Monday, July 7, 2008

Thumped Fall Leaves!

I wasn't sure if I would be able to get my card for our challenge I do with my goofy CCEE friends this week. My DH has started working on phase 2 of my stamp room revamp, which meant that everything in that cabinet behind me had to be taken out and the cabinet demolished. Of course then I was surrounded with stuff everywhere and also had my DH working to install the new cabinet. I had to work on this in between helping him and if I did need an item (eg the leaves background) .... I had to wait till he went outside to get something so I didn't get in his way.

But I did manage to get it done so I am very happy about that ... and the new cabinet is looking good ... part of it is complete but he needs to work on the other side of the cabinet (it is doublesided).

Ok onto the card. This week our challenge was to create a card using the "Thumping" technique. No you don't punch someone or the card haha! Basically you ink up your stamp with an ink pad and then use other colored markers to thump over the stamp. You can find a tutorial for this technique here.

To create my card I first inked my leaves background stamp with my more mustard ink pad .... I then used green, orange & brown marvy brush markers to thump some color randomly over the background stamp. This was then stamped onto white card, this is a fun and easy technique!

Don't forget you can check out all my CCEE friends cards here on our CCEE Stampers blog. If you want to play along and try this technique don't forget to post a comment on our CCEE stampers blog and to include the keyword CCEEC if you upload your card to SCS.

Stamps: Leaves #2 - Cornish Heritage Farms; Windy Tilda - Magnolia Stamps; Sentiment - CC Rubber Stamps
Paper: White; Chocolate Chip & Pumpkin Pie - SU
Other: Black Ink; Paper Piercing Mat & Tool; Leaf Eyelets; Brown Brads; Photo Corner Punch; Ticket Corner Punch; White Gel Pen; Orange Grosgrain Ribbon; Foam Tape


Whimsey said...

Beautiful; love the leaves and the image; adorable!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your thumping Frances, so so pretty.

Jana Weaver said...

That background is simply amazing! I really love your thumped leaves, the colors are so rich and inviting!! Perfect!!

Diane said...

Gorgeous Frances!!!!

Anonymous said...

this is so stinkin' cute!! love it!

Ritobear said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love the fall colors! I'm ready for cooler weather, that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

This is just gorgeous!!! Your coloring is fabulous! I'll have to try this technique - it looks like fun! TFS

Denise Clark said...

What a wonderful Fall feeling card! Love the colors, the paper piercing, the leaf eyelets and the layout. The image is adorable too!

Great card!


Julia Aston said...

what a great fall card! love the leaf thumped bg! and wonderful Tilda - love the colors on this!