When purchasing a new stamp set, I usually purchase the matching wheel as well. I find that it opens up more creative options for me and that makes the wheel a good investment.
But there is no reason that the wheel alone can’t be the focus of the card as the only stamped image. And this Friendly Words Jumbo Wheel is a great example of that.
I couldn’t resist the the pun in the title of this blog post since this card was wheel-y simple to make. I inked up the Friendly Words wheel with the Pear Pizzazz ink pad and then coloured over "friends" and the image with the Chocolate Chip marker. I then huffed on the wheel to re-moisten it before applying it to the paper. Make sure that before stamping, the wheel is lined up with the paper to position the Chocolate Chip coloured images where you want them. Also, a tip, don’t do what I did the first time (okay, the first two times!) – make sure you also colour the dot of the "i" on friends.
Once the image was stamped onto the Confetti Cream cardstock, I trimmed the cardstock to fit the card and then distressed the bottom edge with the Cutter Kit. I also distressed the top and bottom edges of the layering piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock.
To finish the card, I added a length of Pear Pizzazz ribbon and an Antique Brad. It probably took me longer to decided which Antique Brad I wanted to use on this card than it did the make the rest of the card. Aren’t the brads designs in this package all awesome?
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Stamps: Friendly Words Jumbo Wheel (114696)
Inks: Pear Pizzazz (119784), Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker (100071)
Paper: Pear Pizzazz (119795), Chocolate Chip (102128), Confetti Cream (102835)
Friendly Words Jumbo Wheel
Page 138 of the Idea Book & Catalogue
Don’t think it, ink it!