Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Young Vermillion and Well Worn DSP

I've had so much fun playing with new products from the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue this morning. 

It was the day for my Beginners Techniques Class and this morning we were experimenting with the Rock 'n Roll Technique and variations.  I love going back to the beginning once in a while and find that there are so many variations available to combine or use alone. 

Basically, Rock 'n Roll involves inking up a stamp in one colour, then rolling that same stamp on an ink pad that is a darker colour. We played with lots of combinations and experimented with creating new colours from the colours overlaying each other.

Usually I would suggest using a solid background stamp - we started with this, but then went on to using the Rock n Roll technique on linear stamps. Careful rolling can create some great results and you can control the outcome to a certain extent. I also love how you cannot be certain of the outcome. Little suprizes are often very nice!

Here is the card I made from one of my experiments.

Don't you just love these earthy papers? They are from the new DSP range from Stampin' Up! - this one is called "WELL WORN" and consists of 12 sheets of lovely patterns and colours - perfect for men's cards and lovely for nature inspired scrap pages or cards. 

Other techniques used on this card are:
Faux tearing
Blender Pen and Classic Inks
Stampin' Write Marker (faux stitching)
Dry Embossing
Spritzing (with Stampin Write Marker and Spritzer Tool) 

This detail shows the faux tearing: - a mask of torn paper, in the shape of a rough square, was placed over the stamped image then sponged in a variety of colours to create the illusion depth.

The spritzing can also be seen. The ink on the bird is PEACH PARFAIT  overlaid with  LUCKY LIMEADE and the faint background branches are SOFT SUEDE that has been stamped off once.

Embellishments are Hemp Twine and one of the beautiful brads from my favourite Antique Brads Collection.
The paper has been randomly folded along a length of Sticky Strip.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge # 122
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
SUO Challenge  Challenge 28-  Fall Colours

Until Next Time

Stay Crafty


  1. Gorgeus card. Love the pleating and notebook look especially.

    1. Call me impulsive, but I went out and bought the notebook edger punch after I saw THIS CARD! Gorgeous!!!

    2. Call me impulsive, but I went out and bought the notebook edger punch after I saw THIS CARD! Gorgeous!!!

    3. Glad you like the card Naomi and I know you'll love that punch. Also thanks for the lovely comment

  2. Love the earthy tones and lots of textures! Thanks for sharing! I saw it on MIM and came for a closer look!

  3. Love your card..Such a pleasure to visit your blog. Great take on the sketch. Thank you so much for joining in the fun at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
    MMSC Hostess

  4. What a lovely card! Love your layout!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! To win, just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Rene :D

  5. Oh my...such AMAZING detail on your card! Thanks for joining us in the SUO challenge!

  6. Lovely card, the image is beautiful and love the colours ! I saw your link on make it monday! x x

  7. This is just stunning!! I love the beautiful details and the folded paper looks like ribbon across the bottom. Love that!! So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges this week!

  8. This is phenominal! You certainly know how to do Shabby Chic! This is perfect! Thanks for participating!

  9. Love this card you have made - very vintage. I saw it on Make It Monday and had to come over and have a closer look!



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