Still in Style

One of the many things I love about stamping is that everything old is always everything new for me.  One of the very first techniques that I learned is the rock and roll technique.  It’s an oldie, but definitely a goodie.  Paired with some of the coolest stuff out there, you’re project will pop right off the page.

First I ran the Garden Green cardstock through my Big Shot using the Flower Garden Embossing Template and then stamped with the Kindness Matters stamp set (available in the catalog – but can also be FREE with a Sale-A-Bration order).  It’s a simple but fun card.  Below are two samples – one with just stamping the image off in one color and then punching it up with the rock and roll technique.

Here I stamped off the butterflies in Garden Green for a lighter shade before adding the Thanks in fully inked Garden Green.

And this one is taken to another level.  I rocked and rolled the butterflies in So Saffron and Garden Green for a little pop.  I also used the direct to paper technique on the Garden Green cardfront to give it a little more depth.

Now it’s your turn!

Create Away –


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Stamp Sets – Kindness Matters (122902) Paper –Whisper White (100730), So Saffron (105118), Garden Green (102584)  Ink – So Saffron (105213), Garden Green (102272) Cool Tools – Extra Large Oval Punch (119859), Cutter Kit – Distressing Tool (106958) The Perfect Finish – Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826), Gold Brads (104337), Stampin Dimensionals (104430)

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Inspiration Challenge

Inspiration can be found everywhere.  And I love to look at photos and advertisements in magazines when I am lacking natural inspiration.  I just re-started my Stampin’ Up business two days ago and find myself in a new position – I only have one set of image stamps and one set of saying stamps.  So, I have to make due with what I have until my new kit arrives.

I decided to go to one of my favorite places – Pinterest for some inspiration.  I pinned several ideas to some of my boards (This one I put on my Card Inspiration Board) and then I stumbled upon this photo of a gorgeous wood gate with scrolled ironwork.  I loved the colors together and decided that I would use this as inspiration for my next card.

02.10.11 Inspiration

I chose the color River Rock as my base to work with black.  I couldn’t get the classic ink dark enough, so I decided to emboss with my Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  This stamp set is quite detailed, so make sure to use an Embossing Buddy.  I used the Bravo Burgundy as my brick inspiration for the card itself, but chose to stay with the Basic Black and River Rock as the main parts to the card.  Be sure to thoroughly allow the image to dry before cutting it into strips.  I sponged the edges of the strips with Classic Black Ink for a little more depth.


I embossed the edges of the saying, distressed the black edges it’s matted upon with the cutter kit, and popped The River Rock Saying up on Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little pop.  I hope you love the creative result.  If you would like the specific dimensions for the card – please click here to contact me!


Now break out your Baroque Motifs set and show me what creative path this picture takes you!

Happy Creating –


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Stamp Sets – Baroque Motifs (113490) Sincere Salutations (115068); Paper – River Rock (108640), Basic Black (121045), Bravo Burgundy (105123); Ink – Versamark (102283), Classic Basic Black (101179); Cool Tools – Stamping Sponges (101610), Black Stamping Emboss Powder (109133), Embossing Buddy (103083) Heat Tool (100005), Powder Pals (102197; The Perfect Finish – Stamping Dimensionals (104430), Cutter Kit (106958)

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