Saturday, July 14, 2012

Convention 2012 Swap - Thanksgiving

My first convention swap tutorial!  This is for a Holiday Swap.  I chose Thanksgiving, mostly because I love the Thumping Technique and it it BEAUTIFUL in fall colors!

First we will use the Thumping Technique to ink our tree from Lovely As A Tree.  I am using More Mustard, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, and Early Espresso Markers.  First I color in all the leaves part with the More Mustard.  Then with the Old Olive, turn the wide end of the marker sideways and just tap it down on the leaves.  I tap it around randomly.  Be sure not to color but to just tap.  Repeat with the Cherry Cobbler and the Early Espresso.  Also use the Early Espresso to color in the trunk of the tree.  Then stamp it on your Whisper White cardstock.  The colors give the effect of the leaves changing.  You should clean your stamp between each reapplication otherwise your colors will be very muddy and you will loss the effect.  No matter what colors you use, always start with the lightest color and work to the darkest color.

Here you can kind of see where the Old Olive is after Thumping that color.

I then used the same inks and a Sponge Dauber to sponge the edges of the tree and the Happy Thanksgiving after you stamp it and punch it out with the Large Oval Punch. I again started with the lightest color and went in order to the darkest color sponging randomly until the edges were covered with all four colors.

It is hard to see from my pictures but I stamped the leaf from the Lovely As A Tree set in Early Espresso on the Early Espresso base card to create a background.

To finish the card, layer the tree cardstock and adhere to the card.  Layer the Oval saying on the Cherry Cobbler punched out with the Modern Label Punch and then adhere to the card with Dimensionals.

Stamp Set(s) - Lovely As A Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock - Early Espresso, Old Olive, More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, More Mustard, Early Espresso
Accessories - Dimensionals, Large Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch, Sponge Daubers

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