Sunday, July 6, 2008

July Techniques ~ Thumping

July is Here already!! Wow, this summer is going fast!! With a new month, comes a new set of challenges. I got to choose the challenges for our CCEE group this month, so be looking for different techniques each Monday.Since one of my favorite techniques is Thumping, what better way to start off the month. *grin* Thumping is so easy and it gives your image nice depth. Check out the THUMPING tutorial on SCS. Beate explains it better than I could. If you would like to see what the other girls have done, check out our CCEE Stampers Blog. We'd love to have you participate too. Just make a card using the Thumping technique and post a link in the comment section of our CCEE blog. If you post it on SCS, put CCEEC in the keyword section so we can see what you've done!! Now to the details of the card...I inked up my this gorgeous Penny Black Hibiscus image in More Mustard, and thumped portions of the flower in Really Rust. I colored the leaves with Old Olive and then thumped them with Always Artichoke. To get the best effect, I spritz my image with only two spritzes of water using the Judikins Extra Fine Mist Spritzer. I found that this bottle gives the finest and most even water distribution.I added a touch of sparkle to the flower with Frosted Lace and Copper Stickles. The sentiment is Everyday Whimsy by Wordsworth. I love the font! I added some faux stitching to the corners with a SU Chocolate Chip Marker, and covered my middle panel with this fabulous thread woven ribbon by May Arts. I had never seen it before. My friend Lori sent it to me, and informed me that Michelle at Stamper's Dream should have it in her store soon. I LOVE this stuff. It looks like burlap or even mesh, but it's really soft. All my edges are ink distressed with Ranger's Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, and I slightly distressed the edges with my bone folder. The panels are also each lifted with Scotch Mounting tape. Supplies: Stamps - Hibiscus (Penny Black), Everyday Whimsy (Wordsworth)Paper - 29th Street (My Minds Eye), Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss (Stampin' Up) White (Papertrey)Ink - More Mustard, Really Rust, Old Olive, Always Artichoke (Stampin' Up), Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (Ranger)Accessories - Frosted Lace and Copper Stickles, Judikins Fine Mist Spray Bottle, Brads (Making Memories), Ribbon (May Arts), Nestabilities, Scotch Mounting Tape

6 comments:

StampOwl said...

fun technique Tosh .... I enjoy techniques so this month will be fun for me!

peanutbee said...

Gorgeous, Tosh! That main image is so pretty. Great DP choice and the corner stitching is a wonderful added touch.

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Tosh,this is such a stunner!! When I pulled your card up larger, my heart skipped a beat! That gorgeous sparkle!!!!! I Looooooove it!!!!!

Michelle said...

WOW! Just gorgeous! I love the colors you chose, and the hibiscus is thumped to perfection! :-)

Doris said...

You're encouraging me (and others, I'm sure) to give this technique a try. Love this card!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Wow, this is absolutely beautiful! I have missed so many wonderful creations being on vacation!

 
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