Paisley Prints in the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini Catalog was one of the stamp sets we received in our Convention bags this year.  I took one of the projects that we created at convention and made a few modifications to it and I have been using it in my card classes this month.

I used a technique on the leaves called “Thumping”.  At least that is what I call it – perhaps it has other names as well.  For my card we stamped the leaf several times with this technique – once on the Whisper White piece on the card, two more times on scratch Whisper White and cut those out, once on the envelope and I even stamped one on the inside of the card.

To do the Thumping technique on these leaves first ink up the leaf image using Pumpkin Pie ink.  Now use your Stampin’ Write Markers – the fat tip end – I used three colors – Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango and Early Expresso – take the marker and thump it on the inked image randomly.  Repeat with each of the markers.  Then stamp your image on your card stock.  You get a multi-colored looking image.  This set really works well with this technique.

For my card the base is Old Olive and the bottom was wheeled with the new Paisley wheel that matches the stamp set.  Then the white piece has the stamped leaf and the greeting on it.  Use a strip of Pumpkin Pie cards stock and add texture with the Big Shot and the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  Put that under the white piece.

For the two cut out leaves – I tied the stems together with a piece of Linen Thread.  Then I spread them apart a little bit and attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the stamped leaf.  The hardest part with this card is just cutting out the leaves – otherwise it is easy as can be – you just can’t do the thumping wrong and every leaf comes out unique.

And it is now time to start Monika’s Blog Bingo – Round 3!  Let’s get started……

It’s BINGO TIME!  We are playing Round 3 of Monika’s Blog Bingo.  I’m currently taking names for Round 5.   See this POST for more details on how to join, how to play and the Round 1 and 2 winners.

Here is piece #1 –the word CREATE  from the Charming stamp set (stamped in Peach Parfait).

Thanks for playing along!