Heart 2 Heart From Our Heart to Yours Focuses on Kissing!

From Our Heart to Yours.  Heart 2 Heart is focusing on Kissing!  Just in time for Valentine's Day.  So get your stamps ready and join us in Kissing.  Stamp Kissing that is.

There are a variety of ways to kiss stamps.  First of all, you need a solid image stamp.  This is a stamp that when you stamp it, you have more than just the outline.  The entire image is colored in.  Second you need a background stamp or a stamp with an outline or small image.  

This is where the different types of Kissing vary.  You can ink the solid image stamp, "kiss" the uninked second stamp and stamp the image.  Another way, which was the way I used, is to ink both stamps, "kiss" the two stamps and stamp the solid image.  What you get is the solid image stamped in the color that you inked it with but you see the pattern of the second stamp in the color that you had it inked with.  Now how cool is that?

I wanted to have a more vibrant stamped image so before I inked up my images I stamped both stamps in Versamark and then the ink and then embossed the images.  I absolutely loved how the "kissed" flowers came out with the embossing.

Here is my card.  

I used the big flower from Heartfelt Treasures ((C1456) and inked it up in Sunset Ink.  Then I took the cute circle patterned background stamp from Backgrounds & Borders (D1463) and inked it up with Desert Sand Ink. When I stamped my image I was so surprised to see that it almost took on an animal print look to it.  I wanted it vibrant and glossy so I embossed it with clear embossing powder and then while the image was still hot, added more embossing powder and heated the image again, giving it a thicker layer of embossing and lots of gloss and color.

I must admit that I have a hard time working with orange and that I had challenged myself to make a feminine card that wasn't girly.  So I used the very ungirly paper pack, Lucky.  Everything was stamped on the patterned paper including the leaves.  I think it came out super cute.  By the way, the matting around the flowers is purposely offset.  I think that it brings your eye to the flowers.  Too cool!  And check it out ........... there are no other embellishments on this card.  Just stamped images.

Here is a close-up of the "Kissed" flowers.

Products Used
  • Stamps:  Heartfelt Treasures (D1456) and Backgrounds & Borders (D1463)
  • Paper:  My Relections Lucky Level 2 Paper Pack (X7137B)
  • Inks:   Sunset (Z2191), Outdoor Denim (Z2140), Desert Sand (Z2118), Olive (Z2137),  and Black (Z2105)
  • Embellishments:  None
  • Other Products:  Adhesive, Sponge Dauber (Z726), Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad (Z891), Clear Embossing Powder (Z671), Craft Heater (Z555), and 3 D Foam Dots
Now look at what other design team members have created,

Aaron Booth  (This week's Guest Designer)

and then create your own project using the "Kissing" Technique.  Your projects must include CTMH products, but do not have to be 100% CTMH.  If other products are used, a list or description of what was used would be appreciated. Remember to post it on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog.  You could win some fantastic prizes from our February sponsors, Shirley Ross and Sandra Strickler.   Aaron Booth is our Guest Designer for this week's challenge.  Remember that you have until the end of the month to participate in our challenges.


  1. Hi Melinda!
    That is amazing work on those flowers! You ROCK!

  2. Wowsers, this is great your flowers are fabulous!

  3. Those kissed and embossed flowers are gorgeous! The orange looks great on this card!

  4. Melinda, this card absolutely blows me away! It's just stunning :o)

  5. Wowie Zowie Melinda! Your card is amazing! I love how the kissed embossing makes the flowers pop! You put my humble kissing project to shame. LOL! Great job, as always! *Ü*

  6. Melinda, this is stunning!!! You are very talented :)

  7. Melinda, those flowers are BEAUTIFUL!!!


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