Kissing with a Twist

by Beate Johns

This basic technique adds texture to solid stamps.


  • Solid image stamp

  • Two coordinating colors of dye ink

  • Cardstock

  • Small stamp

  • Darker color ink marker (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Ink a solid stamp with the lightest color ink.

  2. Step 2

    Ink a small stamp with the darkest color ink.

  3. Step 3

    Stamp the small stamp on the solid image. Before lifting, twist the image on the solid stamp.

  4. Repeat if neccessary.

  5. Step 4

    Stamp solid image on cardstock.

  6. Step 5

    Finish your card.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Kissing with a Twist. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

I love these tutorials you make available to us! But I was wondering if I would be allowed to share with my SU Customers by posting the links to my Blog? I did have a few from before but I just want to make sure it's permitted?
Joanne  |  Wed Jul 23, 2008 at 11:16 AM
Great tutorial I shall have to try this out.
janette deans  |  Wed Jul 22, 2020 at 4:13 AM
Curious why the pictures are different from the video. Hmm.
selizabethy  |  Wed Jul 22, 2020 at 5:18 AM
This tutorial originally published in 2008 without a video! We're adding the video for our visual learners, and wanted to honor the original author by preserving her content too. Thanks for watching!
dina  |  Wed Jul 22, 2020 at 5:43 AM
What a fun twist on this technique!! smile
jheyer  |  Wed Jul 22, 2020 at 8:43 AM
Glad you are honoring Beate's original. Whatever happened to Beate Johns?
jnsyr  |  Wed Jul 22, 2020 at 8:59 AM
I too was a bit confused by differing images and also wondered why the author didn't use the lifted images to make another background? She could have made a nice background using the stamp-offs. I like the images used over the top of the background created -where did they come from please?
janetannc  |  Wed Jul 22, 2020 at 9:06 AM
janetannc that's a great idea! I thought of it later (of course!) and was also racing a dying camera battery. wink Card info is in the gallery entries and also posted with the samples in the video.
dina  |  Wed Jul 22, 2020 at 9:31 AM
Love this technique which I haven't done in a long time! Great update with the twist & getting 3 inkings because of using DO--thanks!
gg nurse  |  Wed Jul 22, 2020 at 9:38 AM
BEAUTIFULLY DONE, Dina! ANOTHER STAMP to add to my I.O. List! LOL A SUPER JOB!!!! & THANK YOU!!! wink<3
TLady  |  Wed Jul 22, 2020 at 9:53 AM
Wonderful teaching, Dina. Really enjoyed this video!

Thank you!
shirlb19  |  Mon Jul 27, 2020 at 7:17 PM

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