The phrase "Oldie but a Goodie" came to mind today as I was making this card – it is the Rock and Roll Technique and I made a digital training video to show you just how I did it.  This is one of the first techniques I learned when I started stamping and I sat there just with my jaw open, completely amazed.

And sometimes I get so caught up in the 'new' that I forget about the basics and the things that are simple but have an awesome WOW effect.  And I meet people that are new to papercrafting almost every day.  For many of you this will be a refresher, for others, this just may be the coolest thing you learn today!

Hint:  When doing this Rock and Roll Technique, ALWAYS start with your lightest color first and then graduate up to your darker color.  When you do the opposite, you can almost hear your light color ink pads shrieking in agony.  Then be sure to clean your stamp before you do it again.  Check below for the Rock and Roll digital training video.

The inspiration for this card came from the symphony.  That is a stretch, isn't it?  Well, here is why.  Last night Emily and I attended The Planets symphony which was really cool – on several levels.  First, my sister is the production manager for the Houston Symphony and she travels with The Planets visual effects all around the world, so her being in Austin was awesome.  My daughter is quite the symphony enthusiast all due to her loving to go to work with my sister.  Going to work with Kristi often means that you get to be backstage with her, visit with the musicians, goof off with the conductor and sometimes play some very expensive instruments.  (Now I will note that my sister has never invited me to work with her – only Emily.)  The Planets visual effects are all from the Hubble telescope and you see images of all the planets set to music.  That is where the card comes into play.  This color combo came from the images from one of the planets – don't ask me which, they all kinda ran together towards the end.  But this one stuck out in my mind. 

Now for the card: Rock and Roll digital traning video tutorial technique

Supplies Used for this Rock and Roll technique card:

Stampin' Up! Stamps:  Days of Gratitude (wm: 120835, cm: 121148)

Stampin' Up! Ink:  More Mustard (126964), Pumpkin Pie (126945) and Cajun Craze (126965)

Stampin' Up! Cardstock:  More Mustard (100946), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Cajun Craze (119684), Whisper White (100730)

Stampin' Up! Accessories:  Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Scallop Border Punch (119882), White Gel Pen (105021), 3" Circle Die (122125), 3 1/2" Circle Die (121811), Decorative Label Punch (120907)

To order any of the supplies used to create this card, you can click on the links after each product or you can click here to go to my online store.

Here is the Rock and Roll Technique Digital Training Video:


rock and roll technique video tutorial

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