Learn Thumping Technique using Ink Pads


By Martha Lucia Gomez –

Hello there! In today’s crafting tutorial I want to show you how to make the traditional thumping technique but this time using ink pads and not markers! To make my card, I used the large size of Memento Inks but it can be made with the Memento Drops too or with any other type of ink. This is an easy and fun summer card for any occasion.

Skill Level: Beginner
Time to Complete: 30 Minutes



2022-July-Martha Lucia - Dandelion Card - Step 1
Step 1:

Select the stamp set that you prefer. To make most evident this technique you can use solid stamps. Additionally, pick the colors of ink that you wanted to use. I am using two, Memento Ink Bamboo Leaves and Tangelo. 

2022-July-Martha Lucia - Dandelion Card - Step 2

Step 2:

Ink your stamp with the first color. In my case Memento Bamboo Leaves. 

2022-July-Martha Lucia - Dandelion Card - Step 3

Step 3:

Without stamp the image over the cardstock, ink the stamp partially with the second colors. Keep in mind the parts that you want to look with different shadows.

2022-July-Martha Lucia - Dandelion Card - Step 4

Step 4:

Stamp the image over a piece of cardstock.

TIP: Clean the second ink pad with a dry towel to avoid contamination of the colors.

2022-July-Martha Lucia - Dandelion Card - Step 5

Step 5:

You can repeat the above step if you want to obtain darker colors. Stamp a sentiment using a contrast color to complete your card.


Step 6:

Resize the layer with, paste the sentiment and add the decorative layer over a card base. If you want, you can use your favorite crafty foam to add more dimension to your card.


Art Supplies:


• Memento – Bamboo Leaves and Tangelo

• VersaFine – Onix Black


• 88 and Clear – Clear Stamp Set Kissable Dandelion

• Scrapbook.com – Clear Stamp Set Handmade Essentials

• Joy Clair Designs – White Smooth Cardstock 

• Positional Stamp Tool.

• The Greetery LLC – Crimped Frame Die

• Die Cut Machine

• Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam.

Quick and Easy Projects: Hand Painted Easter Cards using VersaMagic

With Easter coming up you can create quick and easy painted cards, tags and invitations using VersaMagic Dew Drop ink pads as a watercolor. Stamped images are turned into pastel works of art using this amazing ink pad in soft colors. Try your hand at turning these ink pads into paints in a few easy steps.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes



  • Stamps: Joy Clair, AlteNew, PSX
  • Cardstock: Antalis
  •  Rhinestones
  • Wax Crayon
  • Foam Tape

Learn How To Make A Hello Spring Card

by Elina Stromberg

Learn How To Make A Hello Spring Card

Here in Finland, the winters are usually quite long, and when you now look out from the window you still see piles of snow even if it is already March! On a grey late winter day when spring and summer seem to be still quite far away, you can turn your mind already into spring mood: For that, you only need a few stamps, your favorite bright ink colors and some colorful pieces of scrap paper. When you spend a short moment stamping, cutting, and layering your colorful hand-made elements on a beautiful flower card I’m sure you will soon feel your mood rising. Happy and pleased with your creation you quickly feel that actually spring is just around the corner!

Skill: Beginner/Intermediate
Time: 1.5 hours


Step 1

Mist a piece of watercolor paper with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Dandelion. Let dry. Place a stencil on the colored paper. Use VersaFine Clair in Summertime and a Sponge Dauber to stencil random patterns on the paper. Do not cover the entire area but leave areas unpatterned.

Step 2

Shape a chipboard grid by cutting out some parts with scissors. Color the plain chipboard with a Fabrico Pen in Real Black.

Step 3

Stamp patterns on the yellow stenciled paper, using the same orange ink. Glue the colored chipboard grid on the paper.

Step 4

Stamp flowers and leaves on pieces of colored cardstock. Stamp each flower twice; first on orange paper and then on yellow. Cut out. Layer each flower center on a base flower. Attach using 3-D foam stickers.

Step 5

Glue flowers and leaves on the card front. Write greeting word with foam letter stickers. Mat on dark brown cardstock and attach to card base.


  • Chipboard grid
  • Dutch Doobadoo – Stencil ‘Burlap’
  • Stampin’Up – Stamps ‘Falling Flowers’
  • Wycinanka – ‘Lorem Ipsum’
  • 3-D foam stickers
  • American Crafts – Foam letter stickers
  • Microbeads
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Watercolor paper
  • Cardstock in dark brown, yellow, orange, green
  • White card base