Wednesday, June 24, 2009


One of my favorite stamp sets is "Thoughts & Prayers." It is so versatile - you can make something very girly, very masculine or something gender-neutral. I love when a stamp set offers so many options!

To create the multi-colored tree, I inked the stamp with Crushed Curry. Then using markers, I colored the trunk and branches with Soft Suede and then "thumped" on the image with Dusty Durango, creating a random mix of leaf colors. The fun part of thumping is that you create a unique image each and every time! I distressed the edges with the cutter kit and then sponged over the edges to give them a little more depth. I wanted something more masculine than ribbon, so I opted for a few loops of hemp twine instead.

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Accessories: hemp twine, cutter kit, sponges


Unknown said...

It is Gorgeous! Dusty Durango is beautiful. TFS.

Butternutsage said...

oh this is so beautiful, I love the feel of fall here in your card.

If you have time stop by my blog, it is my blogaversary and I am giving away a brand new set of Stampin' up Markers....I don't know about yours but mine are shop worn and a new set is like getting a new box of crayons!!!

Kathy W said...

I am so copying this! wonderful colors and fun technique

Jana O'Brien said...

Love the thumping to make the coloring on the leaves more natural!

Unknown said...

very nice )))

Stamp and Smile said...

Hi Marilyn... Long time! I'm poppin' in for a visit and LOVE the super eye candy... the new catty has you inspired! (Me too!)

Fantastic masculine card!! In my FAV's it goes and you are right this set can be used in many ways! :)


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