Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Brown and Cream Pinwheel with Stars


Playing with some new patterned paper.  Usually I think of pinwheels with bright, contrasting colors, but I like the subtle effect on this card.  And the star in the center adds some drama! 

Pinwheels are easy to do with this April 2011 Pinwheel II tutorial on Operation Write Home's Stars and Stamps blog.  (note: I prefer a wider border, so my background squares are 2-3/4" instead of the tutorial's 2-5/8")

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink rustic cream (speckled card base), vintage cream (star and sentiment), dark chocolate (brown), and Dearest Jane patterned paper (book prints).
  • Dies are Papertrey Ink medium star from seeing stars (brown star) and My Favorite Things Die-namics stacking stars (cream star). 
  • I edged the pinwheel squares with E53 Copic marker.
  • The sentiment "Thinking of you" is computer-printed in brown ink with Bookman Old Style font (outline, no fill).   The stars with the sentiment are Monotype Sorts font (bold), capital letter O. 
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." (171)

1 comment:

Monica K. said...

Great card, Cindy! The pinwheel effect looks so neat, especially with the book paper. Glad you're enjoying your paper!!