This card is quick and easy to make once you know the trick! Here’s what you need to get started:
Card Base in Real Red: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
Card Front in Whisper White: cut 5 1/4″ x 4″
DSP/Pretty Paper #1: (4) 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ squares
DSP/Pretty Paper #2: (4) 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ squares
Real Red squares: (2) 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ squares
Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
Sentiment is from Celebration Tidings Stamp Set
Real Red Ink
The first step is to build the pinwheel. Take your two squares and layer them as shown in the photo. When you are sure they are centered properly, trace around them on your grid paper. Then glue them together. I use the Tombow Multipurpose glue because it allows you wiggle room. Now you have a template on your grid paper for lining up subsequent squares when you make more of these pinwheel cards!
The second photo shows how you will glue only the RIGHT half of the first little square in place. That’s because when you get to the last little square, you will need to lift the left side of this square up in order to tuck the last square partway underneath. Each little square is glued into the point of real read larger squares, leaving a small border.
Here is my finished card…. I switched it up to a Mossy Meadow card base and ink just to show you another color combination.
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Chat’n’Craft with Lorraine Tierney