Thursday, January 1, 2015

w&w 1st Birthday Bash | In Rotation Technique Challenge with Kelly


I'm guessing if you're like me, you love getting more than one use out of your stamps. Sometimes it's a justification for adding more goodies to your collection, and other times the process (or challenge) of figuring out how to alter an image adds to our creative pleasure. This challenge expands on that theme. We'd like you to chose one Winnie & Walter image and rotate that image multiple times on your project.

A typical outcome of stamping an image in a circle is to create a flower, like on this card. Can you tell what stamp is used to create this flower?

It's the scarf from Stampets: Penguin! The two ends of the scarf make the sides of the petals, and the neck of the scarf makes the orange center. Once you have the outline stamped, it's fun to pick which colors to fill the different sections.

You can also rotate a word to make a background. In this case, the word "happy" is also part of the card's sentiment. Knowing that this particular word has a long tail on the end of it, you may envision ahead of time how that would create a segmented circle with a filled center. The long tail also helps space the words out so that they are pretty readable.

 Here's a tip for this technique. It's helpful to pick a benchmark so that each time you rotate the stamp it's a consistent distance from the last stamped image. In this case, each time I turned the "happy" stamp, I lined the top of the "y" to be slightly higher than the top of the previously stamped "y's" loop.

We'd love to see what you can make from rotating a single Winnie & Walter stamp (or die!)



Link up your take on this challenge for a chance to win a $50.00 gift card (gift code) to the w&w shop.  One random winner will be chosen.

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  1. Kelly is the queen of thinking outside the box. Awesome inspiration!

  2. Love this technique. Hope to join the festivities. Happy 2015!

  3. What a fun idea and your cards are so clever. I am really excited to try this. Thanks Kelly!

  4. Now this looks like a lot of fun. Maybe not up to your standards (Fab cards) but I'll give it a go.

  5. So clever - looks like there is plenty of time to join in the fun :-)

  6. FUN cards and FABULOUS stamping Kelly :)

    I look forward to taking up your challenge and having some INKY ADVENTURES!!!

  7. aww!! love this challenge!! It is really interesting!!
    Moxie Craftie

  8. What an awesome technique and beautiful cards !! ..Time to put on the thinking caps for this one :)

  9. Love when you can use stamps in new ways...great challenge.


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