Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Sunday, February 18, 2007

That's what I call a mighty big blossom!

I finally had a chance to sit and play with my new Big Blossom stamp. Like it's name implies, it definitely is a big blossom! I can already tell that this one is going to be a lot of fun to try different techniques with. On both of my samples shown here I used the kissing technique. Before you jump to conclusions, no that doesn't mean I was kissing my new stamp because I was so lonely down in my rubber room!

Kissing is a technique where you ink one stamp and then press it against another stamp to pick up the ink and the design. The Big Blossom is perfect for this because it is so large and bold. I used craft ink because it is thicker and stays wet longer, which makes it perfect for transferring to another stamp. I hope I explained this well enough. If not, ask me next time we stamp and I can show you better in person than I can describe it I'm hurrying because Desperate Housewives is almost on! ;-)

On the first card I used the Canvas background inked in Orange craft ink and kissed it to my Big Blossom stamp which I then stamped on Apricot. I thought the Polka Dot Posies set would make a perfect center to this flower along with the "enjoy your day" stamp from the Riveting set.

The next card uses the Paisley background inked with white Craft ink, kissed onto the Big Blossom and then stamped on Pixie Pink card stock. I dry embossed the Bashful Blue background using the classy brass embossing template called Seeing Spots. For the center I used the thanks stamp which is also from the Riveting hostess set.

Hope you like these cards! Off to watch Desperate Housewives!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love them as always! But, if you are in a "rubber room", I'm not sure that we believe that you aren't actually kissing your stamps! :)