Saturday, February 12, 2011

Two Pinwheel Flower Cards

Large, cheerful pinwheel flowers. Please believe me - in real life, the orange pattern and solid colors truly look nice together! ... Edited April 6, 2011: I'm linking my card to the April 5 Pinwheel II tutorial on Operation Write Home's Stars and Stamps blog. For visitors from the OWH post, I linked this to show how a corner rounder punch can give a different effect. You can round just 2 corners of each square, but until you get used to the assembly process, it's safer to round 3 corners (placing the unrounded corner in the pinwheel's center). As I learned the hard way. Returning to my original post...

The flower petals are 1-1/4" squares with rounded corners (using a corner rounder punch).

Click here for my traditional pinwheel card with a link to Sheryl's excellent tutorial.

On the left side, my card stock is Hero Arts lilac (light purple) and iris (medium purple) with Hero Arts poppy (yellow), pine (dark green), and celadon (pale green). On the right side, I used an unknown patterned paper and Papertrey Ink melon berry (a lovely light orange that, unfortunately, my scanner sees as pink). My sentiment "Hello" is computer-printed with green ink in Lucida Calligraphy font.

Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (046b)


airbornewife said...

ohhhh... I like this design for the pinwheels. thanks for sharing ~ Pam

Julie said...

I really like the rounded corners on this! Looks awesome :)

K said...

i wonder if this would work with those square paint samples? thanks for the tutorial!