Wednesday, November 28, 2012

You Blow Me Away

Here’s my card for this week’s Waltzingmouse sketch challenge. I took a break from wintery themed cards to create this whimsical one in pastel colors.

I used the large pinwheel image from the Playful Pinwheels set as my focal image. The different sections are stamped in a combination of pink and blue inks. I used the solid stamp for the paler pink and the dotted one for the darker blue.

I used those same colors for the panels on my card. I found a blue on white dotted paper, the reverse of what I used on the pinwheel, for the pair of fishtail strips on the cardfront. A larger scale pink and white dotted strip runs across the fishtail strips. The pinwheel is set over that using foam tape. Since this is going out in the mail, I decided to leave off a stick for the pinwheel. The set’s “you blow me away” sentiment is stamped in blue ink for a soft look.

Materials Used:
Playful Pinwheels stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Tsukineko Angel Pink and Tuxedo Black inks (Tsukineko); Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Happy Day 6x6 paper pad (My Mind’s Eye); Fishtail Flag Stax die (My Favorite Things); pink grosgrain ribbon (Morex); blue crystal brad (Making Memories); foam tape


  1. So smart! Love the big pinwheel over the banners...and the layer of ribbon behind it Lori. Very cute card and a nice break from Christmas cards!

  2. Oh this is so pretty - love the cool pastel colours!

  3. Love the pastels and fun pinwheel Lori!

  4. Lori, such a sweet card. Can you believe I still don't have that adorable pinwheel stamp yet? Need to add that soon. I always enjoy seeing your cards using it.


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