my ABC’s wheel again! (and a sketch)

The My ABC’s wheel was the first thing I bought from the new catalog. I still haven’t used it for it’s intended purpose, though…LOL! Here’s my first card where I used it to make a road. Now I decided to make a masculine card and use it for a plaid background. 🙂 The wheel was repeated both vertically and horizontally to make the plaid design.
I also loved Jami’s paper-pieced boat and was anxious to try one myself. Paper-piecing is such fun and it’s been a while since I’ve done this technique. Just stamp the image onto cardstock, and then again onto patterned paper. Cut the patterned pieces out and layer onto the cardstock. Easy-peasy! I also cut the large smoke cloud out and layered it on. The smaller 2 clouds were made with a white gel pen and when they were dry I outlined them with a black marker to match the large cloud…..I love how they turned out! I also used the white gel pen on the life preservers. A red & green marker were used to highlight areas that were not paper-pieced. And I just had to add some doodled lines. 😉 “sharon in ne” noticed the little heart on my doodle in my last card with Anna’s kitty. I liked how that little heart accidentally popped into a card recently so now I have a hard time not putting one on….it’s like a little signature design I guess. LOL.

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stamps- My ABC’s wheel, Linen
cardstock- white, Thyme, Buckaroo, Vanilla, patterned paper-unknown
ink- black, Thyme, Caramel, markers- Brocade, Rose Red, Artichoke
access- circle punch, Word Window punch, gel pen, brads

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I threw this card together with some scrap pieces I had laying around and I liked how it all came together. So for all of you sketch junkies (like myself) I made up this sketch design. If you use this sketch to make a card, please post a link back here in the comments.

Edit a year later… if you make a card and upload on SCS, please use the keyword PCSC2.  I would love to see what you create!

8 responses to “my ABC’s wheel again! (and a sketch)

  1. I love the plaid background you made with the ABC wheel. I didn’t think much of it till I saw the finished results in your card!

  2. I usually just lurk on your blog, but the boat card just needed a comment. It is SO CUTE!!!
    I have all the truck stamps and wasn’t going to get the boat until I saw this card. Now I “need” it!

  3. You have given new dimension to that ABC wheel! You are so creative, Diane! I love this card!

  4. This is adorable, Diane!! And I LOVE the idea of the little heart “signature.” VERY COOL!! 🙂

  5. This is wonderful. Love the paper piecing on this.

  6. Yes. The heart doodle is a great signature all your own.

  7. I never would have thought to do this (or the road) with this wheel! So amazing! I love your doodled heart–a great signature. Love the sketch, too! Really a super cute card, Diane!

  8. so cute, I really want that set!

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