What better way to evoke the spirit of summer than with hand crafted pinwheels! In this tutorial, I will break down how to make an oversized 7 x 7-inch card with spinning wind mills made of Vertigo sheets (my must-have craft item). The chevron shapes and the spiral stencil used to create an imaginary air movement of the wind on the card’s background helps create the mood. And the best part of this card is the windmills actually spin!
Time: 1 hour
Cut the Vertigo sheet in 2 x 2-inch squares. Mark the center and leaving about a ¼ inch cut from it, cut towards all corners.
Color the Vertigo squares with the StazOn inkpads in Azure and Teal Blue.
Fold and sew the corners to form wind mills. Open a hole in the center to set a brad.
Cut a 6 x 6-inch white cardstock and color using Memento Bahama Blue and Teal Zeal inkpads with the swirl pattern stencil. Use a large sponge dauber to ink the places where the wind mills will be placed.
Open two holes and set eyelets.
To create the stem of the pinwheel, stamp with a thin long border embellishment with VersaMark and heat set the black embossing powder. I used the stitch design from Viva Decor Tailoring Backgrounds, but you can use any stamp that is similar.
Die cut the chevron design and distress with the Memento Bahama Blue.
Stamp the words “Celebrate” and “everyday” on pieces cardstock and hand tear around the words to create a distressed look. Color die cuts of the chevron with the Memento Tangelo.
Glue all the elements using the On Point Glue. Cut a 14 x 7-inch long piece of cardstock. Score the middle of the long side and fold. Glue on the front of it the 6 x 6-inch embellished cardstock.
- StazOn -Teal blue, Azure
- Memento – Bahama blue, Teal zeal, Tangelo
- Imagine embossing powder black
- Vertigo sheets – Prism
- On Point Glue
- Sponge daubers
- White cardstock
- Marianne Design Embossing Folder & Cutting Die – Tyre Tracks Chevrons DF3407
- Dutch Doobadoo Mask Art Stencil – 6×6 Spiral #715600
- Viva Decor A5 Clear Silicone Stamps Set – Tailoring Backgrounds #84
- Brads and eyelets
- Hole puncher
- Heat gun
- Thread and needle