Lovely as a Tree

By | August 4, 2011

Hi Stampers

Before I get into today's post, I would like to introduce you to our newest member of the family – DD.

IMG_1441 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! DSC08777
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.  Lovely-as-a-Tree copy
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.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  • Stamp Set:  Lovely as a Tree (115026)
  • Paper:  Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650), Confetti Cream Card Stock (102835), Old Olive Card Stock (100702), Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (122367)
  • Accessories:  Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker (100079), Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker (100071), Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker (105113), Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (123128), Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439)


4 thoughts on “Lovely as a Tree

  1. lisa808

    Welcome DD! I’m so glad you were there at the right moment to give her a good home. Looks like little Rachel has a new best friend. Love how your ‘thumped’ tree looks.

  2. angela

    Hi Rachel, the new member of the fam looks like she fits right in. She was so lucky to have crossed your path. On to your card, I love the color’s you used and it’s a great image. Good job as always.

  3. Rachel Brumley

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    Thanks AngelaRachel just loves that kitten and won’t leave it alone!
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