I used the rock and roll method when I stamped the leaves from the Vintage Leaves stamp set (#p138802) and I love the finished results.
To do the rock and roll method, ink your stamp as usual. I used Pear Pizzaz ink (#131180). Then with another ink - I used Pumpkin Pie (#126945) - roll the edge of the stamp on the ink pad so this ink is around the edges of the stamp. Stamp onto the card for this beautiful effect. The leaves were cut with the Leaflets Framelits (#138283). The flower is from Crazy About You stamp set (#c138859, #w138856, #p137137) and stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink. This has a matching punch - the Flower Medallion (#137417) which I used. I added some Pumpkin Pie Candy Dots from the Brights collection to the flower (#130931). The DSP is from the Everyday Chic (#138445). Happy Birthday from Happy Birthday Everyone stamp set (#c139958, #w139171) has been heat embossed with VersaMark (#102283) and Black Stampin' Emboss powder (#109133). The card stock is Whisper White (#106549). I used a Stampin' Dimensional (#104430) to attach the flower to the card, then was able to arrange the leaves around the flower and these were taped in place.
1. When doing the rock and roll technique, always use the lightest colour first to avoid getting the darker ink on your light coloured ink pad. Also when doing multiple images, clean your stamp after stamping each image to avoid transferring colour to the ink pads.
2. Another tip for today is when stamping a solid image like the flower and using the photopolymer stamps, try stamping with a piercing mat under the piece of card. This sometimes gives a better finish if you aren't getting a nicely stamped image.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
Till next time,
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
Email: lesleyjendra@ bigpond.com.au