Fun Fall Cards with the Rock n’ Roll Technique

Sometimes you have to go back to those techniques have been been around forever… in this case, I created a card to share with my Stamp Club folks using the Rock n’ Roll technique.

I combined a few of my favorite fall items – like the Autumn Wood Elements and the Fall Fest stamp and framelit bundle.  It was a way to use those fall stamps and accents for a card that isn’t necessarily fall specific.

And of course there is the Rock n’ Roll technique which we used on the pumpkin here –

How to do the Rock n’ Roll Technique:

  1. You want to start with a solid image – in this case, the pumpkin – and ink it up with your lighter ink color.  You want to start with your lighter color, both for the look of the end result stamped image, and because you don’t want to get dark ink all over you lovely light ink pad!
  2. Before you stamp the image, grab a darker complimentary color ink and “roll” the stamp with the lighter ink around on the ink pad.  Basically, tilt your stamped image so that it is at a 45 degree angle (think a car up on two wheels like it is driving on a curb) and then roll so you are only touching the outer edge of your stamp to the darker ink pad.
  3. The more flat you hold your stamp when you roll, the less of the light color you will see.
  4. NOW stamp your image on your paper!

You should get a lighter color in the middle and the darker color around the edges.  Easy Peasy!

Now, I’ll admit, this is the card we made in Stamp Club, but this is the card I originally made and had planned to use for the class (I just managed to lose the stamp set at the time and so couldn’t bring it to class!  Darn craft room, eating my supplies!)

It is almost exactly the same, except that I used the For all Things stamp set instead.  I love how that leaf looks with this technique, don’t you?  I used the Hello Honey ink pad and edged with Cajun Craze for the pretty fall colors.

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