Monday, October 10, 2011
one card 2 ways
I attended a class sponsored by some friends while I was visiting out of town last summer and got to make this beautiful card designed by Daryl. It's called a pinwheel card because it looks like a pinwheel once it's finished.. awesome card which seems like it would have hard to make but it's really quite easy. Thanks, Daryl and Carol for inviting me to your class, I had a great time and can't wait to come back and stamp with you guys again! This card used beautiful pinks and pastels and the DSP used was Cheerful Treat, a 12x12 hostess only decorative paper pack which definitely lives up to it's name. The Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder provided the texture underneath along with a strip of Melon Mambo scalloped polka dot ribbon. /The "friend to friend" greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes punched out with the Word Window punch then layered on the Modern Label punch with a tiny little pearl on each side. Cute card, eh?
So, when I got home, I just couldn't resist putting together a pinwheel card to share with my demonstrator group....since I didn't have Cheerful Treat DSP, I opted to go for the spooky spider look with Frightful Sight (or it is Frightful Night? I will have to check on that) but it's a Halloween themed decorative paper. I went with a green card stock, to be perfectly truthful I can't remember which green it is...might be Old Olive but it's hard to tell from the photo, there are so many greens in our Stampin' Up! color palette right now that it's hard to keep them all straight sometimes! At any rate, I used a new embossing folder for the texture in the background...it's called "Houndstooth" and I really like the look of it, a nice pattern for any card but suitable for a masculine card when you need one. I decided not to mess with perfection so I used some scalloped polka dot ribbon, black for the card and the Happy Halloween greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes layered with the same punches and since the greeting was a little bit longer I skipped the pearls on the greeting but did put one in the center on a little bit flower punched out of the Punch trio. Want to know a secret? I used that little flower in the center on purpose...figured it would work well to cover up any little boo boos in aligning the squares for the pinwheel....always good to have a back up plan, right? Hope you liked the card....if you are interested in more details on how to do it, just leave me a note and let me know, maybe I can put together a little tutorial of sorts. Don't go expecting anything fancy videos, just a photo or two but only if there are people interested in seeing how to make this card so leave me a comment, ok?