Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Let's Rock 'n Roll!

I made this card for my dear friend, Carolina, whose grandfather passed away on Saturday.


I used the "Rock and Roll" technique.
It's a technique I use all the time. It's so quick and easy to do. All you need are at least two colors to work with.

Always remember to work with your light colored ink pad first!
You do NOT want to get dark ink stains on your light ink pads!

I will show you how I made the flower in the front with the word "heart" on it.

Stamp set: Holidays & Wishes
Ink pads: Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate
Punch: 1-1/4" Circle Punch
Accessories: Sponge Dauber

I am just inking up the word "heart" so I bring the word up to the edge of the lightest colored ink pad (Groovy Guava) and ink it up.


Then I carefully rock the edge top, side, and bottom of the word in the darker colored ink pad (Purely Pomegranate).


Stamp to see the pretty two-toned image you get with this simple technique.


For the flower, I used three colors.

Stamp set: So Many Scallops (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink Pads: So Saffron, Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate
Punch: Scallop Circle Punch

Ink the stamp in the lightest color (So Saffron).


I found that when you "huff" on the stamp when doing this technique, the lighter color tends to pop more. You can see a difference on the rubber before and after I "huffed" on it.


Here's how I "rock 'n roll" in Groovy Guava:


Here I "rock 'n roll" in Purely Pomegranate:


A bit hard to see the So Saffron, but it is definitely there!


Punch out the flower and the word.


Sponge the edges with the sponge dauber to give the punched edges some dimension.


Happy Stampin'!


StinkerbellSteph said...

Just gorgeous! I'm sure it brought Carolina a lot of comfort.

Toni said...

Really great card. I'm looking forward to trying that 'huffing' technique tonight ... gonna tell my Double BB "'Scuse me, Luv, off to huff!'" I love you sharing all these cool techniques!

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful card and great tutorial :)

Carla said...

I love this technique, and you do it beautifully!! I don't know how on earth you find the time to keep doing these awesome tuts! Does someone help you with pics? I can't even imagine trying to get all this done. Why don't you come to my house and get my life in order!!;)

Anonymous said...

Wow! This card is wonderful! She will surely appreciate this for a long time to come.

Veronica said...

Wow, Can I rock and roll at your house. This is awesome.

Carolina said...

You beat me to it...well no matter I'll be posting it on my blog as well and direct people to your amazing tutorial! Hope you and the familia are having a blast in Disneyland!

Love & Hugs!!!

Jenn said...

I love this technique!!! :D