Stamp Smooching // Papertrey Ink

So quick disclaimer - I had a crazy week studying for my calc final (which went really well!), so this card and it's photos were made/taken a lot quicker than my typical snail pace, so the photos at the very least aren't up to par today. However, I do need to get this in before the challenge deadline, so you will be subjected to the subpar today, but don't worry, I won't make this a regular thing. ;)

This card was made for this weeks Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Challenge.

In her instructions on texture kissing, Lizzie Jones recommended not using juicy inks - well, I was fresh out of non-juicy inks in the colors I wanted to use, so I had to use my juicy Studio Calico Color Theory inks.
The result was a maybe not so crisp first impression of the technique, but the Color Theory inks work really well for generation stamping, and so I was able to get a second impression of the texture kissing.

I'll be sending this on over to my brother and his family, who just moved to Utah (blah). It's kind of belated, but I still think it's fun to receive handmade cards in the mail, late or otherwise.

I didn't have any orange cardstock that matched the little chick color, so I used the ink itself to color a short strip of cardstock, then added a LOT of powder so that when I stamped my sentiment in Versamark, the embossing powder would only stick to the sticky stamped sentiment.

I'm off to beat my siblings in a game of euchre - enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Cardstock: Pat'Catans
Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Wet Paint", "Postmarks" and "On the Farm"
Ink: Studio Calico, Versamark
Other: embossing powder (Hero Arts)

Tools: heat gu


  1. Nice job! Thanks for all the extras in my box of stamps!! My kiddos are LOVING the robot stamp and I did a HAPPY DANCE to receive a masterpiece/card from you:) It is now part of my collection of treasures from UBER talented cardmakers like Jacqueline DeGroot-Wood and Kathy Racoosin:)

  2. Gorgeous card Clare! The chickens are so cute and the technique you've used looks wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx


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