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Kiss Cut Poppies

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Designer Shona here to share with you a new SNS Technique – the Kiss Cut!

Kiss Cut Poppies

This card uses the Sizzix Inksheets Transfer pad for the way it was planned but mainly for the Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Kiss Cut technique using Tear-ific Tape and glitters. This is how it works:

Apply a piece of 2 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape to a piece of white cardstock and then using the die cut (I’m using Memory Box Dainty Poppies here)  run it through the embossing machine using the sandwich that Demo Donna does in the video. This way the machine will just cut through the protective backing of the Tear-ific Tape(which is what you want) and not cut completely through the cardstock too.

Kiss Cut Poppies

Using an exacto knife or other piercing tool, remove the outline first. It’s best to work from the darkest colored glitters through the lightest ones – so as not to contaminate the lighter shades. So I started with Gypsy Red (for the flowers), followed by Luau Green (for the stems) and then Orange Tiger and Daisy (for the petals).

Kiss Cut Poppies

Remove the background protective layer and apply Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter to the entire background. Your piece is then ready to be die cut. I used Spellbinder’s Mega Oval die.

Now on to the background. So this is what the Transfer Inksheets was initially purposed for, but who doesn’t like tools that are “ambidextrous”! So place the gold Sizzix Ink Sheet (shiny side up) on top of the black cardstock. Run through your machine as indicated.  I did this process a few times to get the effect I was going for to get my background. It’s a great way to get use from your dies other than just cutting. Looks like a stamp – but it is from a die! Very cool.

Kiss Cut Poppies

Using the same die as the focal image, I used the same die as a “stamp” with the gold Ink sheet on the black background. Once I had “stamped” it five times, I then attached the poppy oval to the card front and tied a yellow bow around the bottom of the cardstock.

Kiss Cut Poppies

The card base was distressed with Versamark and then Gold Detail embossing powder before the card front was layered to it. Hope you’ve enjoyed your visit here today! While you’re waiting on the turkey to cook or “settle” down – take a quick run to your stamping room and give this a try.

Big hugs,



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