Saturday, May 15, 2010

VC Rocks Blog Hop

Welcome to the first VC Rocks Blog Hop. If you came from Lori's blog, you're on the right track. If you started here, don't worry you can follow the blogs and it will bring you full circle.

Today I am showing yet another card that I created for a swap using Island Oasis DSP. I tried to show as many different patterns of the paper as possible, while still making it reasonable to reproduce. I came up with the pinwheel design. This is NOT my original design and there are many other tutorials out there for this, but this is what I did.

1 1/4" square punch
Word Window Punch
Build a Brad
3/4" circle punch
Cardstock  (Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red)
DSP (Island Oasis)
Ink (Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red)
Tropical Party Stamp Set
Pocket Sillouettes (sentiment)

1. Cut two 2 5/8" squares out of Rose Red cardstock
2. Fold both squares in half both ways and along the diagonals to find the centers.
3. Align the squares so the score lines on one of the squares folded in half line up with the score lines on the other square along the diagonal and the centers are on top of each other.
4. Punch four 1 1/4" squares out of one design of DSP and four more out of another design of DSP.
5. Start layering the squares on top of the base you created in step 3, alternating DSP designs. The last square will need to be tucked under the first square to finish the pinwheel look.
6. Punch out 3/4" circle out of another design of DSP and assemble the Build a Brad.
7. Put the Build a Brad in the center of your now completed pinwheel.
8. Finish the card as desired. I used Island Party to add a subtle design to the Pumpkin Pie cardstock and the word window punch to display my greeting on the Rose Red cardstock.

Hope you enjoyed this stop and now you are on your way to see the beautiful creation of Ellen Kemper here.

Thanks for stopping by!


Veronica said...

Love your card, Tina! TFS

Loni said...

Terrific card! Thx for sharing and being part of our Inaugural VC Rocks Blog Hop

Alexandria said...

Great card! I love the DSP!!

Brenda Hugar said...

Pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

Dee in N.H. said...

Love those colors together. Your style is great! (I looked at your other posts too!) Your Jan Tink CASE made me smile as I've done some casing too. LOL!

Mary said...

Cute card- I'm never very good with DSP but this looks like something even I could do!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

I love this pinwheel card! I haven't tried to make one of these yet, but this one may be the one that makes me try. thanks for sharing

Tea said...

Clever! What fun idea for this paper. Very Creative
Marti Crapo

Carey said...

I love looking at those pinwheel cards. I have SOOOOOOO much leftover DSP that I need to use or feed to Roscoe. Maybe this will have me get off my behind and make some. Great job.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Patrice said...

I like the look of this card!!! What a great idea. Nice Blog BTW!

jackielwatson said...

Love your card and what a great idea. I love pinwheels, and enjoyed the color combo.

Lori said...

I've been looking a the Build-a-Brads and wanting to try them. May have to order now..nice card!

Cards n Stamps in Bloom said...

Love the colour combo's. You make working with DSP look sooooooo easy - I admit I struggle at times!
tfs. gWEN

Kimber said...

Fun Fun Fun - pinwheels are my favorite!!

Anonymous said...

Cool card

Diane said...

Love the pinwheel and the DSP used.

Beantown Grasshopper said...

I love the pinwheel. It is such a happy card with the DP and colors.