Birthday, Cards, Technique

Vertical Birthday

Have you ever looked at a magazine and something just jumped out at you?  Well this happened to me when I was looking at the Annual Catalog for the first time and this stamp set is very appealing to the eye!  I love the adorable topiary trees and the vertical sentiments.  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 topiary tree, I used Pear Pizzazz as the base color and then took markers (Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Early Espresso) to either color in the container/trunk/branches and thump.  I also punched out small hearts with the Confetti Hearts Border Punch and adhered them with the Fin-Tip Glue Pen.  I love how it turned out!



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