Saturday, 6 July 2013

Betsy's Birthday Blossom FMS93

I have been wanting to use the Thumping Technique again, ever since I had such fun back in May with this creation, even though I was calling it bouncing back then! Bouncing sounds so much friendlier!

This time I've used the large bloom from Betsy's Blossoms and inked it up with Crushed Curry. What a hot shade of yellow this is! Teamed with Crumb Cake, the Crushed Curry really does take centre stage.


After the main image is inked up, you pick up some Stampin' Markers (Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango and Lucky Limeade were my choices) and you thump them over the surface of the stamp.  I see that I appear to have been a bit light-handed with mine, maybe its because I'm bouncing not thumping - Oh dear!
I did some background stamping with some little leaves from a Sale-a-bration set (retired) and all of a sudden this card speaks to me of Autumn. Well, we are experiencing some very windy Winter days in Melbourne, so that might have been the inspiration!
The SU linen thread adds a nice 'earthy' touch to the card, as does the Naturals button.
Happy Birthday is from Sketched Birthday, a new set I received free at Stampin' Up! South Pacific Convention last May, but only mounted and inked up yesterday. I love the border surrounding the greeting, and of course, this is another stamp that can be cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits.
 The sketch by Allisa at Freshly Made Sketches is a great one for showcasing any image or technique, there's still time for you to have a go.

I stayed bunkered down yesterday, but I'll have to venture out today for a few supplies, so best I get on with that now.
Have a great weekend,
Rachel
Postscript: I made another card a few days after with more definite thumping! Which do you prefer?

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3 comments:

  1. Great card! And this button looks fantastic on it:)

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  2. Beautiful Rachel! I am intrigued by the thumping technique - I need to look into this! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  3. I love that technique. Love the curry and crumb cake together! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

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It is lovely to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel