I used the Season of Chic stamp set that’s been sitting on my shelf since last year and thought I would use it for today’s card using the pinwheel layout. I also used the co-ordinating Texture Chic Specialty Designer Series Paper for the pinwheel. It’s also been a long time that I made a card using the pinwheel layout. At the time I first made it, there were 1 1/4″ square punches. I kept the punch so it made the preparation of the 1 1/4″ squares very easy to produce.
The stamp set features the four seasons with images of snowflakes, leaves, shells and flowers and as spring will soon be here (hopefully), I chose the floral pattern from the DSP.
The card base is Soft Succulent paired with Petal Pink. I dry embossed a panel of Petal Pink with one of the new embossing folders available today which comes in a set of three embossing folders. The designs are flowers, hobnail-glass dots and crosshatch designs and I chose the crosshatch embossing folder for the card.
I cut two 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ squares in Soft Succulent to form the base for the pinwheel. I next cut 8 squares 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ in two different patterns. The DSP pattern has the flowers and I used the reverse side for the contrasting pattern.
I used the grid lines on the grid paper to line up the first 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ square in a diamond pattern and adhered the second one over it in square pattern. Next adhere each of the small squares starting at one of the points with one pattern and alternate the remaining squares. When adding the first square, place the adhesive to the right side of the square as the last square is adhered to the top of the second to last square on the left side and then tucked under the first square to complete the pinwheel.
I stamped the outline of the flower with Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder then stamped the flower with Petal Pink classic ink. I then die cut the flower and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The focal image was then adhered toward the top of the front panels with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment was stamped with Soft Succulent classic ink on Soft Succulent card stock and die cut with a Stitched Rectangle die and added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added to complete the card.
I added a panel of Basic White with a strip of DSP to the inside of the card.
- Soft Succulent: Card Base: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″; 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ (cut 2); scrap for sentiment
- Basic White: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (cut 2) one for front panel and the other for inside, scrap for flower
- Petal Pink: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, dry emboss with one of the Basics 3D embossing folder (Cross Hatch pattern)
- Texture Chic Specialty DSP: Flower Pattern cut 8 pieces 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″
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