12/7 Feeling Sluggish?

The Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge went up this past weekend and I have been looking forward to trying it out. Of course, I am thrilled with the results . . . as I always am when I play a 411 challenge!
I used the snail image from the bugs and kisses set and to classy him up a bit, I kissed the shell with the medallion stamp from Charming.
I put together a little tutorial to show you how to "kiss" just a specific part of your image.

The first thing I did was stamp my snail image with Sage Shadow. I used a stamp-a-ma-jig as I stamped and this is most important. Do not move the stamp-a-ma-jig after you have your image stamped! It is lined up perfectly for when you stamp your next image directly over the top of your first image. The second step is to use a marker and color in just the portion of the image that you want "kissed"... in this case I used a Chocolate Chip marker to color in the shell.

Step Three is to "kiss" the clean dry stamp image of your choice over the top of your markered image. You can kiss straight on as I did or for another look, you can "kiss & twist."

This is what your image will look like once you've kissed it. Then, all you have to do is stamp it directly over the top of your initial image and if you haven't moved the Stamp-a-ma-jig . . . your image will line up perfectly as you can see below.

Here are the supplies you will need to create this card:
Stamps: Bugs & Kisses (116580), sentiment of choice . . . I used a Level Three Hostess Set called Kind and Caring Thoughts (115324), a stamp set for "kissing" . . . I used Charming (116519)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), To the Nines Specialty Designer Series Paper (114038)
Ink: Sage Shadow (102532), Chocolate Chip (100908)
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Marker (100071), Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon (109071)
Adhesives: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


Tracey said…
So cute! The kissing really makes to image "match" the paisley paper. Thanks for sharing!
great card Kay and a super tutorial as well tfs your talent~Donna
LeAnne said…
Oh my gosh, this is so stinkin' cute! I never would have thought to use this set as a get=well!!! Great tutorial, too! LOVE it!
Pamela Knopf said…
This is just to cute! Loved the way you stamped the snail. Thanks for sharing!
RDH said…
Way to combine sets!!!!! Give yourself a pat on the back!!! Great card!
Heather RDH
Patti Chesky said…
So cute Kay!! I love how you used the kissing technique on the snail. I'm not particularly fond of snails, but this guy is a cutie patootie.
Anonymous said…
Love, love, love it!!!!!!!!!!!

Sue McNeill
Robin Merriman said…
Really a wonderful card Kay! Love the use of this paper with the snail image. Great mix here!
Thanks for playing along this week!
Connie said…
Oh, your snail is just TOO cute...love this kissing tech on him! Great job with the sketch this week!
Tiffany Bauer said…
This card is just too stinkin' cute!! I love how you colored and "kissed" your snail stamp!!! I have this stamp set and had to do a double take because I did not realize it had a snail in it!!!LOL!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week!! I look forward to your cards each and every week!!
Selene Kempton said…
Gorgeous work Kay! This card is stunning!
Stamp and Smile said…
Super CUTE card Kay!! Love the technique tutorial you shared... I must try!

Also thank you SO much for the darling Christmas card!! Sure warmed my heart and brighten my day...we are snow bound! We never made it to Southern, MN before the storm. So we will venture down on Saturday... hopefully! (Thanks for sharing a photo... beautiful family!)

Merry Christmas... Kay!! :)