Sunday, October 14, 2012

Wheel Techniques: Backgrounds

Stampin' Up! wheels are fun to use! Just pop one into the handle, ink it on an ink pad and wheel a border, wavy or straight. Ink it again and wheel more rows to fill in a background mat.

Position the Music Notes wheel 120327 so that the notes will be right side up.

Press the handle 102971 onto the axle of the wheel until it snaps into place.
Ink the wheel on the Early Espresso ink pad 119686. Don't roll it back on forth, but roll to the end, lift and repeat until it is evenly inked all around.
I use a thick straight edge wheel guide for making straight lines. Wheel the image on Very Vanilla card stock 101650 keeping it flat against the surface. Ink the wheel again and make another row.

Use the Big Shot 113439 and the Manhattan Flower embossing folder 114517 to emboss Brushed Gold card stock 102935.
Cut out the shaped edge of the flowers. Adhere over the wheeled background mat.
Tie Cherry Cobbler seam binding 120992 in a bow around a closed ink pad. Cut the back and adhere the ends behind the wheeled mat.
Adhere the Cherry Cobbler card stock 119685 mat underneath.

Apply Champagne Shimmer paint 116806 with a Sponge Dauber 102892 to the edges of  the Always Artichoke card stock 105119 card front.
Adhere the mats to the card front.

For large areas like scrapbook pages or gift wrap, you'll need to fill an ink cartridge for your wheel. Then, you can wheel without re-inking on an ink pad.

Use an Early Espresso ink refill 119789 to apply ink to Stampin' Around wheel cartridge 101529.
 Insert the cartridge all the way into the handle.

Secure the wheel into the handle and push the cartridge up to contact the wheel.

Wheel the image on paper. I used the Kraft paper that comes in my Stampin' Up! shipping boxes.

Follow these links to see some other cards made with wheels.

1 comment:

stampwithsandy said...

Pretty card! Very unique and I love the wheel. Onto my wish list it goes!