Kiss Your Mate Day

Today is the day to share cards created for the Challenge Your Stash Group at Split Coast Stampers. The challenge is to make a card showing a kissing couple, a couple in love, or love for a pet. I made two cards using the same technique.

Lawn Fawn Love you Tons!
TSOL Seahorses

For each of these cards I used the mirror image so they faced each other. I tend to use this technique every year for our anniversary. That is quickly approaching in about 3 weeks, so this challenge was perfect timing for me.

The elephants are from a new set from Lawn Fawn called elphie selfie flip flop with matching dies. I learned I was able to die cut the reverse, but flipping my cardstock over. I colored the elephants first with alcohol markers, so it bled through and I could easily see where to mount the die. I used dotted paper from My Favorite Things for the scene. This card will be posted to the monthly MISTI Monday challenge at SCS.

The seahorses are from a limited edition stamp set from The Stamps of Life. For these images, I die cut first then stamped the reverse image. I use a stamp called Mirror Image, where I stamp the image on the stamp then use that stamp to place it on my paper. Sometimes it is quite light, so I have to trace with a black marker. The background was made using alcohol inks on vellum cardstock. Basically you scribble with the marker then brush or dot rubbing alcohol all over the ink to create the blended background. I use 99% alcohol as the paper stays flatter. I saw this on a SU Demo video. It is fun to create and every background is different.

I am adding these cards to the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for looking at my cards for this month’s challenge. I like both so am not sure which will go to my husband. We will be celebrating our 30th anniversary.

15 thoughts on “Kiss Your Mate Day

      1. Thank you, Diana. Both were fun to create. Yes, 30 years seems so short but so long. I know too many people whose marriages do not last very long.

    1. Thank you! I know many people who have been married multiple times and many are short. Being a child of a divorced marriage, each year is a milestone.

    1. Thank You, Gayle. I have fun with this technique and totally forget about it. I usually like the results. As I just told Gerry, being a child with divorced parents, so any year is a milestone especially with the same person. My mother’s second marriage was 30+ years and theirs was till death do us part.

  1. These are both sweet cards! Love that you are doing mirroring and thanks for the tip on how to cut it out from the back using the bleed through ink. I’m definitely going to try that.

    1. Thanks! I just happened to figure out the bleed through and cutting from the back. It worked great, and I will do it again.

  2. These are both so cute! Love your alcohol ink background. Great job creating the mirrored image of the sea horse. And great idea to color your elephant with alcohol ink to use the bleed through for cutting the back. And congrats on 30 years!! 🙂

    1. Thanks! I tend to use the mirror image usually for an anniversary card then totally forget about it. The bleed through worked great! I hadn’t thought of that, so I was glad I used a thinner paper so it did bleed through. Yes, we are reaching 30 years! Still can’t believe it at times, as it really doesn’t seem like that many years.

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