The Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set sure makes it a bit easier with thoughtful sayings and beautiful images to soothe the soul. We all know that sickness and sorrow are part of everyone’s life, and sometimes it’s hard to know what to say but this stamp set sure makes it perfect for saying just the right thing. I used a cool technique to color the “rolling hills” and the leaves on this card.
For the “rolling hills” I took a piece of scrap cardstock and torn one edge and positioned it on the Very Vanilla piece and sponged Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink, then re-tear the scrap cardstock and place slightly below the Pear Pizzazz Ink and sponge again using Old Olive Classic Ink.
For the tree, I used a technique called “thumping” or what I call “spanking”. Ink up your image with the lightest colored ink pad. 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. Finally, huff (breathe heavily) on the stamp to re-moisten the inked image. Now stamp on the cardstock and finish your project.
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