Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Wheel Techniques: Builder Wheels

Builders wheels are so versatile! Choose 1, 2 or 3 wheels and use them together in a jumbo handle. There's even a three-colour cartridge you can ink so that each wheel is a different colour!

I used 2 builder wheels on the spindle with a spacer to make this card. Adding rows of paper lace and ribbon between the rolled images reminded me of heirloom sewing, so I came up with a No-Sew ribbon flower.

-determine the direction of the image
-slide a builder wheel and spacer onto the spindle

-slide the second builder wheel and end cap onto the spindle
-click the spindle into a jumbo handle
-swipe the card front with an embossing buddy
-ink the wheels on a VersaMark pad
-roll the wheels across the card front next to the crease
-ink the wheels again and roll across the card front next to the bottom edge
-cover with embossing powder, shake off excess and heat with heat tool

Ribbon Flower

-cut a 12 in. length of Perfect Plum 3/8 in. Taffeta ribbon
-form a loose overhand knot near the end
-cut an 8 in. length of Baker's twine
-thread the twine through the loose knot
-tighten the knot close to the end of the ribbon
-form another loose overhand knot
-thread the twine through the knot
-tighten the knot keeping 1-1/2 in. between the knots
-make a total of 5 knots in the ribbon
-push the knots together along the twine
-tie the twine in a square knot (that's right over left, left over right)
-arrange the knots into a circle
-turn the ribbon over
-fold the long end of the ribbon over to form the last petal
-tie a square knot over the loop
-trim the ribbon and twine ends
-tie an overhand knot in a piece of So Saffron 3/8 in. Taffeta ribbon
-push the knot up through the centre of the flower
-grasp the side of a petal loop and fold over to the back
-apply glue dots to the back of the flower and adhere it to the card front

-Gossamer Lace 129050
-Thoughtful Friend Builder Wheel 118616
-Viola's Lace Builder Wheel 126936
-VersaMark pad 102283
-So Saffron card stock 105118
-Whisper White card stock 100730
-Vellum card stock 101856
-Big Shot 113439
-Finishing Touches edgelits 127010
-Delicate Doilies sizzlits 126999
-Scallop Trim Border punch 118402
-Whisper White 3/8 in. Taffeta ribbon 109070
-Perfect Plum 3/8 in. Taffeta ribbon 122987
-So Saffron 3/8 in. Taffeta ribbon 122982
-Certainly Celery 3/8 in. Taffeta ribbon 119963
-Very Vanilla 1/8 in. Taffeta ribbon 119960
-Whisper White 5/5 in. Organza ribbon 114319
-Baker's twine 124262
-Embossing Buddy 103083
-Heat Tool 129053
-White embossing powder 109132
-glue dots 103683

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