Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Builder Wheels - have you tried them yet?

Last week I did a presentation at our group meeting on Stampin' Up!'s new "builder wheels". These are smaller wheels than the "regular" size wheels and you use them with the jumbo handle. There are multiple ways to use these - with a regular single color jumbo cartridge or with a triple cell color cartridge that you ink yourself and you can use 1, 2 or 3 wheels at a time, so you can customize whatever look you want!

This first card was made using an Old Olive jumbo cartridge and three of the builder wheels - You Did It, So Many Stars, and Striped (my personal favorite!). I simply wheeled them across some Very Vanilla cardstock, then added the 1-1/4" Old Olive Striped Grosgrain and some punched stars along with a layer of Old Olive cardstock and the card base of Very Vanilla.
This card uses the exact same wheels, but I used a triple cell cartridge that I had inked with Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, and Garden Green. The ribbon color was changed along with the layers of cardstock to coordinate with the ink colors. Same card and layout, but with the changes, it looks so different.

For the third card, I used two of the wheels, Striped and You Did It side-by-side, in Garden Green on Garden Green cardstock to create the background. Then I used the same wheels, but put a spacer between them so that I had a opening between them when I wheeled them (I used the same cartridge as above, there just wasn't a wheel where the Blushing Bride color was so it didn't show up) and tied some 5/8" Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon in the opening.
Are you seeing the possibilities? The triple cell cartridges come uninked so you can use whatever three colors you want. If you're stumped for what colors would work together, try looking at the colors used in our Designer Series Papers or check out the new Color Coach (pg. 165 IB&C) for some ideas. These wheels are just so much fun! I'll be back tomorrow with more samples using the Builder Wheels!

1 comment:

  1. Lots of possibilities even though I don't have the triple cell ones..nice cards!