Monday, July 29, 2013

CADB Post: Designer's Choice

Hi everyone, it's time again for me to post to the Card A Day Blog. This week we are able to create a card using a theme of our own choosing. I decided to post one of the cards that I made using stamps from a stamp set that I just recently purchased, from The Stamps Of Life, Pinwheels 2 Stamp. When I saw this stamp set, I decided I just had to have!

To make my card, I started with a 5.5" x 4.25" white card base. For my base layer, I cut a piece of purple chevron paper from the Recollections Chevron paper pack, cut to 5.25" x 4", then added it to the top of my card base. For the mat for my stamped image, I cut a piece of light green card stock, cut to 4.5 x 3.5, added a piece of white card stock cut to 4" x 3", inked the edges with green ink, adhered that piece to the top of the green one, then placed it on top of the chevron paper at an angle.

For my sentiment, I used the " Have A Spintastic Day!" stamp that was included in the Pinwheels 2 Stamp set, stamped on a piece of white card stock cut it to fit, then added that on top of a light purple mat cut just a bit larger then my sentiment. I added a piece of green polka dot ribbon to the left side, then attached that to the mat.

Now comes the fun part, the pinwheel. I had so much fun making these. I stamped the large pinwheel using black ink, then used the corresponding triangle stamps to stamp the patterns on the pinwheel using purple and orange ink. I then did the same with the smaller pinwheel. I cut my pinwheels out, layered the small one on top of the large one, then added a purple brad to the middle. I then added the pinwheel to the mat at an angle using dimensional tape.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I made my pinwheel card. I think this had to be one of the most fun cards I have made so far. I could see using this stamp set for many different occasions just by changing the colors.

If you have the time, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think about my card, and be sure to check the Card A Day Blog each day for some great card inspiration, and if you like challenges, check out our monthly challenge for the chance to win a great prize!

1 comment:

Tina Campbell said...

That is a super cute card! I think it would cheer anyone up