Monday, July 9, 2012

Lab Partner & a FREEBIE!

Happy Monday!  Today is my day to post over at Pink by Design, and I have a fun little card, a tutorial, and a free .studio file to share with you today. YAY!  Here it is:

I got the idea for this fun wheel card from a card I saw in Paper Crafts Magazine a while back.  Here's the card I saw:

Isn't it adorable?  I decided to try making a card like this to feature the newest stamp sets I designed for Pink by Design: Mad Scientist and Radioactive.  


Here's how I did it:

First, I created a cutting file for the pieces of the card and cut them out using my Silhouette Cameo.  If you're interested, you can download the .studio file for free HERE.  Then, I started creating the background pattern for my card:

I stamped the atom image from the Mad Scientist set with VersaMark Watermark Ink.  I covered the entire card, front and back, with a random pattern. 

Then, I stamped some little heart electrons on the little atoms.  One of the fun things about this set is that you can choose what kind of electron you want on your atom (an open circle or heart, or a closed circle or heart).  That way, you can use it for a lovey-dovey project or for a project for someone who loves science.  Anyway, once I had stamped all of the little heart electrons, my background was done.

Next, I attached the a circle to my card using a brad.

I didn't want the back of the brad to show on the inside of my card, so I covered it with a slightly smaller circle.  Then, it was time to stamp some sentiments:

I stamped my first sentiment (from the Mad Scientist set) on the white wheel, centering it inside the speech bubble cutout.  Then, I turned the wheel until that sentiment was no longer visible and stamped my next sentiment.  Continuing in this way, I was able to stamp 4 different sentiments on my card.

Finally, it was time to add my little scientist from the Mad Scientist set.  I colored him with Copics, cut him out, and adhered him over the brad using foam tape.  I made sure to leave a space for the brad so the scientist would sit level against the front of the card. I used a black Copic marker to outline the speech bubble and the card base and added a little bling, and my card was all finished.  Here's what other sentiments I used:

This sentiment is from the Radioactive Stamp Set.

Hee hee...this one's also from Radioactive.

And finally...*giggle*...this one's from the Mad Scientist set.

Well, I hope you like my card!  Remember, you can download the .studio file for the card base if you like from here:

Oh, and don't forget this week's Pink by Design Ink it Pink Challenge.  This week, we'd love for you to show us some sparkle!  Createa project using PBD stamps and something sparkly or blingy, and link it up HERE by Tuesday evening .  I think my little atoms would qualify, don't you think? :)  I can't wait to see what you create! 

I'm also entering this in the Stamp It! Cards Love Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


  1. What a cute card Lisa! I Love it. Thanks so much for the freebie.

  2. What a cute card Lisa! I Love it. Thanks so much for the freebie.

  3. I love this Lisa! You are so creative :-) thank you for the freebie!

  4. I totally LOVE this:) More stamps to add to my wish list. Thank You for sharing the cut file;)

  5. Wow! That card is so super cool :) Thanks for sharing and offering the cut file.

  6. OH YES I am downloading this file!! How awesome is that!! I can't wait to try it out!!


  7. super cute card Lisa! love this idea!

  8. Oh wow I love this card! That science dude is so cute!

    Precious Hugs

  9. This is the absolute cutest card Lisa! Love the way you stamped the background as well! Can't wait to put this set to use too!!

  10. Holy Cow! This is freakin' Sheldon-Cooper-Big-Bang genius. Thanks for the studio file and the inspiration.

  11. Hey Lisa! Thanks for linking this up to the Love Card Challenge for Stamp It! Cards Week in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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