Rock and Roll Technique

I've been featuring projects using items from the Last Chance Lists most of this month, but I thought I would head back to one of my favorite Summer Mini Catalog sets, Fabulous Florets, foRock and Roll up closer a look at the Rock and Roll Technique.  Rock and Roll is more than a music style.  It’s a beautiful stamping technique!  Rock and Roll is quick and easy yet produces stunning results that make you look like an accomplished artist.  It’s also a great way to reproduce some of nature’s most lovely color combinations.


  1. Choose two ink colors that look good together on a project.  One must be light and one must be medium to dark intensity.  High contrast in the two ink colors will produce the most dramatic results. 
  2. Press solid image stamp (like the biz zinnia image in Fabulous Florets as shown here) on light colored ink pad.  Make sure the stamp is thoroughly covered in ink. 
  3. Now take the same stamp and, using a rocking motion, roll the edges of the stamp in the darker ink pad being careful to not get the center of the image in the darker color. 
  4. Now stamp on light card stock of choice.  That’s it!  Experiment with different color combinations to get just the right look you want. 

Rock and Roll Florets

I love the Rock and Roll Technique with nature images.  Because the technique produces truly unique results, it is much like nature.  No two flowers are totally alike, and you will find the same thing when you employ this rubber stamping technique–no two images are exactly alike.  The Fabulous Florets stamp set is a natural for this technique (pardon the pun:)  I just love the versatility of this stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog.

Stamps:  Fabulous Florets

Ink:  Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pads

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight Card Stocks

Accessories:  Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon (Last Chance List)

For information about my upcoming techniques classes, see my calendar.  Email me to get more information and/or sign up for class.  More complete details of the class will release soon as well as long distance class kit by mail options.  To email me, simply click on the Email Candy button to your left.

Pennant Die

The Pennant Die is on the Last Chance Accessories List, and you will love the great pennant banners you can make with this Big Shot die!  This is a banner my daughter and I made for little Livy's room.  My granddaughter is now 14 months old, and this banner adorns her room, adding classic color and style to a gorgeous room.  I'll show more photos of her room and the projects we have made for it over the next few weeks, but let's look at the pennant banner for now.

Peter Rabbit Banner 1
To create this banner, we used Bashful Blue, Pirouette Pink, Marina Mist, and Pear Pizzazz Card Stocks along with a copy of Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit.  We cut up a paperback version of the book and layered it onto the pennants.  The pennant has an inner layer on the die cut image, so you can easily create the layers.  They are tied together with wide Pirouette Pink Grosgrain Ribbons.  We left the ribbons long to give a flowy look.  This banner was totally my daughter's idea.  I just helped make it!  Each pennant is 8-1/2" x 9", so the banners can be quite large.  On the same die, there is also a smaller pennant, so you have lots of options for decorative banners like this or birthday banners, graduation banners, baby shower banners…banners to celebrate the occasions of your life!

Peter Rabbit Close Up

Not only does this make great nursery decor, but Olivia loves looking up at the pretty colors!  The Pennant Die is discounted and on the Last Chance List

original price $39.95,

discounted price $29.96. 

Click here to purchase yours today. 

  Please be aware that some items on the Last Chance List have already sold out.