Monday, May 16, 2011

H2H Challenge: From Your Heart to Ours- Favorite Technique

This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges, we're sharing our favorite stamping techniques! Though I am truly a Technique Junkie, time is of the essence, so my go-to technique for adding depth and color to any stamped image is the Rock 'n Roll technique! (Back in the day, this was called stamp rolling.)



It's an easy technique to do: ink up your stamp in the lightest ink color you're using, then without stamping, roll the edges of the stamp in a darker color.



You can also do a bit of the twist with your rocking 'n rolling: generation stamping. For the bottom of the bird's body and the inside of the flowers, you'll notice a lighter shade of ink. To achieve that look, I inked up my stamp, stamped it on scratch paper, and then reinked part of it with the same color ink. (On the bird, however, you'll also notice that I inked the top edge in Black.)



For the large flower accent, I made a pleated scalloped circle flower, then layered a White Daisy Just Blooms paper flower and a stamped image on top of that.



Another thing that I like to do is play with sketches or design recipes. This card is based on the Mojo Monday sketch #190. I haven't yet decided whether to add "dreams" or "heart" to the inside. What do you think?

Won't you share your favorite technique with us over at H2H challenges? The only requirement each week is that you use some Close To My Heart products in your creation (and of course follow the theme). Entries are open for each week of the month until the end of the month, so you've got plenty of time to dig into your stash and play. We have two amazing prize sponsors this month, Angel and Sharon!



All supplies from Close To My Heart: Sophia and You & Me stamp sets; Wings paper pack; Juniper, Sweet Leaf, Vineyard Berry, Black, and Buttercup inks; Black Mini-Medley Accents; Just Blooms White Daisy; Wings Level 2 Assortment (pleated ribbon); Mocha Opaques; Sparkles; Waxy Flax; buttons (retired)

14 comments:

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

I love this card! Great job.

Traveling Bells said...

That card has a major WOW factor!!!

Karen Day said...

I agree, there is some definite WOW factor happening here! I love the whole mix of things you have going on - just a gorgeous card :o)

Debbie Carriere said...

Haley, this is gorgeous!! Love the rock & roll on the bird - very striking. Great job on the sketch, too :)

Sheila Wilkerson said...

Your card is lovely. I'd like to know more about the "pleated scallop flower".

Haley D. said...

Sheila, and anyone else interested, here's a link for the pleated scallop flower that you can just copy/paste into your browser:
http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com/2011/03/diamond-fold-card-pleated-scallop.html

HTH! :)

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Haley .great use of this technique .Love all the elements to this . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Joy said...

I thought I left a comment yesterday - but I guess it didn't "take." This is a lovely card

Sheila H said...

You created a truly beautiful card!

Jane said...

So pretty! Love the rock 'n' roll technique you used!

Mary J said...

Wow, gorgeous card, Hayley - love the layout!

Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary J x

Lorrinda said...

Beautiful card Haley! I love all the elements on it!

Melinda said...

This card is fantastic. Love all the special little extras on it. It is a feast for the eyes!

Wendy said...

I saw this card on the Make it Monday challenge site - it's beautiful!

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