I just unmounted my first wheel! *gasp!* I have bought some wheels with the express purpose of unmounting them, but I just haven't gotten my nerve up to take the plunge. It was scary, and a bit liberating. I just snipped the seam with my Craft & Rubber Scissors, and then pulled it off. Not hard at all.
Why? I wanted to recreate a border I saw in a past Stampin' Success (demo magazine). It uses multiple colors, and I just don't feel confident it getting it inked right and stamped straight.
What now? Well, I am going to mount it on my clear blocks with double-stick tape, put a mouse pad under my project, and then stamp with it (the mouse pad provides the cushion). So let's go!
[insert jeopardy music - LOL!]
Well, I'm back. The unmounted wheel stamping went pretty well. It isn't as crisp as I would like it, but it may be my rubber needs cleaning first (not sure if I have used this wheel yet).
I dug up an old Mojo Monday sketch to help fill out the card. And I wanted to use a color combo I love, Tangerine Tango and Chocolate Chip.
Well, although I like the card, I think I got off the path. This was to be a card for my nephew, and I think I might have tipped the girly scales when I was following the sketch, thinking that butterflies would be a good background for trees, scallop edge punch, etc. Oh well. I did manage to refrain from sewing.
Stamps: Trendy Trees, Funky Forest wheel; Paper: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Bashful Blue DSP, Old Olive DSP, Certainly Celery DSP; Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive marker, Chocolate Chip marker; Accessories: Old Olive ribbon, Scallop Edge punch, Dimensionals.
Have you thought about unmounting a wheel stamp? They are very economical at $6.50-8.50. And some wheels have great sentiments!
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