Friday, March 21, 2008

Tree thumping

This was one of the cards we stamped at my Marker Techniques 102 class. I used this card to illustrate the thumping technique. The technique works particularly well with images that are detailed and are intended to be multi-colored, like flowers and leaves. My particular favorite stamp set for this technique is, of course, Lovely as a Tree.

I really like the away this card turned out. The interplay of the different greens makes it nice for spring and the combination of Oak tree image and argyle motif on the designer paper makes it a nice card for a guy. In fact, at class most of the students chose to make this into a masculine birthday card (we can ever have enough of those, right?).

Here's the card recipe:

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Sincere Salutations

Ink: Certainly celery and chocolate chip classic ink pads, chocolate chip, old olive and always artichoke stampin' write markers

Paper: certainly celery, chocolate chip, always artichoke, whisper white, old olive prints double sided designer paper

Accessories: ticket corner punch, earth elements brads.


Tai said...


I love this card and I might have to case this card for an upcoming event.

Thanks for sharing

Diane said...

Oh this is so lovely! Great technique!

Melz Spot in the Sun said...

Hi Diane,
Love your blog! This card/technique are beautiful, would you mind telling us how it's done? I'd sure appreciate it.