Tuesday, August 7, 2012

You Are My Whirl

I’m still having fun with my new stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps. This time, I used the Playful Pinwheels set along with this week’s Waltzingmouse sketch challenge for this fun little card.

I stamped the pinwheel outline image on white cardstock, then filled it in with one of the patterned images and one of the solid ones, then cut it out. After adding a big silver brad to the center, I used foam tape to attach it to a light blue circle. I used another piece of the wooden skewer that I first used here to make the stick for the pinwheel—1/8” ScorTape works well to adhere it.

The rest of the card’s pretty simple. I attached a green patterned paper panel to a blue card base and machine stitched around the edges, then layered on a pair of coordinating green cardstock strips and some light blue grosgrain ribbon before attaching the image panel on top. I stamped the set’s “you are my whirl” sentiment in the bottom right corner in blue ink. It's a little lost in the pattern, but I think it still shows up enough to get the message across.

Materials Used:
Playful Pinwheels stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Pear Tart and Bahama Blue inks (Tsukineko); Bashful Blue and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Creme de Menthe and Grass Green cardstock (Gina K Designs); Country Drive-Just Dandy designer paper (Echo Park); circle die (Spellbinders); light blue grosgrain ribbon (Michaels); silver brad; wooden skewer; foam tape


  1. Lori, this is just so sweet and the colors so bright and cheerful. I love that your used an actual stick for your pinwheel. Just too adorable.

  2. Lovin that pinwheel Lori! So fun and care free! Your stamping is beautiful and I love the colors!

  3. Wonderful summery blues and greens on this Lori! you big pinwheel is SO fun!

  4. What a cool and fun take on the sketch! Love your design and choice of bright beautiful colors!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at WMSC!
    Hugs, Karin

  5. Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at WMSC

  6. How fun!!! Love the pinwheel!!


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