Sunday, November 6, 2011

A completely unintended side effect


11/13/2011 editted:  A tutorial for this "embossed kiss" technique as I've dubbed it will appear on the Operation Wrote Home Stars & Stamps blog on Nov. 22

I was playing along with the OWH Sunday Sketch, and I decided to make a love card with hearts, even though I know the hearts in the sketch are the embellie of choice.  I'm using the hearts because I'm prepping cards for a women's retreat my church is having this weekend and for free time I am going to have stamping stations that attendees can make OWH valentine's cards for our heroes.  And since ODBD is sponsoring OWH with a love theme, it seemed like a win-win

The card was looking rather plain so I decided to use the square lattice embossing folder for my Big Shot.  Then I decided maybe stamping after I embossed may be cool.  THEN I realized I had a perfect kiss technique card


The little heart was stamped on scrap card stock after stamping on the embossed layer.   Same for the big heart


Here's the whole card.  I {big puffy heart} how this turned out.  I almost never get a clean second image when I try a standard stamp to stamp kiss technique, but stamping first on the embossing work beautifully!

So there will be a box with about 20 of these heading to my shipper sometime next week. 

Thanks for topping!

Supplies:
Paper: Poppy Parade Whisper white [SU!]
Ink: Poppy Parade [SU!]
Stamps: Heart Prints [PTI]
Other: Heart punches [PTI], rhinestone [SU!]

14 comments:

  1. Love the effect of stamping the embossed paper. What a classic card. Hope you enjoy your retreat.

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  2. I heart heart heart this! Superfantastic!

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  3. Your card is awesome, love the idea.

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  4. super pretty! Love those hearts!

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  5. Maureen, How great this technique looks on your beautiful card! I really love all the texture and the variations in the stamping. I hope you are all blessed by the retreat!

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  6. Thanks for sharing this technique, gives me ideas. Love the card!

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  7. Really cute card. The hearts came out beautifully. Thanks for sharing your techniqiue. I'll have to try that now after seeing how nice your card came out!

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  8. Maureen, what a great card. I usually have a problem with the kissing technique, but you seemed to have it mastered. Good for you. The lattice works so well on this card. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Oh, I love this! Don't be surprised if we ask you for a tutorial in the near future, lol! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

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  10. Hey, Maureen! A little bird (coughJuliecough) pointed me to your post. :) Any chance you would like to make this into a Tuesday Tutorial for the S&S blog? (pleasesayyes) Email me at kate@operationwritehome.org? It's easy and painless. Promise. :)

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  11. The effect of the stamping on the embossing is really neat! I'll have to try it!

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  12. This effect is terrific! I love the dimension it adds to the hearts. I'm glad I have this folder so I can give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. What a great effect, stamping on the embossing...so simple, yet adds so much interest...well done!

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  14. Lovely card. The embossing is very nice.

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