Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Autumn Wishes

I placed an order with Gina K last week, and here is my first card using my new stamps. You will be seeing these stamps on my September 2017 calendar page:) I was just a tad behind, but have now finished that page.

I inked up the tree stamp with yellow ink. Then I used four different color markers to finish the tree. I used brown for the trunk and branches. Then I "thumped" with the other three markers to color the tree. I used the coordinating brown ink pad for the sentiment. I doodled the border with the brown marker, also, and matted with matching cardstock.

Edited to add: I have uploaded a short video to YouTube showing how to do "thumping." You can view it here.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!

5 comments:

Debra Stang said...

Love the colors of the tree!

Suzy said...

Not sure I get "thumped". Could you expound? Thanks - love the card!

mrses44 said...

I love this simple, elegant card - and intend to try your doodling 'cause it looks great!

Leslie Miller said...

What a beautiful way to ink up the tree! The shading is perfect!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

You really created a beautiful realistic tree!!! Your doodling was so perfect it looked like a stamped border. Very nice!