Thursday, November 20, 2014

Twirly-Whirly Birthday

Good morning! Today I am posting a card that I have linked to two blog challenges, MOJO372 and Color Throwdown319.

The focal point on this card was spurred by Linda over at It is the Flat Pinwheel technique which is a technique that was popular 3 or 4 years ago, although this is the first time I have made one. I really enjoyed putting it together and there are endless possibilities for colors and papers.  

WARNING, these can become addictive!

I knew this would be work great for the MOJO sketch, and since I had to make a feminine Birthday card, the Color Throwdown  challenge was perfect.

I decided to use a retired SU stamp, Wishes Your Way, since it originally came with a matching Pinwheel die cut.

The pattern paper is just some I had in my stash. I was pleased it matched well with the the Pear Pizzaz. The Blushing Bride was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots EF.

To add the blue in the color combo, I used a strip of Night of Navy CS embossed with the retired Lattice EF,  matching ink and a circle punched with the 7/8" Scallop Circle punch. A Blushing Bride button, Candy Dots and some white Bakers Twine finished up my card.

I hope you make your Thursday a great one, and as always, go do something CRAFTY my friends!

Hugs from CA,


  1. Such a fun card! Love that pinwheel. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

  2. What a cool card! Love that you used the colors for a pinwheel!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  3. Really love the look of this flat pinwheel technique! Must give it a try sometime. So glad you were able to join us this week at Color Throwdown!

  4. I love your take on the sketch and you have used the colors beautifully!!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdwon Challenge!!!


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