Rock and Roll Technique: Create a two-toned image using ink pads and a solid imaged stamp. This is another one of those simple techniques that does not require a lot of supplies to create a great look. Just ink up a stamp with the lighter colored ink, then ink only the edges of the stamp again, by doing a rolling motion, in a darker colored ink. You can also use a marker around the outside edge to create the same look. * Just remember to start with the lighter ink first to avoid getting the dark ink on your light ink pad.
This card uses the Betsy’s Blossoms stamp set (p.72). Some DSP from Floral District (p.163), Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon (p.172), and the Labels Collection Framelits and the Large Scallop Edgelit (p.190-191). The color combo is Raspberry Ripple, Daffodil Delight (with More Mustard rolled on the edges), and Old Olive.
This card has lots of interesting pieces. The color combo is Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze, Elegant Eggplant. I used the new Lacey & Lovely stamp set (p.99) and inked the larger doily in Summer Starfruit and rolled in Elegant Eggplant. The smaller doily is inked in Baja Breeze and rolled again in Elegant Eggplant. I added a delicate doily cut using the Delicate Doily Sizzlits (p.191) and a large oval accent cut using the Oval Accent Bigz Clear die (p.192). The embossing was done with the Fancy Fan folder and the Delicate Designs folder (p.188-189). The edge was cut using the Large Scallop Edgelit (p.190).
The last card is one that is CASED from the fabulous Mary Fish (click HERE to see her inspirational card). I used her card layout and just altered a little by changing the colors to Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and Vanilla. I used Tangerine Tango ink and rolled the Early Espresso ink onto the edges of this stamp from the Day of Gratitude stamp set (p.27). I used her nifty idea of cutting the Tangerine Tango card stock with the Top Note die twice (once as you normally would and then turn that Top Note shape 90 degrees and run it through again to cut this interesting square shape). I embossed the Early Espresso piece with the new Argyle folder (p.189), added a Antique Brad (p.174), and a couple Early Espresso buttons from the Neutral buttons (p.176) tied with linen thread. Finally, I cut a banner for the words using the Bitty Banner Framelits (p.191).
That’s it for this week’s Technique Tuesday! I hope you put a little Rock and Roll in your stamping!