I found myself taking some time off blogging this week and was enjoying being the observer of beautiful art, creating and crafting that happens all over the world. I did make a card during my siesta. This week's Make It Monday #104: Handmade Pinwheels caught my attention. Does anyone else remember the show "Pinwheel"...as in "pinwheel, pinwheel spinning around look at my pinwheel and see what I found?" Good times. Anyway, Ashley Cannon Newell did a video showing a couple of options for making pinwheels that are super easy, but so fun and capture the happiness from childhood.
I went with cutting a larger square and a smaller scalloped square to create a double layer pinwheel. All the patterned paper for this card come from Dear Lizzy's Neapolitan collection. This may be a slightly older collection, but it is gorgeous and perfect for spring and summer which can be mixed up with other Dear Lizzy collections or numerous collections and products.
I stamped the lined ray from Hello Sunshine in yellow on piece of white cardstock cut from Tag Sale #5 Die...this is an endlessly useful shape and paired with the Wine Bottle Tag Die makes an instant statement. I added a little border of the floral design (from a strip found on the sea breeze paper) to each side of the Wine Bottle Tag Die. I adhered my pinwheels to the tag and then adhered it all to a piece of white cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in soft stone ink. Last touch was a yellow enamel dot to the center of the smaller pinwheel.
There you have it...a pretty pinwheel card.
I hope you have a delightful Sunday and enjoy the Oscars!
A Note of Thanks card
Stamps: Hello Sunshine and Happy Trails, Papertrey Ink
Ink: lemon drops, Jenni Bowlin for Ranger; soft stone, Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: white, Georgia Pacific
Patterened Paper: Sea Breeze and Cheerful Notes from Neapolitan collection, Dear Lizzy/American Crafts
Other: square and scallop square Nestabilities, Spellbinders; Tag Sale #5 Die and Wine Bottle Tag Die, Papertrey Ink; Cuttlebug, Provo Craft; The Sweetest Thing Honey "Love" Enamel Dots, My Mind's Eye