Wednesday, January 15, 2014

SweetStamps Monthly Challenge- Kissing

It's time for the Monthly challenge at Sweet Stamps .  Our theme for this Month is Kissing : )
 My SCS blogging group-Stamp Addicts- has a challenge this month to do the 'Salt' technique.  I went back to the 6/2004 Technique Junkies newsletter- and did the Salt and Pepper Technique. I combined it with the Kissing technique- I did a 2010 TJ technique called Kissing with a Twist.

 I used a SweetCuts die for my technique- and made a stamp with a foam of the die cut.  I am including pictures- LOTS of pictures!

 Cut out the die- now foam will stretch, so take it easy removing the pieces.......
 I leave the foam over the die cut, and gently remove the pieces with my 'pokey tool'.
 Now, you have a stamp- you will be able to use this over and over again. I inked up the foam with Embossing ink and stamped that on Matte cardstock.
I brayered both Nassau and Forget Me Not Shades Die inks on the cardstock.
 I spritzed the cardstock with water. It will curl up......
 I added Sea Salt and Spritzed again with water.

***DO Not dry the cardstock with a heat tool, let it air dry.

I made a template of the die. I stamped the foam image using Forget Me Not ink through the template. It is very easy to line up shape and foam stamp.

Next, I stamped  a flourish image over the template in Nassau ink. I took a white paint pen and highlighted the flourishes.

And finally- I added Smoosh in Silver for a final accent.

 And, thanks to the influence of my SS teammate Roxie AND my SA SCS Blog friend Jeanette- I just had to finish the inside as well.

Sweet Stamps products used:

 I hope you will join in the challenge! Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

  Here is a direct link to the Weekly as well- our current challenge is Winter Blues. You have a chance to WIN- winners drawn by

  Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenges

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon- Inspired by Orchid
Die Cutting Diva- Out with the Old- in with the New- New use for die cut. smoosh : )
Cheerful Stamp Pad- Ribbon

***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE ***

Thanks for stopping by!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! What a beautiful card, Shelly! I love the color you used! And your step by step instructions are wonderful! THANK YOU!

Your a master of the salt technique!

Anne Temple said...

Wow, this looks amazing. Love the colors and thanks for a great tutorial on how you did it.

Donna Ellis said...

wonderful card, Shelly!

Anonymous said...

Clever use of your die cutting machine. It is on seeing such art that I do wish I had a die cutting machine, to experiment.
Gorgeous depth to the colour of your background.

Rene said...

Awesome card! Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous card with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Good luck,
Rene :D

jimlynn said...

Is pokey tool some type of technical term! LOL!!!
I LOVE THIS! So beautiful and the background is gorgeous with that technique. Thanks for the tutorial!

Penny said...

Shelly, it turned out beautifully! Love the pretty palette! And love how you made your design! Thanks for showing us. :^)
Hugs, Penny

Rosanne said...

Very pretty and perfect for our 'orchid' challenge this week! Thanks for sharing it at Little Red Wagon!

Carol W said...

wow, wow, wow, this is amazing....I need to take lessons from you... :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunner Shelly - love the colours and all the techniques you have used.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Fabulous tutorial. How unique and creative you are. The die is a very pretty one.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Awesome tutorial Shelly! LOVE your beautiful card!

MiamiKel said...

Look at you! This is just amazing, and the end result is fabulous! The purple is so vibrant and gorgeous! Way to go! :)

Donna K said...

Amazing, Shelly!! I love this rich, lovely design. I so admire you ladies who just "make a stamp" from a die…how awesome are you!! Happy Friday sweet lady…can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Being Mrs Miles said...

Hi Shelley

You put a TON of work in on your card and it was sure worth it.

Just lovely!


Hazel said...

Beautiful colour and wonderful technique. Thanks for sharing this lovely card for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 77: use some ribbon - Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

Darlene said...

Holy Smokes Girl!!! You nailed this challege! Mine will pale in comparison...
Gorgeous colors, breathtaking!

Thanks for all the extra work to make this a tutorial too. But I doubt that I could do this...I'd need you right beside me, bailing me out LOL

Wonderful card!

paige said...

Great tutorial on how the card was made Shelly- it is fantastic, inside and out!!

Roxie said...

Very pretty and very clever way to do the kissing technique.

Janice said...

What a fab technique and a great tutorial. Love this card, just brilliant, Jx

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love your design, and so creative using the die as a stamp as well as your template for stamping. Love the colors and how you created your background.

Margaret said...

Wow! What other word could you use for this creation! Thanks so much for your tutorial on how you got your finished product. Love the colors you used.