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Rock ‘n Roll Flower Stamping

Rock N Roll

Hi All!

There are actually two techniques used on this card… “rock ‘n roll” and “velveteen”. Rock ‘n roll is when you ink your stamp with a light color, then roll the edges in a darker color. It has been around for a long time but I thought I would revisit it.

Velveteen is a look you get when you stamp in white ink, then stamp in dye ink on top. You can see the white design showing through on my close-up picture:

Rock N Roll

I learned about this technique from a video by Shari Carroll on the Hero Arts Blog. I’ll have to do it again with some darker ink colors next time, which will really show the white underneath.

Enjoy the video and I’ll be back Friday with another.



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Stampin' Up! Flower Patch
Stampin’ Up! Flower Patch
Hero Arts Flourish Background
Hero Arts Flourish
Colorbox White Ink
Colorbox White Ink
Pink Pirouette
Pink Pirouette Ink
Rose Red
Rose Red Ink
Wisteria Wonder
Wisteria Wonder Ink
Elegant Eggplant
Elegant Eggplant Ink
Soft Sky
Soft Sky Ink
Marina Mist
Marina Mist Ink
Wild Wasabi Marker (part of Subtles)
Wild Wasabi Marker (part of Subtles)
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Black Enamel Accents
Black Enamel Accents
Stampin' Up! Whisper White Cardstock
Stampin’ Up! White Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Hero Arts Black Cardstock
Hero Arts Black Cardstock
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat


  1. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Peg C

    Just Beautiful!

  2. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 10:55 am


    I thought your leaves looked perfect! I liked this technique – going to have to try it out! All you bloggers have just about got me talked into purchasing a Misty! 🙂

  3. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Mary Jane

    Beautiful card and so simple! Cant wait to try it. I thought your leaves were awesome!
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 1:11 pm


    Great demo. I am on my way to the craft room to try this.

  5. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Carol B

    Oh my that is one beautiful card. I just think your leaves are great and it truly makes it a one of a kind card. Need to try that Velveteen technique, cool look.

  6. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Barb M.

    Just beautiful!! Your leaves and vines are just fine! Will have to give this technique a try.

  7. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 1:58 pm


    Very nice flowers card Darlene, I have this stamp set from Stampin up and will try this technique !

    • wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 2:18 pm


      What a pretty color combo! Like your use and demo of so many brands too! Thanks! Julie L

  8. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 2:22 pm



    If your drawing is amateur than we want say what my drawing looks like very beautiful card. I’m glad you used this stamp set today you gave me an idea because this is one that just’s sitting on the shelf.

  9. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Pattie S

    Wow. So pretty. Love the hand drawn leaves and stems!

  10. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 2:37 pm


    Love the card! Great techniques…and BTW, your drawing is not amateurish at all, it was just perfect. 🙂

  11. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 2:59 pm


    Loved your card…can you tell me what the “velveteen” technique is…you didn’t mention it in the video, unless I missed it?

    • wrote on April 2nd, 2015 at 9:41 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Marianne. The velveteen is when you stamp with the white ink (my flourish background), then stamp on top of it with colored dye inks. The white shows through. You can sort of see it in my close-up photo.

      • wrote on April 3rd, 2015 at 12:30 am


        Thank you!!

  12. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Terri Blindstamper

    I’m sure I’m not the only one who appreciates you leaving your inking of the image sheet in the video. One, we’ve all been there; two, maybe you prevented someone else from doing it. I hate when I mask a stamp with tape and forget to remove the tape before stamping. 🙂

    • wrote on April 2nd, 2015 at 9:42 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Terri, I haven’t done that one YET. Maybe you mentioning it will keep me more alert, as you say. 🙂

  13. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 3:25 pm


    Oh Darlene, you have the most steady hand I’ve seen anywhere, your straight lines are totally STRAIGHT!! and this steams and leaves look like you stamped them, simply fabulous.
    Love this beautiful flowers and the Rock and Roll technique is fun and easy to do, fantastic card, thank you for sharing.

  14. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 3:31 pm


    Beautiful! I’ve never seen this technique before and love it. It looks simple but gives a lovely effect.

  15. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 3:40 pm



  16. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 5:36 pm


    Really lovely. I think your leaves & stems look terrific. I thought it was another stamp. I never can get this rock & roll technique right. Think it’s because I was using to big of a block .Thanks for the tip.

  17. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 6:08 pm


    Beautiful card!

  18. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Barb H.

    I’m so glad to see you use the Ranger enamel accents! I bought two bottles at a craft store having a huge sale and have been staring at the bottles for a month now not knowing what to do with them.

    • wrote on April 2nd, 2015 at 9:44 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Barb. They are also really good for dotting eyes in animal stamps.

  19. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 7:39 pm


    I had to meet my SU minimum thus quarter and I just ordered this set! So excited to see you using it. Love the card!

    • wrote on April 2nd, 2015 at 9:45 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Janet. I also used it on THIS CARD. It’s a great set!

  20. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 8:16 pm


    Very pretty. I’m lovin my misti too. It saves me a lot in errors! Just did a personalized gift tag for my niece for Easter. She will be impressed and it was so easy with misti. The rock and roll technique makes for a nice touch.. It sure looks like you spent hours on it. Thanks for sharing.

  21. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 9:05 pm


    Thanks for revisiting the rock ‘n roll technique. I love the velveteen look and will be trying this out very soon. Your ‘greenery’ is just perfect.

  22. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Linda M Hasz

    I don’t think you need to worry about drawing the leaves on this card. The ones you drew were delicate and fitting for the flower design. Nicely done

  23. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 9:33 pm


    Beautiful card. I love the colors and the technique is one I am going to definitely give a try.

  24. wrote on April 2nd, 2015 at 4:44 am


    Perfect card again! I just loved how the flowers came to life when you stamp the centers on them. This is a must try card! Thanks for the inspiration.

  25. wrote on April 2nd, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Darlene DeVries

    Question From Connie: Hi Darlene, I really love your rock and roll technique this week. I don’t have the Ranger black enamel that you used in the flower centres but I do have a black soot distress marker and glossy accents. Thought I could use them instead of the black enamel to achieve a similar effect. What do you think? Happy Easter!

    • wrote on April 2nd, 2015 at 9:54 am

      Darlene DeVries

      To get the same effect, I would try coloring the glossy accents with the black marker after it has dried. Because the Black Soot is very water-based, it may not cover the accents. In that case, I would use a Copic marker or a sharpie.

  26. wrote on April 2nd, 2015 at 11:18 am


    Wow, beautiful card and I love this technique. I’ve never heard of it before so it’s new to me. Your leaves and vines are darling…not amateurish at all! Kudos to you! =)

  27. wrote on April 4th, 2015 at 12:50 am


    I had forgotten about the rock and roll technique, probably because I am not a big stamper of images and don’t have many sets that I could use. This reminds me to pull out an old set I have and give it a go.

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