Welcome to another exciting blog hop, this month we are going to be focusing on the Thumping Technique. This is a nice and easy technique to do and a fabulous way to add more than one colour to your stamp.
I decided to use the Vertical Greetings stamp set because it is perfect for this type of technique and having the greeting included in this set is an added bonus. I started by inking up the topiary bush stamp using Pear Pizzazz ink and then did the thumping technique on top using multiple coloured markers (Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Always Artichoke & Early Espresso). I then coloured the trunk in using the Early Espresso marker and the pot using the Cajun Craze marker. I stamped the saying, ripped and roughened up the edge and then adhered to the card front. I rounded two of the corners using the corner rounder punch and then adhered to the base card.
Now for the stepped up version which is not a lot harder to do. I stamped the topiary bushes on a scrap piece of card (repeating the same thumping technique as above). To create a little dimension to the card I cut the little bushes out and adhered them using a dimensional. I made a little bow using linen thread and adhered to the pot using a glue dot.
To add a little sparkle I painted some clear wink of stella onto the topiary bushes.
For some more inspiration make sure you pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and check out their fabulous card ideas, you can do this by clicking on the next button below. Let’s start by looking at the gorgeous card Leonie Schroder has come up with this month.
Just in case you get lost along the way here is a list of all the ladies taking part with this Month’s Techniques 101 Blog Hop.
1. France Martin – USA
2. Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand (you are here)
4. Leonie Schroder – Australia
5. Carmen Sahadat-Morris – Netherlands
6. Heike Vass – Germany
7. Michelle Last – UK