Kissing with a Stencil

pinkhugskissesheartsthumbnailOh my! That sounds a little strange :0)  Don’t get too worried, it is not as weird as you might think (ha, ha). It is a simple stamping technique used to add texture and interest to a plain image.  It is a three step process:

Step 1: Ink up a plain, solid stamp. I used a heart shaped stamp by Hero Arts.

Step 2: Stamp it on a stencil that is a pattern. I used a Kaisercraft stencil.

Step 3: Stamp onto another piece of paper to see the beautiful texture created by the stencil.

Watch the video of the process below:


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Speedball Brayer at for less

Hero Arts D2657 Small Solid Heart Rubber Stamp (unavailable -see the two alternatives beneath this)

Heart Stamp approx. 2X2

Heart Stamp 2X2

Kaiser 12X12 Love Stencil:

Square Dies:

Tonic Studios Mirror Cardstock:

Happy Mother’s Day!

May your day be full of wonderfully good things! To celebrate, I have created a spiral rose patterned paper for you! It is a png file format, which means that it has a transparent background. You can print it as is or you can add some color behind it by using a word processing program such as Microsoft Word or a digital illustrating software such as Inkscape (free software at, Adobe Illustrator,  or CorelDRAW. Just put a colored rectangle behind the patterned image if you’d like it to print out with a colored background. Check out my YouTube video on how to do this. To get this file, just click on the image below and choose “save image as” to save it to your computer. Enjoy!