Friday, August 31, 2018

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Give Thanks Card with Rock-N-Roll Watercolor Technique

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a pretty Fall themed card to share with you using the Rock-n-Roll inking technique and a little water to achieve a watercolor look.

Here is a look at the card I designed.  At first glance it looks like a watercolor card that might have taken awhile to create but it doesn't, it's actually very quick and easy.  If you are new to stamping and not familiar with the Rock-n-Roll technique it is really easy.  You will need to colors of ink for you stamp.  First ink up your stamp with a base coat of ink (this should be the lighter of the two colors).  Then take the second ink (the darker one) and rock-n-roll the ink pad around the edges of the stamp.  Doing this will give you a two tone image.  I stamped all of the leaf images using this technique.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks and I stamped the images on to Watercolor paper.  The leaf images are from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Harvest SS-010 and Give Thanks SS-009 stamp sets. After all the images were stamped I sprayed water on the paper using the Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer.  You can either let the water do all the work on the paper or if you want to move the colors around a little and blend them you can use a paint brush with some water.  I used a heat tool to speed up the process of drying the paper.  Then I used some of the  walnut stain ink with some water and a paint brush to add the paint splatters.  I did go ink with a paint brush and some water and soften up the area around some of the paint splatters.

I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of black cardstock using  VersaMark Ink.  Then I added Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder to heat emboss the sentiment.  I layered the pieces on to a black A2 top folding card base and added a few My Mind's Eye Record It Enamel Dots to finish off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed today's card share and with give the Rock-n-Roll technique with some water a try.  It's quick and easy and looks like a beautiful watercolor card.  All of the supplies used to create the card are listed and linked below and can be found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  If you would like to see more card inspiration I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog.  The design team always has beautiful cards to share.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Much love, hugs, and blessings,

Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Harvest SS-010, Give Thanks SS-009
Paper:  Watercolor, Cardstock - Black
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain, VersaMark Ink
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, My Mind's Eye Record It Enamel Dots, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner, Heat Tool, Paint Brush


  1. Beautiful card, Heidi. I love the colors.

  2. This is so beautiful Heidi. I keep forgetting about the rock & roll technique. A great reminder!

  3. WWHHHOOOOAAA!!!!!this is fabulous! love the colors!(gail)

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