Well, not really....
Kissing is a technique I don't do a lot with my stamps, but I thought it would be perfect with this striped stamp from the Club Scrap Bon Appetit kit. Start by inking a stamp - I inked the striped stamp that is mounted on my grid ruler.
Kiss the inked striped stamp to the second stamp - a brocade pattern.
Stamp on your paper.
You now have a lovely stripe, but with a subtle pattern. I liked this better than the bold stripes on their own.
Repeat until you have covered the entire panel - using the grid ruler helps you to line up all of the stripes nicely.
On the front of the card, I used the brocade pattern in a contrasting color to bring that out more boldly, and finished it off with a sentiment and a few little embellishments. An easy way to make your stamps go further!
All stamps and paper from Club Scrap's Bon Appetit collection - and I used their lovely hybrid inks too (great for any surface).
Since this is the height of summer and we're knee deep in a remodeling project, my posts will be a little infrequent from here on out. I should be back on a regular schedule in September after classes start again.