Wednesday 14 August 2019


The other day I watched a you tube video of a technique I haven't tried before called the kissing technique. I thought it was really neat and wanted to give it a go. It involves using a shape stamp, in this case a circle, stamping it is a light colour and then inking up a background stamp and using the circle stamp to lift the ink from the background stamp and transfer it onto the light coloured circle already stamped. I was so excited when I tried it and it worked first time! My circle stamp is from Clarity Stamp and the background stamp is by Wow.

Here is my card:

I was originally going to stamp the circles randomly on the card front but I don't do random very well, so I ended up using the matching frame stamp in the darker colour and then cutting the circles out. I decided that this card was for Just Us Girls #500 as the theme is circles and so I stayed with the circle them and used my happy birthday die from The Works and a watercolored die cut circle that I had made some time ago.

Of course me being me, it took a long time to decide how to put it together. Eventually I decided on maintaining the circle theme with the circles round the circle. I like the flower look that it creates. Finally I mounted it on a square card.

This card is a bit different for me and I am quite pleased with the result. I think I will use this technique again.

I am also sharing this card at A Place To Start August challenge, paper piecing.

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Nancy said...

Well you sure took our theme and ran with it! Love when I try new things and they work out so well too. You did a fantastic job on your card! Thanks for linking up with us at Just Us Girls.

Cat Craig said...

You've got loads of circles going on there Hilary, and what a fabulous entry to the challenge.

Chana Malkah said...

Hillary, I think your card is fabulous! Love the colors. This is a fun technique and I must give it a try! Thanks for joining us again at A Place to Start! We love your work!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Anonymous said...

Wonderful paper piecing and perfect for our challenge this month at A Place To Start.
Scarlett xoxox