Thursday, January 10, 2008

Re-purposed, What??

Do you know what this is?

Here is a hint: It is used for sewing.

Now do you know?

That is correct a Tracing Wheel. What have I gone and done with a Tracing Wheel that is made for sewing, scroll down and have a look see.

To make this card I used Cranberry Crisp, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla and Recollections DP. The stamp sets used are So Very, Roses in Winter and the sentiment stamp is from Gingerbread Rubberstamps out of Arlington, SD.

I have wanted to make one of these bookmark cards for a while now, my Sister gave me one for my birthday a few years back and I have kept it in my to do file. This time of year I can't afford new toys so I challenged myself and a fellow blogger to come up with an alternative to the SU multi purpose tool. This is what was thought of and here is how I used it.
1) Lined up my paper in the paper trimmer to 2 1/2"
2) Put down the paper holder with the cutter moved all the way to the top
3) Ran the tracing wheel beside the paper holder so it would run in the track
That is how I got my perforation line for the bookmark.

I then said what else can this do, so I wheeled my way around the focal image creating a series of lines (I should have stopped for the night if you look close the left hand side has issues), tomorrow is another day after some rest and with some luck hopefully I can wheel a straight line.

This card is borderline for Valentines but I plan on sending it to my BFF that lives in Ohio. We have been friends since the first grade and she is the Godmother to our children, I thought this would make a great Valentine for her.

Have you challenged yourself lately?
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Happy Stamp Day!


Wanda said...

I LOVE this card. You have my address!! LOL

Cheryl said...

This is a stunning card and your friend is going to adore it forever. I have GOT to make one of these. Maybe today, if you don't mind me CASEing you. What are the measurements. You just ooze talent Sara!!!