This is not a real strong sample of "thumping", but I loved the way the image turned out. The tree is from the Stampin' Up set called "Lovely As A Tree". I used SU markers in crushed curry and close to cocoa to ink the stamp. I added additional color with the tangerine tango marker using the thumping technique. Next I added more color with a finger sponge and Memento Tangelo ink around the edges. I colored the trunk and ground with colored pencils. Finally, after cutting and embossing the image with Spellbinder dies, I sponged on just a little bit of Memento Sky Blue ink before removing die. The card base is a piece of Close to Cocoa card stock and the remaining papers were found in my scrap box. Here is a link to the "Thumping Technique".