Wednesday, January 2, 2008


Have you ever thumped? If you haven't, you should!! And that's exactly what I did with this card! Thumping is one of the simplest techniques and it gives such depth to an image.
1. Ink entire image with Cranberry Crisp
2. Color stems with Always Artichoke marker
3. Color center of bloom with Choc. Chip marker
4. Randomly drop (thump) Choc. chip marker over image. I usually glide it along some of the edges too.
5. Spritz the stamp 2-3 times with a fine mist spritzer.
6. Stamp image on selected colored CS

I decided not to use any dp, or bg stamps with this card. I only ink distressed it with Tim Holtz's Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. The top left corner was created by cutting a 7/8" square of river rock, a 1" square of Cranberry Crisp, and a 1 3/16" square of Always Artichoke. I then used a 1" circle punch to make the curved center. I used Tim Holtz's Retractable Craft Pick for the piercing!! It's so cool, because you can make the piercer as long as you want to, and then retract it back inside. Love it!!
Ink, markers stamps and paper are Stampin' Up. The sentiment is by SunSpirit Studio that you can find at

Stamps - Stampin' Up, SunSpirit Studio
Paper - Cranberry Crisp, Always Aritichoke, Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink - Cranberry Crisp, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Accessories - Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick, SU Mat Pack, 1" Circle punch, decorative brad, brads, SU Choc. Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponge, Corner Rounder, SU slot punch, Dimensional Tape, Water Spritzer


Anonymous said...

I just saw this over on SCS...and I literally "gasped"!! THIS is "Classic Tosha" style at it's best!! The corners, the colors...the stamps...and oh my gosh did I mention the colors?? There are amazing details everywhere I look! I love it!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Beautiful, beautiful card. Wow.

Sherry Cheever said...

Beautiful and one of my favorite techniques!

Judy Rozema said...

Gorgeous gorgeous!! Love this design and the technique too! I will have to try that today!

You have been tagged! Check out the end of today's post on my blog!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Tosha! You're up and live! What a gorgeous blog -- can't wait to dig in and read all of your postings, and I'm adding you to my blog roll ASAP! Congratulations, girlie! Hope you're having fun with it!

Tracy said...

This card is sooooo GREAT! Love the layout!

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