Thump and Bump Technique

… at least I think that is what it’s called!

This is a card I made a few weeks ago for my brother-in-law, Greg’s birthday.  I really like Lovely as a Tree stamp set for all sorts of things, but I do think it is particularly suitable for male cards.  I also like using the retired Hodgepodge hardware on male cards, but I guess I will have to be careful just how often I use it otherwise I will run out.  The “thump and bump” technique I referred to is on the left hand side of the base card.  Basically, all you need to do is to take your ink pad or stampin spot and “thump and bump” it straight down onto the cardstock, turning the ink pad at different angles to get the imprint crossing over.  It’s a really easy technique for a quick but effective background.  But if you would like any more details please feel free to contact me.

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, On Your Birthday.

Cardstock: Confetti White, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke.

Inks: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip.

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Marker, Retired Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, Word Window Punch.

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990 – 2009 Stampin’ Up!

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