Tuesday, January 18, 2011

SWAK!!! For Market Street Stamps

Hello, how are you all doing today? I have a technique that I would like to share with you today. This has been around awhile, but for you newbies, and some not so newbies, I thought that I could show you it using a couple of the wonderful Market Street backgrounds.
This technique is called kissing. There are several ways that you can do this, depending on the stamps you are using.
Since I am using Perfectly Pretty Grid and Here Comes the Sun, which are 4.25" by 5.5" each, I will only be using one block (I only have one big enough to fit them on.)

1. I first put Perfectly Pretty Grid on the block, then layed Here Comes the Sun on the table.

2. I inked up Here Comes the Sun really good with Ranger Distress Inks, because they stay wet a little longer than other ink pads.

3. I then, very carefully face to face, layed Perfectly Pretty Grid on top of Here Comes the Sun. The stamps will slid against each other when they are nice and juicy, so you've got to be careful not to jostle them too much.

4. I then, just as carefully picked up Perfectly Pretty Grid and stamped it on my paper. If you are using a different ink pad, you may want to huff on it to revitalize the ink.

5. Lastly, I stamped Here Comes the Sun onto another piece of cardstock.

And whala! I have two different images to use for different cards. I also used Sure Miss You for the small clouds and small sun, and Ain't No Sunshine for the sentiment.

Card Recipes
First Card
Stamps: Market Street Stamps {Perfectly Pretty Grid, Sure Miss You, Ain't No Sunshine, Here Comes the Sun}
Patterned Paper: Sassafras Lass
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Twine: The Twinery

Second Card
Stamps: Market Street Stamps {Perfectly Pretty Grid, Here Comes the Sun}
Patterned Paper: Sassafras Lass
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Stickers: Jenni Bowlin
Stick Pins: Maya Road
Glitter Glue: Tim Holtz Distress Stickles


  1. Simply awesome!!! Love the doodles and the pins are gorgeous too. Are those Jenni Bowlin? Love this neat technique!! :) Angelica

  2. DoBea thanks for sharing that technique! You did an awesome job! Great cards!