Sunday, March 18, 2012

Kissing with Color

Hope you had a great Saturday.  The luck of the Irish was with me as I was one of the lucky winners of the Flourishes March release!  Sure glad I stayed up late & got my cards posted Thursday--you never know.  I still had some of the foam green cardstock on my table from the Flourishes card & I love green & brown together, so that got me started for PTI MIM #57 http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/make-it-monday/  I've done stamp kissing, but never quite like this.  I highly recommend the video if you haven't seen it.  I decided to use my 2 newest PTI sets--Rosie Posie & Background Basics Medallions.  I stamped the flower with VersaMagic Aquatic Splash onto white cardstock.  Then I stamped the uninked flower with the medallion image inked with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate until it was completely covered.  Then I lined it up & stamped over the solid image--did take some practice to line it up even with the clear stamp.  Isn't it a great effect?  I scored a couple lines & then mounted it to the green panel with foam tape.  The border & butterfly punches are Martha Steward.  Hard to tell, but the vellum butterflies are stamped with white Memories ink using the same medallion image.  Finished off the card with this sparkle ribbon & a couple pearl stick pins.  I debated as the whether or not the butterflies detracted from the flower, but in the end I thought they weren't overpowering being vellum.  I'd love to hear what you think.

8 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

great technique! thanks for sharing. It is beautiful here today. Hope it is where you are too!

Rosemary said...

so pretty, greta! you did a fantastic job with the technique!

AnitaRex said...

I love this! Stamp kissing is my favorite technique! Love how it adds so much to this flower!

Sue said...

Oh YES Greta
This is a wonderful technique, and it is not easy to do either, you have to choose the right stamps to Kiss with Ha, and you have done this to perfection. Well done my friend.
Smiles:)

boneygirl said...

Such great stamping! You got the essence of the challenge!

Dawn said...

what great kissing Greta. Love the colours.

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful kissing result, Greta! Lovely colour combo and the vellum butterflies adds an extra touch to the whole!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Perfect precision Greta!! Your "kissing" technique is fabulous!