How-To Video: Smooching Technique + Lots of Kissing


I was the host on the Hero Arts blog a couple weeks ago. In case you missed it, I thought I would share it all here.

All of the cards focused on the "kissing" technique. For the video, I shared a twist on the "kissing" technique that I found by accident… and I called it "smooching."

021411 Shift Kiss Jen McGuire
(For supplies on this card, click HERE.)

And then I did a good ol' fashioned kissed background…

021211 Kissing Flower JenMcGuire
And to spice up that little flower, I added Glossy Accents for highlighting…

021211 Kissing Flower JenMcGuire 2
(For supplies on this card, click HERE.)

 Then finally a couple kissed super simple ones…

021211 Kissing JenMcGuire

(For supplies on this card, click HERE.)

Many have asked what my favorite inks are for kissing. For the light ink I like to use Hero Arts Shadow Inks and for the dark I like to use Distress Inks. For kissing with one ink (where you kiss an uninked stamp), I like to use Hero Hues Chalk Inks.

I love how you can create unique "how-did-they-do-that" cards with the kissing technique. Stamping rocks.




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32 thoughts on “How-To Video: Smooching Technique + Lots of Kissing”

  1. thanks for the tut once again…luv luv how u make it look so easy! they r great cards! Did Collin’s crush call yet? LOL

  2. Such wonderful examples of the kissing and smooching techniques Jennifer… you make it look so easy….

  3. Adorable kissing cards Jennifer! I seriously need to do more kissing. (Don’t we all?! Hehe!) Thanks for the inspiration, Ruth S

  4. I’m with you…stamping rocks!! Fab cards and I love the kissing tech…gotta try and do it more…

  5. Great video. You have a nice voice, well suited to doing videos. Not to high and squeaky. Great technique. Thanks for sharing. If you haven’t already, you should make a technique CD to sell.

  6. Glad I stopped by… love this technique and will defintely try it. I usually purchase stamps that have alot of sentiments and now I will have a ton of new sentiments by combining them. A use of different types of fonts together is so cool and no one but me will know they came from different sets! A great way to stretch my dollars. Tks!

  7. I can’t seem to get the link to work to buy the stamps you used in the video… Do you have another link?
    Love it!

  8. I am so so sooo glad you posted this vid! Cutting up the sentiments is just brilliant! I’m always chicken :S
    Love the smooching technique, Definately need to “build up” my background stamps 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

    Sandra P

  9. The chalk inks are vibrant. I have a different set of chalk inks that I want to try today with this technique. Thanks for sharing it.

  10. What a great technique! Some times the best ones are the ones you happen on by accident. I can’t wait to try this one on the weekend. Love all of your cards – your style is just so beautiful. Glad you showed the tip on cutting up the sentiments – I never thought of doing that before, but I will now. Thank you for the great video.

  11. I saw these on Hero Arts but thanks for sharing them again…they are fabulous!! The “smoothing” is a great technique and the name is adorable! Beautiful cards!!!!

  12. Love the technique Jen. And so thankful you’ve validated me cutting up my stamps…no longer should I need to defend myself to my purist inky buddies who gasp when I pull out my scissors!! Heeeee. xx

  13. Love this technique. Definitely going to try it. I love the stamp on the Valentines Day Card. One of my favs. Love the look of the Chalk Inks. Thanks

  14. This is the very first time I have sat down and watched a video. What a treat!!!! Thanks so much, it was wonderful!!! It is so exciting to think of all the things I can do with my clear acrylic sentiments knowing I can cut them apart and make my own ‘designer’ sentiments!!! And the smooching is very cool! It really helped me feel confident enough to do it when you showed it with the clear block and stamp! Thanks again!!!

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