If you have some of those stamps that you think would look too over done with coloring but a bit to plain with just plain old stamping, try thumping! It's a great technique to add just a tad bit of color to an image as you stamp. I tried this following a tutorial over at splitcoaststampers from Beate and it's easy as pie! Believe me, if I can thump, so can you! So let's go thumping!
Here are your supplies:
You stamp (Please don't laugh at my very well loved acrylic block with all it's ink on the sides!) I used this beautiful stamp, Pitcher and Basin, from Serendipity Stamps from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design.
An Ink Pad
A marker that's a darker color than your ink
First off, you ink up your stamp with the ink pad.
That's not so hard. So on to step 2 - the thumping!
Now we thump with the marker. Add color wherever you want to. Use the side of the marker to add some darker ink onto the inked image. Please use the side so you don't damage the point of your marker.
After your image is thumped as much as you'd like it, take a deep breath and breath onto your inked stamp and then stamp your image onto the paper.
Isn't this great! I love how it comes out. I thought this looked good, but look at the imaged cut out and framed by my scalloped circle. Doesn't that dark ink just pop off the page? I love it! Here's a close up of it.
This is the beautiful card I made using my pitcher image. I wanted to keep it simple so the pitcher would be the focal point of my card. I'm trying to thing that less is more! But you know me!
Here's another version of the image but in red. I can't decide which I love more!
I'd love to see what you come up with! So get thumping and showing off what you've got!
Pitcher and Basin by Serendipity Stamps, Laura Ashley Connemera Paper from Dovecraft, Bella Baubles, Blue Moon Heart Charm, Ribbon, gold thread, Kaisercraft Pearls.