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

9 comments:

  1. Very pretty *kissing* piece, Gerri!

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  2. Looks fab - this is such a great technique

    Kathyk

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

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

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

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  6. Looks gorgeous, will try this technoque.

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

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

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Thanks for your wonderful words!

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