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SUO Challenge 12 – Stampin’ Around

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Over at SU Only Challenges this week, we are “Stampin’ Around”!!  Yes, we have pulled out our wheels and the variety of ideas is wonderful!  Wheels can add dimension to your background or can be the focal image on your project! 

I saw the coolest layout last week, designed by the very talented SU demonstrator Mary Fish, over at Mojo Monday.  To start, the Very Vintage wheel was rolled on Very Vanilla paper in Soft Suede.  I lightly colored some of the flowers in Blushing Bride and cut the curve with my Paper Snips.  Vintage Vogue is a set that coordinates beautifully with this wheel so I pulled it out.  I inked the flowers in Blushing Bride and the sponged a little Soft Suede on the edges with a Sponge Dauber.  After I layed it out, something was missing so out came the Big Shot and my Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.  What a difference!!  I used my Stampin’ Write Marker in Soft Suede to only ink the “friend” part of the big F stamp and put it on a little banner.  Finally, the ribbon needed to be finished.  At first I tried just Very Vanilla Satin but it just wasn’t right.  So I dyed it!  Oh, no…it isn’t hard…really!!  Take your piece of ribbon and color it using a Stampin’ Write Marker (Blushing Bride in this case).  It will look a bit splotchy.  Next take your Aqua Painter and wet the ribbon (a spray bottle would work too).  The Aqua Painter will help you move the color around to make it even.  Let it dry and you have perfectly coordinated ribbon.

Hint:  I found that starting with a base color ribbon the same as my base color paper helped it match better.  When you stamp a light ink on Very Vanilla it will take on a slightly different hue than if you stamp on Whisper White.  Since I stamped on Vanilla paper for this, I used Vanilla ribbon as a base.

The Basic Pearls were the perfect finishing touch for this Vintage themed card!  I love those little jewels and it is amazing how much they add.  In fact, I stamped another little flower inside to card and added a pearl there to make the inside feel just as special as the outside.

I’m so glad to see you again and I look forward to seeing what your wheels create for this challenge!  See you again soon!

Stamp:  Vintage Vogue (117690); Wheel: Very Vintage (117693); Paper:  Soft Suede (115318), Very Vanilla (101650); Ink:  Soft Suede Classic Pad (115657), Blushing Bride Marker (In-Color Pack 119801); Accessories:  Big Shot (113439), Framed Tulips Folder (121809), Very Vanilla Satin (117291), Basic Pearls (119247), Sticky Strip (104294), Aqua Painter (103954), Sponge Daubers (102892)

All products are Stampin’ Up!


This is, by far, the best card I’ve seen using that sketch! And you used my favorite Stamping’ Around wheel, too!!! Thank you do much for the hints about coloring the ribbon – that never would have occurred to me, and I’d be grumpy because my dyed WW ribbon didn’t really coordinate with my stamped VV cardstock!

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