Monday 1 October 2012

Rollin', rollin', rollin'...

October, already!

 Welcome to another month of challenges at Heart2Heart

The first assignment for Team A was to use the "rolling" technique (also known as "rock'n roll") on a card. This is where you ink your stamp with one colour, then before applying it to the paper, carefully roll the edges of the stamp in another  ink colour, resulting in a two-tone stamped image. It gives an extra look of  dimension. Fellow DT member, Haley reminded us that you can also use the technique with just a single colour: stamp off the image for a lighter, "second generation" tone, then roll the edges again in the same colour of ink, which is what I chose to do for my project.. Shirley, another DT member, produced yet another variation on this technique by rolling off her edges, on her gorgeous Christmas card, seen HERE.

I shamelessly CASEd THIS card, by Amy Wanford (Aimes) in the UK. Great colour combination (see ink-pads above) and wonderful autumn image of fallen leaves. LOVE cruising the web for inspiration...

Here's a close up of the leaves. I used the stamp set "Harvest Happiness," which has a variety of funky leaf shapes (which you can also cut out with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge!), and stamped them in Smoky Plum, Sunset, Creme Brulee and Cashmere. 

The piece de resistance (not sure how to put an accent on the E in piece for the proper French pronunciation...) was stamping onto the wooden maple leaf shape (Arbor Wooden Shapes) with two colours of ink. The ink soaked really well into the wood, without running or smearing, so the flourish detail is still visible. A brown button and a hemp-twine bow finish it off.

So, ROLL up your sleeves, start humming "Rawhide" and get to work! You have all month to participate in this challenge. Remember to use SOME Close to My Heart product (doesn't have to be 100%), get inky, then link up your card at Heart2Heart Challenges. We all love to see your creations!

Happy Crafting!


  1. I've only ever Rock and Rolled in two colors before. Lovin' this idea!! Love your artwork. Need to start following your blog!!

  2. Hi Caroline. Love your colour combo. Very striking. I also really like the tone on tone rock n roll technique. Great card! Tracy:)

  3. Love your card! New follower :)

  4. Gorgeous card Caroline - FAB colours :)

  5. Totally rockin' and a rollin' on this autumnal beauty! So happy my card inspired you to CASE it!

  6. New technique for me... very cool and I LOVE the colour combo. So rich!!

    xox, Muggie


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