The more I use the Mountain Air stamp set the more I love it! Today’s card is a birthday card but it would work equally as well as, a dare I say it…… a Christmas card! Ooooo was that a bit too soon???? I normally wait until after Easter before I talk about Christmas.

Before I show you the card, I just wanted to let you know I have updated the host code for this month. It caused a bit of confusion this morning as the old code stops working when I set up a new one, so sorry about that. You will always find the most recent one on my blog, or email me and I’ll send it to you.

Lets have a look at the card.

Mountain Air Birthday Card Stampin' Up! Uk Inspiring Inkin' Amanda Fowler

I used the Thumping Technique to colour and shade the trees, I made a video 5 years ago about it, using a now retired stamp set. In order to get the shading on the tree you repeatedly thump markers over the image. It sounds a bit strange, but take a look at the video as it explains it really well.

For today’s card I inked up the stamp in Pear Pizzazz ink and then used Old Olive, Garden Green and Shaded Spruce markers for the thumping.

Here are all the product links for the Mountain Air Birthday Card. Click on the pictures to go shopping in my online store.


I have almost finished my crocheted blanket, tonight is the night! I will still have to do a border and the pattern for that isn’t released until next Friday 21st. That means I have some time spare……. I might have about 5 new crochet projects just waiting to go, I’ll update you soon.

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