Monday, November 14, 2011

Gerri Herbst: A Kiss of Autumn Leaves Tag

Hi everyone!
My tutorial today is about stamp kissing. It's a great way to make a fabulous new stamp image by combining two of your stamps! I used this technique as the base of my Autumn leaf collage tag.

Let's start with our stamping supplies. You'll need a stamp that has very little detail as your base. I'm using the big autumn leaf. The other detail stamp will be the "Kissing" stamp and provides the texture. I used the tiny leaf stamp on the block. I will be using a variety of ink colors.

The first step is to cover you base stamp - big leaf - with ink. I did a mottled look, but you could use just one color too.Try to keep it a lighter color than what you will use for your detail stamp.

The next step is to quickly ink your detail stamp -tiny leaf - and kiss it (stamp) it onto your base stamp - big leaf. You need to do this rather quickly so the inks don't dry out.

Here is a photo of the stamped leaf image.

After cutting the stamped leaf out, I will add the embellishments. First, there are some velvet leaves touched with ink and Stickles. There's also a chipboard bird that I covered with green and red ink, then stamped my detail tiny leaf stamp. A few shiny colored flowers were layered too.

Here are the embellishments placed on the tag.

This is the finished tag with the embellishments.It needed a little something more so I layered some sparkly green leaves, a Stickles edge and a tiny rhinestone eye on the bird. A pretty orange organza ribbon allows me to hang this autumn tag.

Here's a close-up of the pretty bird.

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial today and I hope you will be kissing, I mean stamp kissing this week!

take care, gerri


  1. Very pretty *kissing* piece, Gerri!

  2. Looks fab - this is such a great technique


  3. Wow, the finished tag is just stunning, the colours are gorgeous. xx

  4. what a wonderful effect; great tut....the tag is to do some kissing...a bit of both kinds !!!

  5. What a pretty look this technique gives. Haven't tried this before! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Looks gorgeous, will try this technoque.

  7. Fabulous piece and tuturiol thanks for reminding me how effective this technique is will have to use it next time I'm playing!!

  8. Great tutorial! Very unique and gorgeous tag!! Thank you for sharing!


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