Big Shot, Blog Hop, Cards, Technique

Stamp It Group’s Blog Hop – Man Appreciation

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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.

 

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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!

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