Thursday, 5 February 2015

Large Square Double Display Wedding Card– and Kissing with a Twist!

Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, Groovy Love, Valentine 015

Staying on my Groovy Love projects for now…. here is a card that combines a number of my current favourite products and techniques… so you will get to see more of these products/techniques over the coming weeks!

(1) Large Square Double Display card…. Say no more! Link to the 12”cardstock tutorials here. Imperial version . Metric version.
But wait… I used A4 card as I had run out of 12x12 in Sahara Sand… yes I worked out a new version to suit our A4 card……

(2) Something Lacy background stamp set… beautiful!

(3) Something Borrowed embellishments. Just gorgeous… a  real WOW to any project…

(4) Something Borrowed papers – right up my colour street!

(5) Sahara Sand, Whisper White and Lost Lagoon colour combination – yum!

And last but very definitely not least….

(6)   THE KISSING TECHNIQUE…. This was one of the first techniques I learnt when I signed up with Stampin’ Up! nearly 7 years ago! And I am happy to bring it back to my crafting space…. and I am surprised at how many people didn’t know about it….so I would like to introduce it or bring it back to yours too!!

See the &heart image in the centre… that is a perfect solid stamp for the technique – coupled with the beautiful Something Lacy stamp set… If you don’t know about the Kissing Technique – just go here for a simple explanation.

But I added a simple twist…. just highlighting some flowers in white with my trusty gel pen and colouring in the leaves with a Lost Lagoon marker pen. Suddenly it all pops…. so what shall I call it….. Kiss & Pop Technique? Highlighted Kissing Technique? Kolour Kiss? Any other suggestions welcome…

View from the Top

Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, Groovy Love, Valentine 016

Closed Front View

Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, Groovy Love, Valentine 017


Stampin᾿ Up! Supplies

Table built by


  1. Gorgeous! I think we need the A4 tutorial! x

    1. Thank you Julie... Glad you like! A4 tutorial on my ever growing list funnily enough....!

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my take on your double display card - I'm loving all your variations on it, and I think it's become my new favourite fold! It looks so much more complicated than it really is. I've added your blog to my Bloglovin feed so I never miss a post

  3. Very Beautiful and inspiring card.
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much Pooja.....hope you get to try a Square Double Display card for yourself... Most people have found it easier than it looks!

  4. Shall have to give this kissing technique another go - it's years since I tried this last - better not let Barry see this or he'll wonder what on earth I mean!!

    1. Careful Kate!
      And more kissing coming on The Craft Spa very soon....

  5. Hi
    Can you show me how to do it in a4 please

    1. Just spotted your comment Chelle.... And by chance... the step by step tutorial for the Large Square Double Display card from A4 card has just been published... See Friday 21 Oct 2016 post....


Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa

I hope that you enjoyed this project.

Please use the current Stampin Rewards Host Code (shown at the top right hand side of this blog) when ordering through my on-line store to earn yourself an extra gift for SU! orders over £20 (excluding P&P)

Though if your SU! order is over £150 - then please don't use this code! Please claim your own Stampin' Rewards instead... You will still get a gift from me...!

Any such gifts are from me personally and will be posted separately to your Stampin' Up! order... so PLEASE do NOT select NO CONTACT when checking out... as I then do not know who - or where- you are ...