Hey there, Oddies!
Leah here, on a bit of a foodie love kick lately. We have all these cute food stamps, and I’m using some of my digis that were printed and long since forgotten, in an effort to clear out old stash so I can move on to the newer stuff!
A co-worker asked me to make a card for Valentine’s Day for her fiance’, and she was careful to inform me that they are not your typical, traditional Valentine’s Day romance kind of couple. They’re goofy, silly, have pet names for each other, and they just like to have FUN enjoying whatever silliness life throws at them. PERFECT! Kawaii! Here’s what I made for the occasion – I hope she likes it!
I busted out Anjou (and decided my pears would be Bosc instead!), which is a digi that was retired a while back, and I used the digi flip technique I shared in my Friday post HERE. HOWEVER, did you know that you can flip clear stamps too? It’s called stamp “kissing” and you ink up your stamp like usual, press it onto a piece of plain rubber so the ink transfers, then you stamp THAT piece onto your cardstock instead to give you the mirror image. Any piece of flat, plain rubber will do (I bought a set in the plumbing department at the hardware store – seriously!), and it works with most stamps as long as you have a somewhat juicy ink pad (I prefer a saturated StazOn myself for pencil coloring). Eyelashes were added to the “girl” pear because she’s a sultry little thang. 😉
Have you tried stamp kissing before? It’s SO easy! We’d love to see you rock the techniques and share them in our Facebook Community, on the Oddies’ Project Board on Pinterest, or even up in the Linky Party in the right sidebar, so we can all admire your handiwork!
Oh, here’s a zoom so you can check out the shimmer on the gold elements… Did you know we have Gold Foil Doilies in the Odds & Ends section of the shop? I’m kind of smitten with them, to be perfectly honest.
Some Valentine’s inspiration for you! Food can be romantic, too!