Rock n’ Roll

by Beate Johns

Add dimension to solid images with two colors of ink.


  • Solid image stamp

  • Two coordinating colors of dye ink

  • Cardstock


  1. Step 1

    Ink image with lighter colored ink.

  2. Step 2

    Ink the edges of the same image with the darker colored ink by rolling edges of the image on the ink pad.

  3. Step 3

    The rubber part of your stamp should look something like this.

  4. Step 4

    Stamp the image on cardstock.

  5. Step 5 (Optional)

    Repeat steps one through three if you need several images.

  6. Step 6

    Finished project.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Rock n’ Roll. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

This looks really good! I am new to stamping and the ideas are great!
Tammy Armitstead  |  Sun Jun 29, 2008 at 9:54 PM
This is neat! I'm learning new things all the time!!
Sandy  |  Wed Jul 9, 2008 at 5:25 AM
I am new to stamping as well and I am very excited to try some this technique and a few of the others in this resources section.
Melb  |  Mon Sep 15, 2008 at 10:38 AM
Thanks for the "how-to" on this new-to-me technique. Will have to go try it on some stamps.
Macs  |  Thu Jan 22, 2009 at 11:10 AM
I liked your technique on Rock 'n Roll featured in today's newsletter so I visited your blog and then you inspired the post for MY blog today. Thanks for sharing. I loved the tutorial on this technique. I CASE your cards a lot. I especially loved the flowerpot card.
Linda Crowder  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 2:44 PM
Does it have to be dye ink for this? I want to try it, but only have pigment ink. Thanks.
edie3  |  Sun May 17, 2009 at 10:17 AM
Hi Edie3,

You can use pigment ink for this technique as well. The ink pads might get a bit messy though.

Hugs and smiles
beate  |  Tue May 19, 2009 at 4:50 AM
thanks! Can't wait to try this!
edie3  |  Tue May 19, 2009 at 5:03 AM
Hi, very nice card. I am curious how you stamped inside the flower to get that colored in as well. Very creative finish too! Do you have any words of wisdom to a "never ever" stamper as to how you finished the card as well!! Thanks!

Julie  |  Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 2:47 PM

That's another stamp in the stamp set I was using. Very easy. Just ink and stamp in the center.
Hugs and smiles
beate  |  Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 5:20 PM
I've never much liked using solid stamps. But I love the look you achieved here. Will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!
Kathy Asper  |  Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 9:57 PM

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