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Thumping
Add spots of color to solid images with this easy technique and supplies you probably already own.
Supplies you'll need for this project
Images © 1990-2008 Stampin' Up!
Ask Beate
Beate Johns answers your technique questions
Q: Laurie asked: "I am thinking about purchasing metallic or Pure Color pencils® [from Stampin' Up!]. What are some techniques that you can do with them?"
A: "Here are some things you can do with them:
1.) Stamp a solid image on dark cardstock with white pigment ink. Let dry. Color over the white stamped image with either of those pencils.
2.) Stamp line image with black ink and let dry. Color your image with either of the pencils and blend the colors with Gamsol (odorless mineral spirits) and blending stumps.
3.) Emboss your image in black on either white or glossy cardstock. Color image in with either pencil (the Pure Color pencils don't color well on glossy, though). Sponge or brayer a darker color over the image, then carefully wipe a paper towel over the image to remove the ink. The pencils will resist the ink and shine through.
4.) Emboss your image in metallic colors on dark cardstock. Color image with metallic pencils or the lighter colors of the pure colored pencils."
Your Comments
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Kathryn has a suggestion for the Dahlia Fold tutorial: "I have found the first folds near the edge of the circle to be the hardest, especially if I'm folding a small circle, but here's a trick. Put the circle on top of a large stamp, rubber side down, and line up the two endpoints of your guide folds right at the sharp edge of the stamp. Push your paper down over the edge and you'll get the fold started in a nice straight line that you can then finish with a bone folder. Of course, you can use any block of wood or table with a nice sharp edge, but my stamps are usually handy!"
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Noteworthy Links
This Week's Hot Topics
Another coloring medium to try
Using watercolors paints in stamping
Storage solutions
Care to share some?
Put some spring in your cards
Favorite color combos
Inspiration in one place
If you forget birthdays
Got ribbon?
Try this technique
Tying up loose ends
What to do when sewing on cards
Weekly Challenges
April 2nd to April 8th
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Stack your ribbon!
Try this color combo: Real Red, Glorious Green and Night of Navy
Use this sketch to make your card.
Incorporate rub-ons into your project.
Limited Supplies: Friday 
[LSC162] Use only white plus one other color on your card.
Be inspired by Boodalee bedding.
Check out Mommylvs2stamp's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by Kristi's work.

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