10.09.2012

Technique Challenge #2: Thumping

Our Technique Challenge this week is Thumping.  You can see a tutorial here but it's a really easy way to use an ink pad and a darker colored marker to achieve a two-toned image when you stamp!

My first card is 3x3 inches.  I started with a Perfect Plum card base which I spritz with a little rubbing alcohol mixed with Shimmer paint.  So the card base is a tiny bit sparkly!  I love this effect!  The scalloped circle was punched from a paper in the Summer Smooches DSP pack.  I then added a Night of Navy circle on top.
 
The butterfly is where I used the thumping technique.  I used the Wisteria Wonder ink pad and then thumped with the Night of Navy marker.  I love how this turned out! 
 
My finishing touches were a little white baker's twine on the top and a few pearls on the lower half o the circle.

My second card was created off of a sketch from Create with Connie and Mary
 
I started this card with a Chocolate Chip card base.  I then stamped and used the thumping technique on the Whisper White cardstock piece with the Wonderfall stamp set.  I cut a few leaves out and popped them up with dimensions.  The banners on the bottom were created with More Mustard cs, Old Olive cs and a piece from the Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP pack.
 
That cute little Brushed Bronze Button tied with Linen Thread finished off the card!
 
If you would like to play along with this technique challenge just go ahead and link up in the comments so I can see your craftiness!  Thanks!

5 comments:

Deb said...

Great fall card! Love the thumping technique on the leaves! Such a great way to get all those fall colors onto the leaves! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Debbie Henderson said...

Both cards are equally great. Super colors on your leaves! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

Lisa said...

Love the fall card for Create with Connie & Mary! Great use of colors onto the leaves. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Connie Babbert said...

Love thumping and never thought to use it on the leaves! Great idea to get the variation of colors in them. Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Jen said...

What a great look to your leaves. I love the random placement too. It seems like leaves blowing around like they do every time I try to rake them! Thanks for joining us at Create With Connie and Mary!