Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wheeled neighborhood

I spent a lot of time today bonding with my wheels to design cards for my June "You Spin Me 'Round" wheel class. The trouble is that I'm having a hard time narrowing down the projects and techniques I want to teach in the class, so I'm still not sure if this card will make the final class project cut. But I do like it, so I wanted to share it with you tonight.

This card uses one of the most basic wheel techniques -- wheeling an outline image and coloring it for use as a main focal point on a card. Some other wheels that would work well with this technique are Matey's Map Jumbo Wheel, any of the Dilly Dally Jumbo Wheels, Blooms and Bulbs, Tailgating and Time for a Tree.

I started the card by wheeling the Neighborhood jumbo wheel in basic black ink on a piece of 2x5.5" confetti white card stock. I then colored the image using stampin' write markers in various colors.

I liked the multi-color image, but wanted to add dimension without loading the card up with accessories, so I used more confetti white card stock to wheel a couple of the houses again. I colored them in the same colors as the main image, cut them out using my paper snips and attached them to the card front with dimensionals. You can sort of see this a bit better in this close-up. In person this little detail really adds a nice touch.

I added a mat of always artichoke card stock to the image strip and used my paper piercing tool and template to pierce the always artichoke card stock below and above the image. I attached the ready strip to the more mustard card base and stamped the "Welcome" sentiment from the Warm Words set in basic black ink.

And that's it for my simple wheeled card. Hope you liked it as much as I do!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like it very much. The colors are vibrant, the dimentioned houses adds a lot without loading it up too much. Marla