Thursday 21 January 2016

Purple Gerbera ...

I've had another attempt at the stamp "kissing" technique where you ink up a solid stamp and a detailed stamp and then "kiss" the solid stamp onto the detailed stamp to add pattern!! Not a brilliant description but it does create an interesting effect.  Tonight I turned to my favourite Gerbera stamp to see what sort of effect this technique would create - this is how it turned out:

The technique creates a mottled effect.
It is an interesting effect but the swirl detail of the background stamp is not clear - I even stamped it twice to see if I could get a better impression.

I used:
Uniko Pure Florals Gerbera Stamp set and matching dies
Stampin Up Off the Grid
Hobbycraft A6 Swirl Background stamp
STAMPlorations Bloom Sketches for the sentiment
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry
Memento Ink - Grape Jelly
Personal Impressions Silver Dollar Embossing Powder

I'm entering the following challenges:

"Less is More" Week 259 - Kissing Technique

STAMPlorations January CAS Challenge

Uniko Studio Challenge 28 Anything Goes with an option of love



  1. Gorgeous Elaine, I love your background here...This has inspired an idea for one of my DT cards, is it o.k for me to CASE this card, I will of course give you credit?

  2. Ooh interesting kissing (no pun intended!). Great card x Lindsey Uniko DT

  3. What a stunning amount of interest you've added to this flower with the kissing technique Elaine, this is a fabulous card!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  4. I love this flower Elaine and great 'kissing' effects too ;) Viv xx

  5. Beautifully done Elaine and with one of my favourite flower stamps too. Lots of detail and gorgeous CAS card.
    Thanks for playing along and sharing at Less is More & Uniko this week.
    Sarah x

  6. Ooh, I love the effect here, great colours too. I love the detail with the grid background and the thread too.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  7. Loving the Gerbera in purple and the added texture detail using the technique is stunning. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  8. beautiful! LOVE how bold that flower color is! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS Challenge!

  9. I think this is beautiful. I do like the effect on the flower - gives lots of shades of colour. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko this month! Deborah, DT.


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