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Thursday, April 15, 2010

How to "Roll" with the "Sparkle..."

As promised, you get to see how fast and easy Stampin' Up!'s
brand new Builder Wheels will make your paper crafting.
(And don't ya just love that sparkle?!)
(Keep reading and you'll find out how to have your own sparkle!)
To begin, you will need three Builder Wheels.
I am using Candle Crazy, Birthday, & So Many Stars
(all soon to be available May 1st from the Summer Mini.)
These three wheels fit perfectly onto the Jumbo Handle
thanks to the Builder Wheel Spindle seen here.
I filled my Uninked Triple Cell Cartridge
(also available in the Summer Mini Catalog)
with the Baja Breeze reinker
(gasp! a retired color! Stay tuned... more info on that soon)
and the Certainly Celery reinker.
Once your wheels are good and inked,
grab an 8-1/2x11" piece of Whisper White card stock
As you can see here (above,)
I used my Stampin' Around Wheel Guide
to make all my lines perfectly straight.
(I LOVE to "wheel" with my Wheel Guide!)
Continue "wheeling" until the entire piece of card stock is covered.
Trim your finished piece of wheeled card stock in quarters.
(NOTE: Each piece will actually end up measuring 4" x 5-1/4".)
Trim a piece of Baja Breeze to exact quarters
(each piece will measure 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".)
Then layer your wheeled pieces on each Baja Breeze piece.
(Hmmm... there is that retired Baja Breeze again.)
Up close, each layered piece will look as shown above.
Using the Anywhere Hole Punch found in the
Crafter's Tool Kit,
punch a large hole near the center bottom portion of each piece.
Pull your ribbon through the whole and
tie a knot on the card front, right at the hole opening.
(The ribbon shown here IS retired.)
(You will want to be at Stamp Club this month
to have your chance to win this lovely ribbon!)
Stamp image in Basic Black.
I used the teeny cupcake image from the stamp set
"Crazy for Cupcakes."
NOTE:  After you've stamped your image,
use the Heat Tool to SET the ink.
This is such a huge aid when watercoloring
as you will see further on in the tutorial.
Use the 1-3/4" Circle Punch (not shown)
to punch out the image.
(largest circle punch available from Stampin' Up!)
Using the reinkers and Aquapainters, color in the image.
Because this image is rather small,
you will only need a very very small amount of reinker.
Instead of squeezing a dot onto your plastic container
(I use the top to one of my embellishment containers,)
SLIGHTLY TAP the reinker to the container.
This way you are sure not to squeeze out too much reinker.
For my FAVORITE part!
I love using Dazzling Diamonds with this technique!
It's so easy and makes such a "wow" effect.
Once your image has been colored in and dried,
Add a bit of the 2-Way Glue to your cupcake tops.
Dip the image into Dazzling Diamonds glitter.
Tap off excess and voila!  Instand bling!
Punch two tabs from Certainly Celery with the
Round Tab Punch.
Adhere these two punched pieces together
to create a perfect circle
ready for the previously punched image of cupcakes.
Shown here, you can see that I mounted my card front
onto a piece of Whisper White measuring 4-1/4x11".
I did this so I could add more color on the inside of my card.
The inside pieces of my card measure
(So Saffron) 3-3/4" x 5" and
(Certainly Celery) 4x5-1/4". 

Tada!  What a fun and easy way to create
multiple cards with a real "wow" factor!
If you enjoyed this tutorial, LET ME KNOW.
Tutorials are a bit time consuming
but so worth it if I know my customers
are benefiting from them.
So ya gotta let me hear from ya!
each person to leave me a comment
will be placed in a drawing for THIS CARD... FREE.
(but you don't have to be a customer of mine
to leave a comment or to win!)
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you'll have some happy mail coming your way!
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imastampin said...

This is another wonderful project Kelly. How cute!

Anonymous said...

Just happened upon your blog. Very cute card!

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