Make It Monday #19: Rock and Roll Technique

By June 13, 2011Make It Monday

Such a simple idea…and such amazing results. Lisa Johnson's back for this week's Make It Monday Video to teach you how to successfully pull of the "rock and roll" inking technique to add grandient color edges to all your stamped images. Best part? No special tools needed–you've got what you need already. Click play to find out more.


Still images of her project:


f you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

–A new Make It Monday Challenge & video will go up every Monday morning at 9am EST.

–Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge.  Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and use the rock and roll technique.

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

–Add your link to our —>InLinkz List<—

–You will have until 7am, Monday, June 20th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win.  And you can enter as many times as you like.

–We will be tweeting and posting on our Facebook page every night (between 5-9pm EST) highlighting a Featured Project.  These tweets/Facebook postings will just be a shout-out regarding projects that caught our eye.  The tweets/Facebook postings no longer have any special merit regarding the actual contest.

–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday, June 20th, after 7am.  The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook.  The randomly selected winner will get to select a FREE Papertrey stamp set of their choice!

 Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!

Karen W
Congrats to Karen W for being randomly selected as the winner for this Make It Monday challenge!  Please be sure to contact Customer Service with your selected free stamp set and your shipping information!  And a big thank you to everyone else who played along!  You have all shared some amazing inspiration this week!

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Join the discussion 13 Comments

  • 1
    Kris says:

    This is my favorite Make It Monday so far. The cut out edge adds just the right touch and the colors are wonderful. Thanks for a great Monday morning!

  • 2
    Holly saveur says:

    GORGEOUS!!Thank you so much LISA for the video love this my ink and paper ready to make it too!

  • 3
    Joyce M. says:

    I have been wanting a MIM on this technique since the beginning. Thanks SO much.

  • 4
    Jeanne says:

    Lisa, thank you so much for this project. I will use this technique often. I have never thought of trying this. Actually I have just started stamping this year and while i have lots of stamps (ones that came with scrapbooking kits) they are mostly unused.

  • 5
    Lisa H says:

    This is a fun card. I can’t wait to try it myself! Thank you!

  • 6
    Marybeth L. says:

    I love this idea, my favorite part is the edge leaf . Can’t wait to make a card! TFS

  • 7
    Dorothy Long says:

    I’m getting my set of stamps out now and get this card made.
    I love the stamping idea and the cut away leafs.
    Thanks for the new Idea.
    Have a great day.

  • 8
    Victoria H says:

    I’ve not seen this technique b4 – thanks for the tips. A beautiful card x

  • 9
    Kathy H says:

    I love this technique! And this card is so summery and colorful, reminds me of snow cones! Cutting the leaves to give dimension was a great idea…I need to try it!

  • 10
    Jeannine says:

    beautiful card!!! i tried this technique w/ my falling leaves set. however i didn’t do it quite right, i have been hoping to see this technique done on mim. thanks.

  • 11
    Kathy V. says:

    You’re cards show so many more uses for these sets than I would have thought of.I’m sure to order them, as they’ll be just right for all the little guys as well as the big guys.

  • 12
    Jessica reyes says:

    Thanks for helping us learn this technique! I always wondered how to get that light/darker edges look! And I love the color combos on this card! Very happy!

  • 13
    Amy Wanford says:

    Thanks for a fabulous idea for this week’s Make It Monday! I never realised how much depth I could add by combining Aqua Mist with Hawaiian Shores! I’ll be doing this again for sure!

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