Of course, as soon as I saw Cathy's great card and informative tutorial, I just had to have a Stamping Gear of my very own! Mine arrived a few days ago and I immediately put it to use.
I'll be using the largest circle for today's cards with 5.5" x 5.5" card bases cut from vanilla cardstock and the largest of the Stamping Gear circular wheels.
For my first card, I wanted to keep it simple. I decided on the theme of thanks as I have a lot of Thank You cards to put together after the holidays! I turned to my Nature Notes set and the small flourish.
The lovely gear wheel has markings to help guide you with each stamp project. Once lined up, I stamped my flourish every fourth gear slot (or every other triangle-marked slot). I continued around the circle.
To fill in my lovely circle, I turned the flourish a quarter turn on the stamp paddle and stamped alternate triangle-marked slots.
To complete the card, I punched out a scalloped circle from coordinating paper and stamped the "Thank You" sentiment on it. To make it stand out a bit more, I attached the circle to the card with a pop dot.
|Stamps: Thank You and flourish from Nature Notes (Rogue Redhead Designs)|
The next card I made, I decided to try two colors and make a Valentine. I used a soft pink and a slightly stronger pink ink for this one. I started out in the same manner as the previous card, stamping every other triangle-marked slot with the rose inked with light pink. For the image, I picked one of the roses from the Floriculture set.
I then created two simple masks from a repositionable note and placing them over two adjacent light pink roses. I then inked the rose with darker pink and, leapfroging the masks as I went, stamped in-between each of the light pink roses creating a full rose wreath.
To end off, I used a waterbrush to pick up the coordinating inks and fill in the roses with a light wash of color. I used another punched scalloped circle for the "Love You" message that I attached to the card, again using a pop dot.
|Stamps: Rose from Floriculture and sentiment from Snow Hugs (Rogue Redhead Designs)|
For the final card, I stamped the Sun from Florculture with yellow ink at the first slot. Without reinking, I moved over 3 slots and stamped again for a slightly lighter impression. I reinked, moved over another 3 slots and repeated the process. I added a layered Prima flower to finish off the circle and added the "Je t'aime" sentiment to complete a sunnier Valentine which is destined for my Mom's mailbox.
|Stamps: Sun and sentiment from Floriculture (Rogue Redhead Designs)|
So that's Rogue in the Round! Hope you enjoyed my simple set today!