Saturday, June 11, 2011


Julie issued another technique challenge to all the A Muse|Studio consultants. You can see the technique video HERE

Here is the card I made using the kissing technique, it was so fun to do that once I got started I wanted to get more stamps to kiss with!

I started out with a Grass card base, I cut the * 1/2 X11 sheet in half, so I had a 5 1/2 X8 1/5 piece, that I folded in half. Then I cut a piece of Sugar yardstick slightly smaller than the card case. Next I stamped the Harlequin background stamp in French Roast ink, and kissed it on the Woodgrain background stamp.....when I stamped the harlequin stamp onto the sugar card stock, I was not I took the woodgrain stamp and stamped it on another piece of sugar card stock and liked it much better, and voila, my background was created! I attached it to the Grass card base. I then cut a one inch strip of Buttercup card stock and adhered it to the background layer in the middle of the card. Next I stamped the leaves from the Beautiful Botanicals 2 set in Grass ink, then kissed them with one of the flowers from the same set. I then cut around the leaves and adhered them to the card with foam squares. Next I stamped the butterfly from the Just Because set with Buttercup ink on Sugar card stock and kissed it to the smallest dots in the Polka Dot Patterns set and cut it out.(A little confession here, I lightly inked the dots with Cranberry ink first, to give the butterfly a little color.) I bent the wings where they joined the body slightly forward, then I cut a thin piece of foam from a square, and put it on the back of the body of the butterfly and adhered it to the leaves. I stamped the greeting from the Contemporary Greetings set in Grass ink on Sugar card stock, cut the sentiment out and inked the edges of the sentiment with Grass ink and adhered it to a slightly larger piece of Buttercup card stock with a foam square. I then adhered it to the lower left side of the card.

Thanks for looking, and happy creating!!

Card recipe with order numbers:


Sugar PAPS001
Grass PAPS503
Buttercup PAPS401


Harlequin background stamp SASJ006
Woodgrain back ground stamp SJEJ012
Beautiful Botanicals 2 SISM005
Just Because set SISH002
Polka Dot Patterns set SJRM009
Contemporary Greetings set SASH004


French Roast IAPF803
Buttercup IAPF401
Grass IAPF503
Cranberry IAPF206


Foam Squares ASFA001
Tombow Adhesive Dots Runner ATTR001
Paper Trimmer TPRTRM1
Spring-Cut Fine-Tip Scissors TDETSC1

If you would like to purchase any of the "ingredients" to make this card, you can order online through my a muse|studio web shop, or contact me via email and I can assist you with placing your order.


  1. funky cool. awesome, creative idea! :)

  2. I like the combination of the wood grain on the harlequin.