I recently (& reluctantly) shared a post in my LF Addicts group of my card using the LF Reveal Wheel. The first time I saw this die in action… I was like, whoa, I need to pair this with the Loads of Fun stamp set, which I had, but NEVER used til this project! How cute would it be to make the laundry go round and round in the washing machine?
I thought it was going to be easy. It was NOT. LOL. I think it was because I haven’t used the Reveal Wheel before, so I fumbled… A LOT with the mechanics and placement. I was just kinda figuring things out as I was going, problem solving most of the way! Hahahahah! Well, I was like, eh, let me just share it with my group since I did work really hard on it, LOL. My ever supportive group was sooo kind! ♥ My post got over 600 “likes, loves, wows” and some asked for a tutorial!
So here it is folks!
I first die cut all the pieces needed for the reveal wheel.
I laid the front panel on the grid to ensure equal distances on both sides as this card requires a square card vs a rectangle card. Use a pencil to mark where you are going to place the main die to cut off the bottom. This makes sure you get to keep that stitching detail!
Lay your cardstock down on the cutting pad and put the die down on that pencil line you marked, secure it with washi… and put the edge of the top cutting pad just along the bottom of the die. You only want to cut that bottom off! Run it through the machine and just be prepared that it will go “THUNK”. Like going over a speed bump hard! LOL
It should look the picture above! Perfectly squared and stitched!
Take the wheel you die cut and put it behind the mat and make sure those embossed lines get tucked behind that half circle where people will turn the wheel. I then held it up to the light to see and roughly marked with a pencil, the parameter of the scalloped wheel.
I placed it in my Misti because this tool always ensures that I get a great impression.. the first time.. ok.. second time! LOL. The laundry machine should get tucked in between the pencil markings so that you can make sure the mechanics will work properly.
I skipped showing you how I stamped and colored the image. Now at this step, you can do it 2 ways. On my first card I used a circle die and got really lucky with the placement and it cut out the hole perfectly. This time, I tried, it was wonky.. so I decided to fussy cut the hole, which was easy enough. If you don’t have a circle die, its ok! Cut an X in the center of the circle and bring the scissors from the bottom up. Cutting is a lot easier this way cause you can see where you are cutting.
I stamped out some clothes, laundry basket, soap etc.. colored and fussy but them out. You will not use all of the pieces, but its good to have options!
The final step before assembling the card, I put a piece of acetate to make it look realistic.
I adhered the round circle with some foam tape and placed it on the second layer of the card.
I took the wheel and used finger daubers to lay swirly Distress ink on the scallop circle to mimic water swirling. Stay within the embossed lines or it will show when the wheel is being turned!
I added some bubbles using blue ink and secured it on the brad. The most important step here is to make sure that you securely adhere a clothing big enough to the brad that the wheel sits on so it doesn’t show. But before securing anything down, I laid the front mat on top to make sure the placement of all my clothing items are in good spots. I doubled up on the foam tape to give the clothes wiggle room.
Everything was in place, so I secured everything down, placed the top mat down and added the arrow to show which direction to spin the wheel. I added the laundry accessories and did some simple shading underneath those accessories (to ground the images) and then I was done with the card front.
I added this sentiment inside to finish the card up. Below, you will see it in action!
Hope this tutorial was helpful in some way. Its a good starting point at the very least! LOL. I will admit that this one was easier to make then that first one. I used the required color scheme from the current Lawn Fawntatics challenge so I can enter it!
Here are the measurements and supply list!
(This will vary from person to person as it depends on where you place the die to cut off the “rectangle” into a square… which then will effect the colored mat and card base. add or subtract 1/4 inch as necessary)
- Top white mat- 3 3/4 x 4
- Stripe mat- 4 7/16 x 4 3/4
- Card base- 4 3/4 x 9 1/2 (scored at 4 3/4)
All the pieces (minus the window) to make the reveal wheel work needs to be cut out too!
- Little Bundle stamp set
- Loads of Fun stamp set
- Foam tape
- Double sided tape
- Liquid glue
- Ink pads
Thanks so much for stopping by! Let me know if you have any questions! -Hugs, Kim