Monday, January 3, 2011

Elements of Kissing

Yesterday I had a few spare minutes and looked on SCS at the Featured Stamper Challenge.  This week's stamper is  Marisa, aka whiterockmama.

I took a look at her gallery and stayed for about an hour! What a talented lady!  I printed off 6 of my favorites cards that I would like to CASE. 

I spent so much time oohing and aahing over her cards that I didn't have time to make anything!

Then when I checked out the CAS100 challenge on SCS this morning and saw that we were challenged to use the "kissing" technique, I knew which of Marisa's cards I was going to CASE.  You can see it here.  I kept the 3 hearts but inked them and used the dotted texture behind them. I changed the color and used a different border punch and Cherry Cobbler instead of Real Red.  I also used the pearls on the hearts instead of the bottom of the card.  I think this card will make it through the mail.

To do the "kissing" technique you ink a solid stamp in a dark color.  Then you lay a patterned stamp on top of it.  It removes the ink leaving a pattern.  (There's a link to a tutorial at the challenge site on SCS.)

I used the solid heart from I {Heart} Hearts and inked it with Cherry Cobbler.  Then I laid the scroll stamp from the Elements of Style set on top to remove the ink and stamped it on Whisper White.  I clear embossed the hearts before cutting them out to give them a silky look.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  I {Heart} Hearts, Elements of Style
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, VersaMark
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Accessories:  Clear EP, Scallop Trim Border Stamp, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Basic Pearls

If you get a chance, check out Marisa's gallery on SCS and her blog Rosemary Reflections.



Emily Keaton said...

This is just beautiful, Bonnie!! What a wonderful CASE. You captured Marisa's style perfectly. :)

Barbara V said...

Beautiful card! I followed the link on SCS to find your blog...and then stayed awhile to enjoy your lovely work.

Laura said...

Such a pretty card! Love it!

Benzi said...

Using that technique made such a gorgeous card. You did Marisa proud. I love it!