Background of Butterflies using Wheel Stamps

Today’s card share is an idea for how to use your wheel stamps.  It is a simple idea and just involves using a jumbo wheel to create a background for your card.  Hope you like butterflies!

In this case, I wanted to use the Butterfly Collection Jumbo Wheel.  I thought it would be a great set of images for the background of a card.  Here is what the wheel looks like:


So, to cover the entire front of my card, you only have to roll the wheel twice!  Not too hard, huh?  I used the same color ink as my cardstock to let you see the butterflies without it being too busy.  If you wanted it even subtler, then I would use Versamark as your ink.

Wheel Stamp Techniques:

  1. Start rolling your wheel before you get to your paper where you want the stamp to show up.  This headstart makes sure you are getting the right pressure and direction that you want.
  2. Ink up your wheel using ink pads for more color options.  Ink them up by rolling in one direction, like you were inking up a paint roller for your home.
  3. Use a thick plastic ruler to help guide your wheel when doing a second pass so you keep it going the direction you want it to go.

Want to see what I mean and more tips for Wheel Stamping?  I have a video on Wheel Stamp basics to talk about the different types of wheels and share a number of tips for successful stamping.  (if you are reading this in email, click here to see the blog post with the embedded video)

Stampin’ Supplies used

Stamps – Butterfly Collection jumbo wheel, Oh Hello
Ink – Wisteria Wonder, Primrose Petals, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz
Paper – Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Accessories- Corner Rounder punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Crushed Curry Chevron ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearl basics

Order any of the supplies and more in my online store

I’ll admit wheels are a bit neglected in my stamp collection, but they can be a lot of fun to use and perfect for the job.  So, grab your wheels and give them another go!

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