I really should have titled this one "Kissing" it probably would have peaked more interest. Do y'all know what kissing is? No, not the lip-locking kind, silly! I'm talking about the stamping term kissing.
Kissing is a really interesting technique that you can use to add a little more interest to your stamping designs. Now, before I go any further I need to let you know I'm not a big stamper. I have stamps and ink but I really don't do much with them. However, I have found a few tricks that I really like and one of them is kissing. On the layout below you can see a little bit of what I'm talking about in the "U.R." and in the pumpkins. See the circle designs? Those were "kissed" onto another stamp.
Here's what you do:
1- Select two stamps that you like. It is best if one is a details stamp and the other has larger, solid surfaces.
2- Take the stamp that has the larger solid surface and apply ink to it.
3- Before you stamp the larger stamp to paper, take the detailed stamp and stamp it - or kiss it - to the inked stamp. What this does is it removes the ink in the form of a pattern from the other stamps which in turn leaves a new design.
4- Now take the large, solid surface stamp and stamp it to paper.
The end result will produce a cool design without having to buy more stamps.