By popular demand! After seeing this card by our featured cardmaker, Denise, so many of you asked for a tutorial, we just had to bring you one!
I’ve seen three different techniques called a “Pinwheel” card. We had a previous tutorial on one of them here. Several places I looked called today’s technique a “Faux Pinwheel,” but I’m just calling it “Pinwheel II.”
Start with two squares measuring 2-5/8″ and eight squares (four each of two contrasting papers) measuring 1-1/4″.
Adhere the two large squares to each other at right angles to make the base for the pinwheel. If you have a hard time getting them straight, try using a piece of graph paper as a guide.
Alternate the smaller squares and adhere them to each corner of the base.
NOTE: On the first square, only adhere the right side of the paper to the base. When you get to the last square, you will have to raise up the left side of that square to slip the last one under it.
Place a brad or a button in the center for embellishment.
The dimensions of the other panels on this card are:
Card base – A2 – 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″
Background layer – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second layer – 3-3/4 x 4-1/2″ (partially covered by the ribbon) I had fun with this paper, and made another sample. 🙂
Here’s a great video tutorial I found on youtube. She goes a step further and even makes her pinwheel spin!
Thanks to all of you who requested this week’s tutorial topic. If you have suggestions for a tutorial, or would like to share one of your own, please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.