Before we get into all the stamping fun & inspiration let’s take a moment to introduce the sweet and talented artist behind Paper Smooches! The lovely, Kim Hughes!
I begin by sketching images and concepts in pencil. I then draw every sentiment and image with a black pen on white paper a zillion times until I get them just the way I like it. Ok, maybe a zillion is an exaggeration, but sometimes it takes me more than 30 tries to get it exactly right. (practice makes perfect). My clear, Photopolymer stamp sets and steel metal dies are truly a labor of love and I am thrilled to share my designs with all of you. My images reflect my silly personality and I hope they will bring a smile to your face.
Think of “Paper Smooches” as using ink to kiss your paper with our photopolymer clear stamps!
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It’s definitely not too early to start making some Christmas cards. There are so many fun Christmas stamps and dies released by Paper Smooches in September so I started my mail-friendly Christmas cards. I used Paper Smooches’ Christmas words 2 die. I just love that huge “Seasons’ Greetings” die!
This was a very simple card to make in terms of the technique used, but surprisingly, it took me days of searching for inspiration! First, 2 cuts were made in white and adhered together with some white glue. Using a piece of washi, I masked off the bottom half of the sentiment and blended some gold ink onto the top.
On my card base, I masked off the top half and blended the gold ink onto the bottom half. I then adhered the sentiment die cut onto my card base, making sure to line up the masked line, so that the gold sentiment would have a white background and vice versa.
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