Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Kissing Technique

Hi peeps,

A very quick post from me today.  Just wanted to share with you a technique I have just learnt.  It is called the kissing technique where Joanna from Inspired by stamping explains it here

This is my card using this technique.

Ooops.  This picture is blurry but the colour is better than the other pictures I have.  I'm really not that good at taking pictures.
The image used is Anzac Poppies by Beccy at Beccy's Place.  Coloured with copics and popped up with foam tape.

This is a picture showing the use of the kissing technique close up.  The technique is basically stamping straight onto the embossing folder and when you emboss, the stamped image transfers onto your paper but only on the debossed areas.  Makes sense?  Joanna explains it better with pictures.  Check out her site with the link above.
With this technique I wanted to emulate blades of grass with butterflies hidden in it.

This card was inspired by Brenda's blog (Floral Fantasies) header.  She has a blog celebration going on with amazing prizes here.  Go check it out, you'll want to join in.
Thanks for visiting today.
Card will also be entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - A bit of green - My poppy leaves are green
The Crafty Bloggers Network #9 - Spring or Pastel - Spring
 Challenges 4 everybody #15 - Anything goes


  1. Wow! This looks amazing! Beautiful job!

  2. This a gorgeous card, Phi. Love your idea popping up the flowers...makes the card come alive! Ho clever of you! Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog and also for being a new follower. I'm following you now! Good luck with the Spring Candy draw.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  3. Hello Phi,

    Your card is gorgeous, I really like how you have highlighted just some of the poppy flowers which really makes them pop from the card and draws the eye.

    Thank you so much for joining in my blog celebration.

    B x

  4. This is lovely Phi, so delicate and I love Poppies!

    Thank you for joining our Wings challenge over at Crafty-Emblies!

    Elaine (Crafty-Emblies DT member) x

  5. Gorgeous Phi, looooove this and will have a look at the blog site...fantastic and different...luv annie

  6. Hello Phi,
    thank you for your nice compliment about my aquarel, it made me very happy!
    Your card is awesome! I've heard of this technique and I find it looks great! I'll surely try it soon! I also love how you've arranged the flowers! The fact of having added some floxers in 3D, gives real depth to this "picture" ...and all this on kraft paper!! It's simply stunning!

    I wish you a beautiful day ...

  7. Great job on the technique and those poppies are just gorgeous. This is such a beautiful card that will make someone feel very special. :-) Hugs!

  8. Beautiful card and great colours. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty-Emblies.

    Linda xxx

  9. Thank you so much for joining our paper rafting challenge "wings, or anything goes" over on the Crafty-Emblies challenge blog.
    What a gorgeous card using so many techniques. Love the ribbon boarder and the stamping is beautifully done. Love the butterfly :-)
    I hope you will join us again next month over on the Crafty-Emblies Challenge Blog.

    Hugs Lisa xxxx

  10. So pretty. Love how just some of the image is colored. Thanks for playing along with the Bit O'Green Challenge this week over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  11. The poppies look fabulous Phi, cutting them out and popping them out has really brought them to life. Good job on the kissing technique too, I think it looks just like butterflies hiding in long grass... well done!

  12. Very pretty card, love the image and thanks for sharing the tecnique, thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT
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