I’m going to share a card I made using the “Thumping” Technique with you today. I used the Simply Soft Hostess Set (wood-122470; clear-122567), which has the outline image stamps and the inside image stamps in it. You want to use the inside image or bold image stamps for this technique.
THUMPING TECHNIQUE DIRECTIONS:
1. Ink your stamp completely with a lighter colored Classic Ink Pad. I used Daffodil Delight.
2. Using the side of the brush tip of a darker colored marker, start tapping or “thumping” on the stamp image to add darker spots or streaks of color. I used my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker.
3. Continue to “thump” the marker on the image until you have added enough spots to create a marbled look or your desired pattern of color. (Use more than one color if desired.) I only used one for this card.
4. Huff on the stamp to re-moisten the ink.
5. Press the stamp on the card stock and hold it down for about 5 seconds. This allows the ink to sink into the paper.
6. If you are using a tw0-step stamp like the one I used, stamp the out line image with a darker, coordinating color ink over your “thumped” image.
7. Allow to dry for a few minutes and adhere it to your card.
I hope you try this technique. It makes a very different stamped image!