Posts Tagged ‘Rock N Roll’
Poppin’ Pastels is an OLD technique – and very simple:
- Stamp in Versamark ink
- Swirl a Sponge Dauber in a Stampin’ Pastel color
- Pounce onto the stamped image.
It always used to bother me that the edges of the stamped image ended up a little bit wishy washy. I’m embarrassed to say that when I pulled out my Stampin Pastels (see them online) for this project, they were still sealed! I used to use them all the time, but somehow my new set had at least 2 birthdays before getting opened. (eek!)
But with this NEW twist on Poppin’ Pastels, I think I’m going to be seeing my Pastels much more regularly again. By adding the Rock N Roll technique, I made the edges of the image well-defined and the finished image looks much cleaner. The Tea Shoppe stamp set (see it online) has the perfect stamp for this combo technique, too!
- Use a bold image stamp (not great for line art)
- Ink the stamp first with Versamark, then rock the darker ink around the edges to keep your Versamark pad clean.
- Remember to pounce (not wipe) with your Sponge Dauber to keep the ink from smearing.
- If you don’t get enough color on your image, try mooshing (yes, a technical term) the Dauber more in the Stampin’ Pastel.
A couple other things about this card from my April session of Stamp Club with Meg:
- Yes, that’s a tea bag! The piece of Twitterpated Designer Paper makes a little pocket to hold the bag in place. Use Sticky Strip at the two ends to hold it tight.
- I love the Paper Doily Sizzlit (see it online). It helps to have a few tips on making it work easily.
- It’s easier to stamp on the back side of the Mini Vintage Tags (see them online). I used Staz-On ink here to keep the image from smearing.
Happy Stamping (and tea drinking)!
It’s coming soon… the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog debuts on June 1st. And in order to make room for the new stamp sets (yay!!) they’ll have to retire a good number of the current ones (boo hoo!). Who knows what will retire? Anyone can guess, but the list will come out on April 15th, so watch for it here on my blog.
Have any guesses about what will be going? I’m wondering about Upsy Daisy (see it online). It’s one of my favorite all-time sets, but it’s been around awhile… here’s a Clean & Simple card idea that makes the most of this gorgeous stamp set.
The card is Very Vanilla card stock with a Very Vanilla layer… gotta love Stampin’ Dimensionals to make it stand up! The greeting is from the very versatile Sincere Salutations stamp set (see it online). It’s like a magic stamp set… with two type faces on each greeting, it matches a wide variety of styled stamp sets.
And the technique on the silhouette is a simple Rock N Roll, simple as 1-2-3:
- Just ink the whole stamp in More Mustard first
- Then rock just the edges of the stamp on a Cajun Craze ink pad
- Stamp on your card stock, and voila!
Here are some other cards with the Upsy Daisy stamp set on my blog.
Know what else will be retiring? The whole Decor Element product line, including the Upsy Daisy Decor Elements (my favorites!). Click here to browse the Decor Elements online now.
Got a guess for a retiring stamp set? Leave me your guesses in a comment! Can’t wait to see if we’re right, or if we get to hang onto this fun stamp set for another year.
What are you doing next Monday? Want to come and stamp 16 Christmas Cards? Don’t miss my Christmas Card Crank, where you’ll make 4 cards each of 4 different designs. Just think how relieved and proud you’ll feel… 16 cards, already done! Here’s one of the designs we’ll be making, based on a card by my demonstrator friend Lynsay Mahon. (click here for more details on the card class)
The Warmest of Wishes stamp set (see it online) is a Hostess Exclusive stamp set, available for purchase with hostess dollars when you host a party or place your own order of $150 or more. To get the two-toned effect on the greeting, we inked the stamp first with Lucky Limeade ink and then used the Rock N Roll Technique by rocking the edges of the inked stamp on a darker pad (Always Artichoke here). The stamped image comes out with a nice color contrast.
Here are some more samples of the Rock N Roll technique.
Let me know if you can join us on Monday, October 24th to make 4 of these cards, plus 4 each of 3 other designs for a total of 16 cards! (click here to RSVP)
Lately whenever we walk outside, my son seems to find a fallen leaf that he absolutely MUST take home (he’s 3). I have to admit, the colors are gorgeous and worth appreciating up close. We’re going to have to put a bag for his treasures in the car though, because at this point we have a minivan back seat filled with semi-crushed leaves.
Here’s a card with pretty fall leaves that do not require vacuuming your car. The leaves are from the Gently Falling stamp set in the Holiday Mini Catalog (see it online). The fabric and colors are from the Spice Cake Designer Series Fabric (see it online).
I used 2 techniques on this card:
- Rock N Roll (on the leaves). First ink your stamp with the lighter color ink (here, More Mustard). Then take the inked stamp and gently roll the edges of the stamp around a darker color pad (Old Olive). The stamp will pick up the ink on the edges and you end up with a wonderful two-toned image.
- Tile Panels. I didn’t actually stamp 3 small pieces of card stock for this card. Instead, to make the image look like it flows across the card stock, stamp your images all on one piece of card stock. Then use a paper trimmer to cut the piece into 3 panels, and attach the panels to your card.
The spritz on the background is the Log Cabin Smooch Spritz (see it online), which gives the card a nice texture, plus a little hint of glitz (since the spray is metallic). Finally, the “happy thanksgiving” is from my favorite greetings set, Teeny Tiny Wishes (see it online). Definitely, this is a set that I use all the time.
Looking for a new twist for your Christmas cards this year? Here’s a fun way to use Window Sheets (see them online) to create a card that’s different from the norm. Here I cut Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (see it online) to layer on the front of the card. The Stitched Stockings stamp set (see it online) and the matching Stocking Builder Punch (see it online) are perfect complements for each other.
