Stamp Kissing Technique | Whimsy Stamps Hippo Fun in the Sun

Hey there, crafty friends! I’m on the Whimsy Stamps YouTube Channel sharing a summery beach card featuring a fun stamp
kissing technique.

Whimsy Stamps Fun in the Sun

This is an oldie but a goodie technique, where you ink one stamp to another before stamping it to a piece of cardstock. This results
in two stamps “kissing” to create a new pattern.

Typically, the kissing technique involves a solid stamp and a stamp with fine details or patterns. Since I did not have a solid stamp, I
created one by die-cutting a piece of fun foam using the smallest circle die from the Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set.

Next, I inked up the Cross-Stitched Hearts Background Rubber Cling Stamp with pigment ink (only because I move a little slowly)
then stamped my DIY stamp onto the pattern to transfer the ink and stamp it onto my panel.

And I’ll be honest with you, I loved the end result more than I thought I would have. I finished the background panel by ink blending
Distress Oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed and trimming the panel down to 4 ¼ by 5 1/2  with a  stitched rectangle die.

Whimsy Stamps Fun in the Sun

For the images, I stamped the Hippo Fun in the Sun Clear Stamps onto Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock with Memento Tuxedo ink and colored them in with Copic Markers.

Copic Markers Combination

Hippo: N7, N5, N3, N1, N0
Bathing Suit/Hair Bow: RV19, RV66, RV63
Eyes: B00, B000, B0000
Dog: E47, E44, E43, E42, E41
Bucket: BG49, BG45, BG11, BG10
Sand: E35, E33, E31, E30  Texture E39, E37, E29
Palm Trees: YG67, YG17, YG06, YG01, E29, E25, E23, E30

Whimsy Stamps Fun in the Sun

To create the background scene, I used the Build-an-Island Die Set and Kinetic Straight Waves Die Set then attached the images with
foam adhesive and finished the card by adhering it to an A2 sized top folding card base.

Follow the link to the Whimsy Stamps YouTube Channel where I share how I created the background and colored in the images to create this fun and summery beach scene card.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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