Technique Tuesday – Pinwheel technique

By | July 27, 2021

HI there

We are in the last week of the July Designer Series Paper (DSP) promotion. This week my featured DSP is the Pansy Petals. This paper is part of the Pansy Petals Suite – you can see all the products included in this suite on page 28 and 29 of the Annual Catalogue. To create the Pinwheel technique you need eight squares of DSP – four of two designs.

For my first card I used both sides of the one paper – the ‘busy’ with the ‘plain’. The squares measure 1 1/4″ and are adhered to two squares of Blackberry Bliss cardstock measuring 2 5/8″. These have been adhered on top of each other – one in a ‘diamond’ orientation and the other in a ‘square’ orientation. The next step is to adhere your pieces of DSP to the cardstock base. For the first square only place adhesive on the right hand side otherwise you won’t be able to slip the last square underneath it. To cover where all the corners of DSP meet I used the largest Polished Pink new 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.

For my background Basic White mat instead of dry embossing it I used the new Stitched Greenery Die which doesn’t cut out but gives this wonderful stitched pattern. You use it in the same way you would with our normal dies – Platform/Cutting Plate/Cardstock/Die/Cutting Plate and then run it through your die cutting machine. I think this is going to become a favourite and will go with so many different stamp sets and dies.

I made a second card with this same Pinwheel technique except this time I matted each piece of DSP before adding it to the cardstock base.

I also used two different sheets of DSP – one the ‘busy’ design like the first card but teamed it up with a gingham design in Fresh Freesia. The DSP squares are still 1 1/4″ and have a 1 3/8″ cardstock mat in Blackberry Bliss and then the two squares are 3″. Adhere the DSP to the small mats and then adhere together as per the above card.

The sentiments for both cards use the ‘happy birthday!’ from Turtle Friends and has been heat embossed in white on Blackberry Bliss. The sentiment has been die cut using the label die from the Beautiful Trees dies.

Don’t forget to check out the selected DSP that is part of the July promotion – last day is Monday 2nd August. Contact me if you would like to place an order.

Until next time …

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