Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Kissing

Another quick post tonight.

There's a new challenge over on the Hero Arts blog that includes the kissing technique. I must admit, I've never used this technique and was excited to give it a try. After several attempts with a variety of stamps, I finally ended up with a card I like.



I inked up the Branch Background cling stamp with Memories Green Dye Ink, then used Memento Tuxedo Black on the Friend Definition. I "kissed" the two stamps together, then stamped the Branch Background onto white cardstock. The beautiful butterfly is one of several that my friend Sue from New Zealand sent to me. Thank you, Sue! Love them all! I added three white pearls to the body. The Hero Arts sentiment is a little wood stamp from 2004 called, Smile Moments.

I am planning on taking some photos of my little floral department just before Valentine's Day. It looks quite red, pink and festive! I want to wait until we get all the roses in to show you what it looks like. . .only wish I could share the wonderful aroma too! Stay tuned. . .

Thanks for coming by! Hope the rest of your week is wonderful! :)

22 comments:

AnitaRex said...

Love the kissing technique with your friends definition stamp and the leaf! Beautiful! Can't wait to see pics form your floral dept!

Virginia L. said...

GORGEOUS effect, Barb!! Love the text leaves! That is amazing!

Dwita said...

So lovely, Barb. I have that branch cling, too. I shall try the 'kissing'. Btw, your circle card with the Ivy Stamp on it is gorgeous. I was about to buy that Ivy Stamp and decided not. Then when I looked your work again, I really want that one as well... LOL..

Nancy said...

Lovely kissing technique, Barb! I really like the green and white colors, so fresh and clean! Love that pretty butterfly too, it flew all the way from NZ and landed in the perfect spot on your lovely card!
Can't wait to see the pics of your displays and flowers...
blessings~

Arlene said...

Love the effect!

Dawn said...

Turned out really great Barb. I've not tried this either so maybe over the next month I will. Love your butterfly. Perfect colours for your card. Sue makes lovely backgrounds and cuts out lovely dies with them

Sue said...

Well I am so impressed, this BG is great and my little butterfly looks happy nestled amongst the leaves. I have tried the kissing technique Barb and I was hopeless at it, you on the other hand have surely mastered it.
Smiles:)

Lynn said...

Wow...that is so cool! I've never tried kissing before :)!! LOL - I'll have to give this a try! :)

Brenda said...

Your card is so beautiful Barb! It's the first one I have seen where you can clearly see the kissing technique, stunning. And I love it in green!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Oh, this is so pretty Barb! Love the green with the Friend definition words. Great job! I haven't tried this technique yet, but you've inspired me to give it a try! Thanks!

Lin said...

Beautifully done, Barb! Looks like a fun technique!

Mitt said...

Barb - This card is very unique with the just a simple technique! Amazing! I had to examine it very closely to figure out what you had done! Tricky Tricky! Hugs and "Kisses"

CinnamonSally said...

Great card Barb, your stamp kissing has turned out beautifully.

Tiffany said...

Love the way the Friends definition looks against the leaves! Beautifully done! I have not done a kissing card for awhile, must try again! Can't wait to see all the florals - Valentine's is definitely one of my favorite holidays!

alexandra s.m. said...

You did wonder with that technique Barb!
Your card reminds me that there will be spring someday ;-)))

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Great job on the kissing technicque, Barb! Your card looks wonderful.

Clare said...

So pretty!! An amazing job for a first try! Making me want to try it to....I'm a little scared though! ;)

kasthurirajam said...

so pretty

Judy1223 said...

Oh, yeah, Barb, you've got that technique mastered already! Just beautiful!

Ayana Posadas said...

Wow... I love how your kissing technique turned out! So fabulous and pretty!!! :)

ivy said...

this kissing technique here adds so much interest to the leaves!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful take on the kissing of the leaves and definition. Lovely card!