Thursday, 23 July 2015

Faux Pinwheel card

Look out for the new challenge this morning at CAS Colours& Sketches. It's a sketch and it's a really great one, where there are so many different ways of using it.

I had all sorts of stamp sets out on my table for this one, but in the end I saw something on the internet that I wanted to try. It's called a faux pinwheel.

The other change I made is that I decided not to go with the square cards I usually do but to go tall and thin. I moved the panel up to the top of the card, as you can see.

  The sentiment is from Sweet Cake, one of the sets I was originally going to use, stamped in Daffodil Yellow

The card panels I used for the faux pinwheel, the closest match for Coastal Cabana, I embossed, using a Patchwork embossing folder. By carefully positioning the squares of card on the folder I could get a different effect on each square with just one pass through the Big Shot. The red, coral  and yellow DPs are all from my Stampin' Up stash, as is the giant brad. The pinwheel does actually turn as I only attached it using the brad.
If you are wondering about the colours, I had a little help from
The ColourQ Challenge with these gorgeous summery shades


  1. Fabby pinwheel! I love how you used this week's colors. Makes for a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

  2. Love the idea of each square of your pretty pinwheel having a different embossed pattern! Very clever!

  3. What a cool card! Your pinwheel is amazing! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

  4. Love that faux pinwheel, has the look of dimension without the bulk so great for the post. Also would be good on a scrapbook page I'm thinking.

  5. Thought it was teabag folding at first look. Love your faux pinwheel. I have already looked up the technique to have a go! Thanks Louise. Stef x

  6. That faux pinwheel rocks in the cheery color scheme! Very cool card, Louise!

  7. I love this Louise! The colours and textures are fab and I love that the pinwheel turns.
    Lizy xx


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Louise xx