Love the sparkle? The Silver Glimmer Paper (see it online) is absolutely gorgeous. It’s a cross between silver and a champagne color, so it matches everything.
Be sure to start thinking about your Christmas cards! I’ll have more ideas to share with you next week!
I’m off to Salt Lake City! Yesterday I mentioned making some new Faster Fleece Flowers as swaps for the Stampin’ Up! Convention. Today I’m showing a few of the fun things I have planned for the LovenStampfuls Demonstrators attending Convention with me!
I didn’t want to show these too early, since I didn’t want to ruin the surprise for our demonstrator group. But since nearly everyone will be traveling today, I didn’t think they’d be cruising my blog and I think the coast is clear!
For the Flower Power Party tomorrow evening, I’m going to give each demonstrator a Swap Bag that matches the theme… Peace, Hope, Love… along with a matching Bag Tag.
At Convention each year we get a fabulous bag from Stampin’ Up! (can’t wait to see this year’s–we get it at Registration on Wednesday!). But since all several thousand of us have the same bag, it’s nice to have something different as a tag.
For the tag this year I started with a piece of cardboard, then covered with Designer Series Paper (the Island Oasis paper from the Summer Mini Catalog) using the Tombow Multiadhesive (love that stuff!). Then I put the tagboard and paper through my Big Shot Die Cut Machine with the Top Note Die.
The Extra Large Scallop Circle has an image from the Homemade single stamp in Pacific Point ink (did you see my Rock N Roll Tip for the Homemade stamp last week?). And the letters are stamped in my NEW Broadsheet Alphabet stamp set — LOVE that baby, especially with the clear mount format!
Tie off with a Pewter Jumbo Eyelet and a piece of Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, and you’re all set!
I also made a photo frame gift for my LovenStampfuls group — using these little flat glass frames from a Swedish discount store (get it?).
The Tempting Turquoise card stock inside the frame was stamped in Pacific Point ink with the Baroque Motifs stamp set (one of my all-time favorites).
And did you know that you can get blank Decor Elements sheets? You CAN!! So I used my Beautiful Butterflies Big Shot Die to cut a small butterfly from the White Decor Element Sheet. I stamped a little bit on the corner with Baroque Motifs and a Tempting Turquoise Craft Pad. The Craft Ink sticks great to the vinyl sheet. And of course I needed that ‘one more thing,’ so I added a Jewels Basic Rhinestone to the corner.
Looking forward to seeing many of my demonstrator friends at Convention this year!
Whether you like the whole bird motif or not, I think you’ll find it hard to resist this fabulous new Stampin’ Up! punch!! Check out the new Two Step Owl Punch — it’s basically 6 punches for the price of one, which is not only a great deal, but also easy to store and super-convenient to use.
I think this is going to take a Video Tutorial to truly show the cool-factor, but for now you’ll have to settle for some pictures and tips. (check my past Video Tutorials)
See how the little pieces of the Owl all fit together? To use the punch you can either punch all the pieces in every color paper/card stock, or you can punch just the pieces you need.
For example, on the little Poppy Parade heart (see the sticky Jewels Basic Rhinestone?!), I stuck a little corner of Poppy Parade card stock into my punch and punched just the little heart piece.
Were you wondering how I got that cool stamped design on the scallop punch piece? Here’s my trick:
**TIP** To use the Homemade stamp as a border stamp, try Rocking & Rolling the stamp on your ink pad, rather than normal inking. Check to be sure you ink the entire scallop and dot ring, plus a small amount of the center image, but don’t ink as far as the “homemade & to die for” sentiment.
This album is one of my July Stamp Club with Meg projects–we still have one session left in July–it’s Wednesday, July 12th. Let me know if you’re in central Illinois and you’d like to join us! You can see some other fun chipboard projects here, including another On Board Briefcase album here.
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Stamps: Homemade (116978), Itty Bitty Bits (117056 wood mount or 120060 clear mount), Printed Petals (116679 wood mount or 120444 clear mount)
Ink: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait
Paper: Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper (117167), Chocolate Chip, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Poppy Parade
Accessories: Two Step Owl Punch (118074), 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (118874), On Board Books Briefcase (118766), Poppy Parade Poly-Twill Ribbon (119263), Very Vanilla 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (119960), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Jewels Basic Rhinestones (119246)
As I was cleaning up my Stamping Studio this week, I found a card that had been hiding for probably 2 years, and I love it! I think this was a Stamp Club with Meg card, and it’s timeless. I love it as much today as when we made it for Stamp Club.
- Fold the Whisper White cardstock piece (5.5 x 8″) in half first, then use the Tearing Edge to tear off the bottom edge of the card front. The Tearing Edge Tool makes it easy to create a perfect torn edge every time.
- Stamp the Baroque Motifs swirl and the “kind” word on the front of the card in VersaMark ink and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder. Use a Stampin’ Sponge to sponge ink over the embossed images in a swirling motion. The swirling motion helps to create a smoother layer of ink, without dark smudges. Also sponge up from the torn edge to darken the edge for better contrast against the inside of the white card.
- Ink the medallion stamp from Baroque Motifs with your lighter ink color, then use the Rock N Roll technique to add a darker edge: roll the edge of the stamp onto a darker ink color, to pick up the dark ink along the borders. The higher the angle of your stamp, the narrower your border will be.
- Add the Rhinestone Brad in a coordinating color (here, “Cool Squares”) and attach it to the end of a piece of White Grosgrain Ribbon, to emphasize the white cardstock and the white embossing powder.
- Finally, stamp the swirl inside your white card, and mount the whole card on a piece of matching cardstock (4.25 x 5.5″).