What do you do with the image you stamped on the cardstock? I am not seeing this in my mind's eye.

Paula S.  – (November 22, 2011 at 8:16 PM)  

I loved your card when I first saw it and wondered exactly how you got the effect you did. Thanks for sharing this technique Maureen!

Seongsook Duncan  – (November 22, 2011 at 8:30 PM)  

Wow... this is a great technique. Thanks very much for sharing.

Nancy Keller  – (November 22, 2011 at 9:51 PM)  

Going to try this over the weekend for sure! Thanks for sharing!

Maureen V  – (November 23, 2011 at 8:28 PM)  

"Rinse and Repeat" is my dorky way of saying, clean the stamp off and re-ink and stamp again. When you stamp the second time on cardstock, you can cut it out, punch it if you have a matching punch or just use that as the layer on your project. When I wasn't using the embossed image in the project, I just saved it so I could use it again. I plan on making more of those houndstooth flower birthday cards!

Yvonne B.  – (November 24, 2011 at 12:10 AM)  

This is so cool! I can't wait to try it--but I guess it will take me a few days to do so becuase of the holiday! Thank you so much for sharing your talent and skills!

Margaret  – (November 24, 2011 at 8:00 PM)  

Thanks. That makes sense to me now. I can't wait to get a few minutes to try this. I have lots of stamps that have dies to match.

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