Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Enjoying The Free Wheelin Promotion!

If you haven't already noticed, I took good advantage of Stampin' Up's! Free Wheelin' Promotion. I was on the fence about the Enjoy Every Moment set but decided to get it when I saw that the Daisy Dash jumbo wheel was the free wheel being offered with it.

I knew I wanted to use the Afternoon Tea DSP in Groovy Guava and Chocolate Chip for this card, since I wanted to use my new Chocolate Chip Poly Twill Ribbon. Isn't that just something else when you plan your card around new ribbon? And, did I mention that the Poly Twill Ribbon frays nicely at the ends?

Anyway, the layout is a CASE from a card by Nancy Riley. Check out her blog. She has a lot of great ideas and I love her color choices. For my card, I used a Groovy Guava card base and rolled the Daisy Dash jumbo wheel in Groovy Guava ink. Jumbo ink cartridges are not offered in the new In Colors so I used a Groovy Guava ink refill and an uninked jumbo cartridge to make my own. To do so, just rub the ink into the wheel cartridge using the tip of the re-inker. The amount of ink depends on the color you desire really. If you apply too much, just roll some off or add more ink if you find the color too light.

I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the "e" from enjoy perfectly in the center of the flower and to stamp the "every moment" sentiment in just the right spot under the enjoy. The Ticket Corner punch was used at each corner and gold brads were placed as embellishments at the corners as well as at the center of the flower in the center of the O at the end of enjoy. Phew, that was hard to spit out ;-)

Finally, I used the photo corner punch to make the Chocolate Chip corner used to embellish the DSP mat and I pierced holes across the photo corner using the Paper Piercing tool and Mat Pack to mimic the dashes of the wheel pattern. All in all a fun card to make.

I think I may go order the Wonderful You bundle. LOL

Happy Stampin'! EdieB

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Very pretty--love the subtle colors!