Monday, May 25, 2009

Faux pinwheel card

Last week's workshop wow demo challenge was the faux pinwheel card. Check out Lyssa's great tutorial here. Lyssa is a fellow SU demonstrator as well as a fellow Gone with the Wind fan!
For my card, I wanted to step it up a notch by adding some tone-on-tone embossing to half of my squares. I'm trying to use up as much of my In Color stuff as I can, so I chose a DSP that was Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette. My squares are 1 1/2". Lyssa used a punch for hers, but I decided to cut mine so the patterns would be cut straight. (Yes, I know it's an illness...) You can change the look of the pinwheel by changing the size of the squares and also by using contrasting colors rather than the tone-on-tone look I've used here.
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Boho Backgrounds, Sanded, Heard from the Heart; Paper: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Candy Lane DSP; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, VersaMark; Accessories: 5/16" brad, crafters tool kit, clear EP
Happy stamping!


Marilyn Goodrich said...

Love your pinwheel Jana! :-)

Laura Brown said...

Great card! I love how you stepped it up with the tone on tone embossed images.

Traci G said...

Love this, and it's perfect for summer!!

Lyssa Zwolanek said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Jana! Love what you did with this, the tone on tone embossing is great!