2.21.2009

Serendipity's Natural Hope...

More Serendipity samples today! Natural Hope is soooooooo girly, that I had to go pink :)

For this one, I did the rock-n-roll technique again... OH! BTW... someone asked me what that meant last time, so I thought I'd share it real quick. You simply cover your stamp image completely in one color of ink and then, on a darker color ink pad, just tilt (or rock) your block/image up slightly and roll the edges of the image only onto the ink pad. The 'inside' of the image is the first ink color, and then it fades and ends up the darker ink color on the edges. Man, it's a lot harder to explain in words... it's really easy to show IRL.

Ingredients for both samples:

Stamps: Natural Hope

Paper: Genevieve FWIC, Toodle Loo Cardstock (pink), DCWV Plum-1, White UltraSmooth

Ink: Claret & Violete Palettes

Other: Winchester Ribbon (purple), Juliette Ribbon (pink), White Scrapper's Floss, Lemonade Buttons & Blossoms, VersaMark, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Hydra Sponge

**AngelNet is down right now, so I will include the product links later**

For this second sample, I wanted to show how versatile the stamp image can be. I stamped 'Hope' with the VersaMark and heat embossed clear powder. I then stamped the image, rock-n-roll style, on top of it [ I just eye-balled where it should go :) ] and wiped the ink off of the embossed image with a paper towel. After that, I just cut it to size, sponged the edges, layered a small bit of DP and ribbon, and finished it off with a blossom, button & paper heart (free-hand cut). Who would have ever known that there used to be a face on this image?!


What do you think?

11 comments:

Seleise said...

love, love, love it! Great explanation of rock and roll and super card - great colors!

Percy said...

I love it,these two cards are beautiful!!! I love how you cut the face off, and voila you have a different effect...like a totally different stamp! WOW!!! I need to get myself this set!!! Thanks for sharing.

Angela K said...

I love these! I was on the fence about this set, but now I think I am going to have to add it to my next order!TFS!!

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

I wasn't sure how to use this set and you've done great. The first one with the hope is just great.

Carol said...

Absolutely love what you did. It's fabulous. This set is on my must have list. Need to get it ordered so I can play too.

Anna said...

These are so pretty! I love how you did the hope inside on the second one.

Rita, an Inky Friend said...

Lovely cards. The "faceless" image makes that set so very versatile. Thanks for the explanation of the "rock and roll" technique. You're so talented. rita w.

inkmistress said...

Groovy Baby! LOL!!!

Christina

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Very clever as usual girly!! This looks beautiful without the face!

Glittered Paws said...

What an elegant card - love how you used the "rock and roll" technique.

Heather the Mooselover said...

The bottom sample is especially attractive! What pretty cards!