I made today's card for the PTI Make It Monday challenge. This week Betsy shares her creative new version of stamp 'kissing' - Die Cut Kissing. Betsy has a lovely tutorial here.
Basically, you ink up a flat surface stamp, rock and roll the edges in a darker color, press it lightly against a die cut from a coverplate die to pick up the design from the die cut - then stamp onto a cardstock panel. (watch Betsy's tutorial - it's not quite as confusing as it sounds without pictures!!)
The only flat-ish stamps I could find from the plethora of PTI stamps I own - were the Watercolor Wonder Stamps and the only coverplate die I have that I thought would work for this is the Night Sky Cover Plate. And here is the card I made using Betsy's Die Cut Kissing Technique.
Here's a photo of the die cut piece of the coverplate - you can see where I 'kissed' it with my inked stamps before stamping them onto the Fresh Snow Linen Card stock. Pressing the stamp lightly onto the die cut piece - picks up the pattern of the die cut - here it picked up the stars and dots.
I inked my stamps first with Enchanted Evening and then 'rock and rolled' the stamp on my Smokey Shadow ink pad - getting that color only on the edges of the stamp. Then I stamped each stamp onto the linen panel - here's a close up showing how the 'kissing' transferred the cut outs of the die (stars and dots) to the stamp. Pretty cool huh?!
I love the look of this - I never would have thought of creating this card on my own - that's the fun of challenges like Make It Monday - learning and trying out new techniques! The headstone and sentiment are from Haunted Headstones Stamps. I also used the headstone and bat dies from Haunted Headstones Dies. I used the 'rock and roll' technique in stamping the headstone as well with the blue and black inks.
You'll find the Make it Monday challenge here.
Stamps: Watercolor Wonder, Haunted Headstone Sentiments - PTI
Paper: White, Enchanted Evening, True Black, Fresh Snow Linen Cardstock - PTI
Ink: Smokey Shadow, Enchanted Evening - PTI
Accessories: Haunted Headstone Dies, Coverplate Night Sky - PTI, black rhinestones - Kaiser, foam dots.