Her name is DD for Daylight Donuts! I found her outside Daylight Donuts yesterday. My BFF Jane and I were having donuts and coffee and I noticed this little kitten outside. She would go up to everyone who was either going in or going out and meow and rub up against them. When I was leaving, she did the same thing to me and I picked her up because she looked so pitiful and frighten. I took her home first because I had to meet the Benton County Termite sprayer and didn't have time to go to the animal shelter. She ended up spending the day with us and the rest is history……. She is the cutest thing and is housebroken already so I'm glad I don't have to deal with that. She's already made a friend in Rachel!
Today's card features the Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set and it is for Friday's New Techniques Class. The technique is called "Thumping". Webster's dictionary defines "thumping" as to strike or beat with or as if with something thick or heavy so as to cause a dull sound. But in our world, thumping means to add more color to your image before stamping by tapping a darker colored marker over an inked image.
In this case, I colored the image first with the Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker for the leaves and the Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker for the limbs and trunk on Very Vanilla Card Stock. I then "thumped" Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker randomly over the leaves. Note: Use the side of the Stampin' Write Brush so that you don't ruin your tip!
The pattern paper is Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (check out our 3 for 1 promotion this month). The ribbon is the retired Chocolate Chip 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. The ribbon is retired but you can still get in from the Clearance Rack for less than half its original cost! The button is from the retired Buttons Latte. Base card is Confetti Cream Card Stock which was embossed using the new fabulous Stripes Textured Imressions Embossing Folder.
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