Thursday, September 27, 2012


Here’s my card for this week’s Waltzingmouse sketch challenge. I went fun and whimsical on this one, using the large pinwheel from the Playful Pinwheel set for my focal image on a card that will be perfect for a birthday.

I stamped the pinwheel on white cardstock, then filled in the outline image with the matching images using pink and yellow inks. After adding a big clear crystal to the center and a wooden handle, I used foam tape to attach the pinwheel to a pair of layered panels.

I used coordinating patterned papers for the panels to cover the cardfront. Most of the card is covered in a dotted yellow pattern. A smaller multicolored striped panel runs across the lower portion of the card, topped with a strip of pink grosgrain ribbon. The image panel is set on top of the cardfront on an angle with the set’s “celebrate” sentiment stamped on a white corner rounded strip in pink ink.

Materials Used:
Playful Pinwheels stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Memento Dandelion and Rose Bud inks (Tsukineko); Barely Banana, Regal Rose, and Whisper White cardstock, Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon (Stampin’ Up!); Hip, Hip, Hooray 6x6 paper pad (Pebbles); clear crystal (Michaels); corner rounder; sewing machine; wooden toothpick; foam tape


  1. This card just screams 'celebrate' Lori! with the bright colors and big pinwheel! very fun!

  2. You always make these pinwheels looks so fun and happy - like a bright summer day! Beautiful! I love your stitching and the sentiment stamped in pink!

  3. Such a sweet, whimsical card Lori!

  4. Bright, cheerful - just fabulous! Love the real wooden handle to the pinwheel and touch of bling in the centre!

  5. What a bright, fun, fabby card!
    Love the pinwheel and mix of papers...
    a great take on this week's sketch!

  6. Cheery and oh so sunny in those colors. AWESOME stitched frame around the pinwheel, Lori!


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