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All Images and Square Note Cards by A Muse Art Stamps; Versamagic Chalk Ink in Persimmon, Tea Leaves, Pink Petunia, Sea Breeze; Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Dark Brown; Prismacolor Alcohol-based Markers; Silver 1/8" Eyelets

Last week was such a busy one, as I’d already mentioned . . . any time I feel restless or frustrated, I know what’s wrong:  I haven’t had enough creative play time.

Well, I finally got some!  (gleeful chortling)

I decided to play around with the Kissing Technique (Tutorial by Beate Johns, located in the Resources section of  Splitcoaststampers), and A Muse’s solid block background, solid dots and a new coffee mug image they released this Spring.  I wanted to give my new Prismacolor Markers a bit of an initial test run, too.

I looooooooooove coffee.  And, french vanilla creamer.  Mmmmmm mmmmm.  I wanted the cards I was planning to be subtly colorful, light and cheerful, so I chose inks and notecards that had a "sherbert" feel, when combined together.

In this instance, the solid block image was inked, and the clean/uninked dots stamp was kissed against it, to remove ink from the solid block, to create the spiffy background.  The mug was then stamped over the top of it, and colored in with a Light Toast Prismacolor Marker.  I really liked how the ink from the marker went down over the Versamagic ink in the background.  The outline of the image didn’t become muddied by the marker, and the Versamagic didn’t "repel" the marker  ink.  (head bobbing up and down in satisfaction)

These are very, VERY simple, but, I like them quite muchly!  (grin!)  I’ve sent them off to Take Ten . . . who knows . . . a girl can hope, eh?! (wink!)

  1. GREAT card! I love the kissing technique and I’ve never used it…thanks for inspiring me. TFS.

  2. Fantastic! I can’t wait to try. I have those two stamps and an idea to use them like that. You are my inspiration, once again.

  3. Luv teh card will have to try the kissing tech

  4. Very, very FAB!

  5. simply stylin’!

  6. These are darling Julie! Love the colors and those backgrounds! :)

  7. Brilliant – I love it! Thanks!

  8. Once again, you’ve managed to make my jaw drop in AWE of your AWESOMENESS!!!

  9. So cute! =)

  10. AWESOME!!!! I love it!

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