Sunday, October 11, 2009

CAS 36 - Technique Challenge

This week's Clean and Simple challenge on Splitcoast is a technique challenge: to use "thumping" on your card. I have to admit that this is not a technique that I have used very often, so it was kind of fun to play around with it. I think this technique works best with tree and leaf images and this is the perfect time of year to recreate nature's beauty, which is what I tried to do with this card.

I used my Trendy Trees set, stamping the tree trunk first and then I inked up the tree top with my Crushed Curry stamp pad and thumped the stamp with my Old Olive and Ruby Red markers. I really like these colors together - they are rich, warm and inviting.

I also embossed the background of my card front with my SU! Perfect Details Texturz Plate. It's kind of hard to see in the picture, so here's a close-up for you:

I finished the card off with a Playground Designer Button in Old Olive and I stamped the sentiment (from Teeny Tiny Wishes) in Soft Suede.
Want to play along? You can learn more about the thumping technique here and you can find out more about this week's CAS challenge by visiting the challenge forum. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Trendy Trees, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Ruby Red, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Ruby Red
Accessories: Curly Label punch, Matchbox die, Big Shot, Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Playground Designer Button, hemp twine

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