Some of you may have seen this new technique on Maureen’s blog, Hideaway, when she posted a linky in response to a recent sketch challenge. When we saw it we knew everyone would want to give it a try, and Maureen was sweet enough to put this tutorial together for us!

I stumbled upon this technique while I was making “love you” cards for Operation Write Home. I was trying to design a simple card that novice stampers could do but it was looking rather plain. For “round 2” I added a textured background. Then I stamped on the embossed background in “round 3”. By the time I got to round 4 I realized I had a pretty cool “kissing” technique … one I could actually do, because most of the time, I get so-so results.

First off here is the card where I discovered this simple method to get an amazing kissed image

So without further ado – here is embossed kissing . I know – a grand name, but it’s pretty simple really. You will need a solid image stamp (I used Papertrey Ink’s Flower Fusion #7) and a tight patterned embossing folder (I used the Sizzix Square Lattice embossing folder)

To start with cut your layer to size and run it through your die cut machine to emboss the pattern.

Next, ink up your stamp and stamp onto the embossed paper. Look at the sides to see if you want a negative or positive image (pushed in or pushed out)

Without re-inking, stamp the image onto a scrap piece of card stock.

Rinse and repeat 🙂

Then assemble your card

That’s all there is to it!

I also used the same technique to get a kissed image, but only used the kissed image on the final card

Here is the scrap I embossed and used as my kissing pattern (that sounds weird 🙂 ) along with the punched final image.

I love how the hounds tooth pattern showed up on this!

Here is the final card

I did the same thing using the Petals Aplenty embossing folder (Stampin’ Up) and the Christmas Poinsettias (Papertrey Ink)

Thanks so much again, Maureen, for putting this tutorial together for us! I know people will be excited to give it a try.

Everyone, remember, if you have suggestions for tutorials, please contact me at kate@operationwritehome.org.