Hey Stampers! Today's project is one that uses the Sparkle & Shine(116542) wheel from the Holiday Mini Occasions catalog. I have seen several blogs where the artist(cause really that is what we are) has taken the rubber from the wheel and used a clear block as an alternative way to stamp the image. i love the wheels but I don't use them a lot because I don't always like the way the image stamps. So I decided to take the plunge with this wheel figuring at the worst I would hate and figure out a way to put it back on the plastic of the wheel and at the best like the way it works. So this is what my "stamp" looks like (top left). I like the way it stamps this way better but I do need to get a longer acrylic block. I have discovered since trying this that you really can't put back on the plastic wheel and I am not going to do this with all my wheels but I really liked the image on this one and that is why I tried it with this. Ok, onto the project. I started with 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Night of Navy card stock which I cut at 4 1/4 on the 8 1/2 side. I scored my card stock at 5 1/2 on the 11" side. I folded the score line and then I took my Scallop Edge punch and used it on both the top and bottom edges of the card. Then I took my stamp and inked it with Silver Encore ink and then sprinkled that with some special embossing powder that I have that gives it a 'tinsel' look. Then I took my Basic Grey taffeta ribbon and added that to the card under the image and added a bow. On the inside I stamped "welcome Christmas into your heart" from the Heard from the Heart set that is the Fall/Winter catalog. This is really a clean and simple card but is a little more labor intensive because of the embossing that needs to be done but other wise it is very simple. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by. The pictures got a little out of order sorry about that.
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