Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Kissing card ...

... no, not that kind of kissing - the stamped kissing technique. Creative sketches 44T technique challenge this week is 'kissing' - if you haven't come across this before you will find a link within the post at Creative sketches and if you Google you will find quite a few YouTube tutorials. I decided to join in this challenge, but, as you will see further down, this first card isn't for that after all.

I spent quite a time on this card, trying it out on rough paper first and then having to bin my first effort. Eventually, after having a lovely inky time I produced this card by inking the oval with Brilliance galaxy gold, inking the PM sunflowers stamp with memento rich cocoa and kissing this on to the oval. I then poured over detail clear powder and heat embossed. I chose the sunflowers stamp for this week's 'sunflowers' challenge on Inspiration Avenue.

As I was wanting to link this for Charisma 33: negative space (no more than a third of the card to be filled), I didn't add anything more to the card.

This is also for:

CAS-ual Friday 16: CAS that features embossing

Having done all this, I then suddenly realised that the challenge on Creative sketches wasn't just to use the kissing technique, but, of course, to follow the given sketch.

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So I made another kissing technique card using the sketch this time:

This time I inked up a Laura Ashley stamp with Brilliance galaxy gold and a little flowery stamp with memento rich cocoa, kissing these together, stamping and heat embossing with detail clear - I masked with a post-it note and repeated this twice more. I then stamped and embossed a little swirl stamp and the sentiment with rich cocoa.

You can't see the sheen of the embossing on this because it's a scan, but it shows the card a bit better than a flash photo in artificial light.

So I got there in the end with a correct entry for Creative sketches CS44T.

So this second card is also for:

Just some lines: embossing
Craft room: masking
Dezinaworld: golden
Ooh-la-la 87: no backing paper
Challenge up your life 50: no patterned paper
Little miss muffet 16: multiple images
Stampin' sisters in Christ 103: try something you might have been afraid to try before now - new technique
Woodware USA 40: try a new technique
Phindy's Friday 69: something new - new technique
Paper creations ink 7: show us your flowers
Polka doodles 33: single layer
Digi doodle 73: anything goes
Aud sentiments 35: anything goes
Nadia's challenge 12: anything goes
Stamp insanity 73: anything goes
Paper playtime 53: anything goes
Lothian crafts 17: anything goes
AiFactory: August anything goes


  1. Hazel, these are stunning! You have done the techniques beautifully and I love the elegance of them. Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

  2. Wow--what a beautiful card!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

  3. Such simple, yet elegant creations. And a fantastic mini tutorial I might add! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Oh so very elegant!!! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  5. Hazel, you've done the kissing and masking to perfection- great elegant card- thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge- Debi x

  6. These are beautiful and elegant cards, both techniques are done to perfection. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xx

  7. These cards are lovely. the two colours work beautifully and the embossing really enhances it. I have only tried this technique on butterflies, but I like yours better. Kate x

  8. I love the 2nd one Hazel where you followed the sketch.
    Sue x

  9. Both cards are beautiful Hazel - you've done the techniques to perfection. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  10. Gorgeous cards Hazel! So stylish!

    Thanks for joining in at Craft-Room Challenge,
    good luck and welcome again;-))m

  11. Both of your cards are gorgeous. Bet they look even better in person. Thanks for joining us for the anything goes challenge at AiFactory this month. Be sure to join us on Sept 2 for our blog hop introducing our new site.

  12. Hazel, these are both so nice!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Crafting Journey!

    Laura PCJ DT

  13. Hazel... Another wonderful card! Wow... thanks for the reminder technique, I have not done that technique in forever! Your flowers look awesome! (Be sure to become a follower and leave a comment so we can consider you for the prize drawing and other positions!) Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! Sara

  14. what a great technique for a single layered card, gives it an added dimension, so glad you joined us at Polka Doodles this week

  15. Hi Hazel, as usual your card is gorgeous. I love your elegant card. Thank you so much for joining us for our challenge and we look forward to seeing your next piece of art. Hugs, dj

  16. Beautiful work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  17. These are beautiful. What a great technique. Well done! Thank you so much for playing along in Speedy the Cat's Challenge. It is a pleasure to come and visit and see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week.

    Bear Hugs,

  18. Amazing technique! And the card came out so beautiful and elegant. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  19. Beautiful card. Love the elegant look. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime

  20. These are marvelous. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge. Kim xx

  21. What an interesting technique. Your card is lovely and is versatile enough to be used for a man or woman. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

  22. Great technique Hazel and perfectly done lovely cards. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge. XOXO Zoe

  23. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Nadias challenge this week

  24. Oh Hazel, this is BEAUTIFUL!! I love your heat embossing. IT adds such an elegant touch to your cards.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges Emboss It Challenge!

    Heather D.

  25. Beautifiul cards Hazel, thank you for sharing them with us at Craft-room challenge. Good luck. Hugs

    Nikki DT

  26. This is so pretty, love the look and the technique.Great card.Thanks for playing along with Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenges,xx

  27. Very cool! Thanks for joining our embossing challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

  28. Hello Hazel - this is simply elegant! The embossing adds such a great look - and what a fun technique! We love you playing along with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - we appreciate your support!! {{{Hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  29. I like simple and this card is simple and elegant, a real beauty for the IA challenge.

  30. Love how you did this one Hazel its a beautiful card and gorgeous gold colours.
    thanks for joining in the Dezinaworld spot prize challenge too
    hugs June x

  31. Beuatiful cards Hazel - how clever to combine the kissing technique with masking, it's very effective! Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room challenge..Esther xx

  32. Thanks for the tutorials Hazel, both cards are beautiful. Thanks so much for playing this week at JUST SOME LINES!!

  33. gorgeous cards Hazel, great technique, looks fabulous
    thanks for joining the PCI challenge this week

  34. A pretty and elegant sunflower card!

  35. What an elegant card Hazel lots of multiple images created here.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  36. This is beautiful, very elegant. Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge, hugs Donna x

  37. Hi Hazel! These cards are absolutely STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS! Thank you for the great tutorial!
    I will have to try this! I'm so glad that you have joined us at Freshly Brewed for our "Emboss It" challenge!
    Hugs, Sheryl

  38. Oh this is so elegant Hazel! Just beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at
    Stacy D.

  39. Oh Hazel I love this, great stamping, thanks for joining us at DDSC.

  40. You did a WONDERFUL job Hazel on the KISSING!! Love both cards... Congrats!!

  41. What a truly gorgeous creation this is. Thank you so much for joining us at DDSC this week for our Anything Goes Challenge. Hugs. KraftyKaren.x

  42. You did such a beautiful job on BOTH cards!! Don't you love that "kissing" ? You're another winner... Creative-Sketches challenge

  43. Wow, Hazel both cards are simply stunning. I love love love your Flower card.... absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters!

  44. WOWWEE! these are lovely cards hazel! thank you so much for playing along this month at Eye candy Magic :) {HUGS}

  45. Beautiful Creation I Love your work and hope to see more of it

    Thanks for Joining us atPaper Creations Ink


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