Hello there and welcome back for the Stamp It Group’s blog hop ~ Man Appreciation! You should have arrived here from the wonderful Siara Acdal’s blog. If not and I’m your first stop- no worries! Simply use the back/next buttons at the bottom of this post to navigate your way around the hop.
To celebrate Father’s Day tomorrow, I used two of my favorite things, (1) stamp set of all-time and (2) technique. The Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set is my go-to set when making masculine cards. I used the Thumping Technique, or as I like to refer to it as the “spanking technique”! Very simple to do actually. First you ink up your stamp with a lighter color ink pad, then take a darker colored marker and start tapping or “thumping” on the image to add darker spots. Continue to “thump” the marker on the image until you added enough spots to create a marbled look. Huff (breathe heavily) on the stamp to re-moisten the inked image. Final step is to stamp on the cardstock. How simple is that.
*TIP: Tap with the side of the marker to protect the tip of the marker from damage.
For the tree, I used Pear Pizzazz as the base color and then took markers (Garden Green and Early Espresso) to either color in the trunk/branches and thump. I love how it turned out!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will continue the rest of the way around our hop! Up next is the fabulous Kim Quade! I know she has something great in store for you all today!
Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project: