Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thumped Silhouettes

I LOVE Thumping!! Thumping is a fabulous technique to use with silhouettes, so when I received Anna Wight's new Wildflower Silhouette (Whipper Snapper Designs) images, I knew I had to thump. And did I ever thump away. This has got to be the absolute easiest techniques to use. There are no mistakes. All you do is color your image with a water based marker (I used Stampin' Up!), and with a darker color tap around your image randomly. You can even use more than two colors like I did on the Mexican Hat flower. After you have the image inked up to your specification, spritz it a couple of times with an Extrafine Mister (I use Judikins...it's my favorite) and stamp! That's it....so easy. I added a bit of sparkle with Crystal Ultrafine Glitter (Art Institute) and my Quickie glue pen to *amp* it up a bit.

Did you notice the Champagne Silky Crushed Ribbon I used at the edge of the image? LOVE that stuff. It's crinkly and wired, and you can make it into any shape you like!! All the ribbon I used on this project is May Arts, and you can get it at Stamper's Dream. Michelle has a ton of new stuff in her store! It really would be worth your while to go check it out!

I used some of the new Kaisercraft dp called Dancing Jewel, along with Wizard Dark Prismatic cs! I really like the plums that are so popular right now! The images were all stamped onto Neenah Natural White cs.

I also created my little circle medallion by punching out a circle of the dp, matted it with a darker cs, and coated it with 3-D Crystal Lacquer.

Now the photo above is of the front of a card holder I designed to fit 4 cards and their envelopes in two pockets on the inside. It stays closed with Basicgrey Magnetic Snaps. They're the tiniest little things, and you hardly know they're there.

Each card has a thumped silhouette on it, May Arts ribbon, and a different Basicgrey button from the Porcelain collection. Each sentiment is from Anna's Blooming Expressions set. What an awesome collection of sentiments, and with fabulous fonts!! I also framed each flower with different Nestability shapes by Spellbinders: Labels I, Labels II, Curved Rectangles, and the Classic Ovals.

The blue and pink ribbon were crinkled up a bit by gently heating them with my heat tool. If you get the tool too close, or hold it there too long, however, you will burn the ribbon. So take your time...go slow.



Sorry this was such a long post. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Sorry I haven't been posting much lately either. I was in Seattle a little over a week ago for 3 days to watch my son compete in swimming for the college he's attending, and I have to head out of state again tomorrow for 3 days. So I've been busy preparing projects while I'm gone, as I did before. That leaves a hole in between times. Not to mention the fact that I got the flu right before I left on the last trip and ended up with bronchitis. So that's slowed me down a bit. Hopefully I'll be able to be a bit more regular. I have projects scheduled periodically this week, so please check regularly.


Supplies:
Stamps - Wildflower Silhouettes and Blooming Expressions (Anna Wight - Whipper Snapper Designs)
Paper - Dancing Jewel (Kaisercraft), Wizard Dark, Cream (Prismatics), Neenah Natural White
Ink - Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink), Stampin' Up! markers
Accessories - Nestabilities (Labels I, II, Curved Rectangles, Classic Ovals - Spellbinders), Martha Stewart Border Punch, Buttons (Basicgrey), Ribbon (May Arts), Glitter (Art Institute), Quickie Glue Pen, Dimensional Tape, Clear Ep (Judikins), heat tool, Martha Stewart and CarlaCraft flower punches, Pearl (Kaisercraft), Magnetic Snaps (Basicgrey), Circle punch, Scor-Pal

23 comments:

Norine said...

very pretty love that tech and those rich colors
Hugs
Norine

StampOwl said...

these are all wonderful Tosh

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow girl these are gorgeous.

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Oh Tosh...every single one of those is just gorgeous! Love your thumping, beautiful colors and awesome designs. Over the top, for sure!!!

Nancy said...

This set is beautiful! Love the colors, and the different die used for each card. Will have to try thumping, love the effect. TFS!

Silke said...

Each and every card is so gorgeous!!! I love silhouette stamps and you are such an enabler....of to see the site!!!! Hugs ~S~

Amber said...

you did a great job on all these cards the colors on them are just beautiful and rich , great job on the thumping ~ Have a Blessed Day

dpkennedy said...

Your work is truly amazing! My jaw seems to drop everytime I visit! This is no exception...the color injected into these silhouette flowers is gorgeous! The box and amazing note cards are so pretty...who wouldn't love to get this as a gift?! I love the crinkled ribbon! I saw Shelly Kuck do this and I tried it for the first time last night...yeah, it burns if you get too close! Oh well, try try again!

Darlene L said...

I am in love with your projects today. They are just amazing--you knew thumping could look so elegant.

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Wow..... absolutely BEAUTIFUL. You chose fantastic colors for the flowers, and your technique is spot-on! GORGEOUS!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! I love the rich colors of paper with the soft palette of the flowers. Gorgeous in every way!

Melody said...

What a pretty set! Love the colors.

Paula Barin said...

I'm new to stamping... what's thumping? Whatever it is, it's made your card stunning.

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

Dear Thumper - you have mastered the art of thumping like nobody's business. I treasure these photos of your gorgeous cards.

Love, Bambi

CherylQuilts at SCS said...

Oh, my...I just ordered these two sets! Thanks for the inspiration! You are awesome!

dougnat said...

just had to stop by and tell you how fabulous your project is! just goregous!

Kris said...

OHG, these are gorgeous cards. I love checking your blog, Kris

conniecrafter said...

Oh my what a lovely holder, like all the different flowers together, great colors all around, and sweet cards for inside too!

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

Wow, These are some very nice cards!
Great Blog as well!
Thanks for sharing!

Cheers,

Dorothy

Rose Ann said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous set of cards!! I love how you've made the holder, and your thumping turned out so beautiful!!

Barb (GrandmaUpNorth) said...

I love this set and really, really love what you did with it! Your coloring is awesome!

jami {sgtStamper} said...

Gorgeous set!! Love the rich colors and all the different nesties!

Cindy Lawrence said...

WOWEE ZOWEE, girl!!!!!! What a beautiful set! Love the warm colors, pretty lacy borders, nestie layers, and of course your fabulous thumping! You THUMP beautifully...hee hee!

 
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