The Thumping Technique

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.



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!

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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