Sunday, November 8, 2009

Rockin' and Rollin' - Artful Inkables Tutorial Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Today it's time for my first tutorial, created for you and for Artful Inkables!  Are you ready to rock 'n roll?!  I taught this technique at my last home gathering, and the gals were so excited with the results!  We used the technique on a leaf stamp, but today I'm going to use a super pretty bird's nest stamp from AI's newest stamp set, "A Bird's Song".

It's really easy!  First grab your supplies:

  • Background paper or cardstock for stamping
  • Stamp (either acrylic block or wood-mounted)
  • Two ink pads (one lighter, the other darker)
The rock 'n roll technique will result with an image that has the lighter color in the center, with the second (darker) color 'rolled' around the edges.  The colors that you select will depend upon the type of image that you are stamping.  I chose Bamboo as my light color, and Chocolate as my darker color.

First, ink up your entire stamp with the lighter color.  Don't stamp on your paper yet!

While you still have your lighter color of ink on your stamp, 'roll' the edges of your stamp in the darker color.  Roll it around a couple of times to ensure you have the darker color ink all around the edge of  your image. 

Stamp your image on your paper or cardstock.  The result may be subtle or more striking, depending upon the ink colors that you selected.

Here I used some other Artful Inkables stamps with bolder ink colors I selected Blush and Tulip inks on the tiny snowflake, Crystal Blue with Petal edges on the larger snowflake, and Sweet Leaf rolled in New England Ivy for the holly branch.

So pick up our favorite stamp...........put on a little music...............and rock 'n roll!

Thanks for stopping by....please leave a comment and include a link to your rock 'n roll creation!



Cibele Glazer said...

I love your card! That is just the sweetest stamp set. Did you use your copics to color the bird? As for the tutorial...girlfriend you "rocked" it!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

That card is adorable, Deb!