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.

 

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!

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