Monday, May 26, 2008

It started with just one kiss

I saw a Maternity t-shirt at the store the other day that said, "It started with just one kiss". Ironically, so did this baby card!

The "kissing" technique is easy and a great way to add some texture to your projects. For this card, I started by inking the elephant from Nursery Necessities with Pretty in Pink and the Canvas background stamp with Close to Cocoa. Then, I "kissed" the stamps together by stamping the elephant on the Canvas stamp to transfer the Canvas print in Close to Cocoa to the pink elephant. Then I stamped the elephant on Whisper White cardstock.

I did some faux stitching on the Close to Cocoa cardstock strip to pick up the design of the Berry Bliss paper. To get the look of sewing without the sewing machine, use your piercing tool and template (from the Crafter's Tool Kit or Mat Pack) and pierce a line of holes. Then, use the White Gel Pen (or any color Stampin' Write marker) to add dashes between the holes to mimic stitching. Great creative with your dashes and come up with different faux stitches!

By the way, this card is not a sign of the gender of baby #3....that I know of. My ultrasound in scheduled for Thursday, but we've decided to be surprised with this baby!

1 comment:

Tara Kieninger said...

Love the kissed elephant! Great card!