I started by stamping the pinwheel from Pinwheels and Popsicles (Flourishes) onto three small pieces of white cardstock. I also stamped the pinwheel onto three different colors of papers from the Vintage Bliss 6x6 paper pad and then I cut these pinwheels out. After I colored the sticks with a gray Copic marker, I paper pieced (a fun technique from Technique Junkies) the colored pinwheels onto the white papers.
Next, I cut the rainbow striped paper from the Vintage Bliss 6x6 paper pad and adhered it to a gray card base. I added a small strip of gray cardstock across the background and then adhered my three pinwheels to the card with some Joy Foam Pads. Some Mother of Pearl Rhinestones were affixed to the centers of each pinwheel.
For the ribbon, I pulled out some Distress Stains - Peacock Feathers, Brushed Pewter, and Weathered Wood. I smooshed some of each color onto my nonstick craft mat, spritzed it with water, and then smooshed some Chalk White Seam Binding into the ink. I crumpled it up into my hand and then set it aside to dry. Once it was dry, I wrapped it around the card and tied it into a bow. The last thing I did was stamp the sentiment, also from Pinwheels and Popsicles (Flourishes), cut it out with a circle die, matted it to a gray scallop circle, and adhered it to the card right over the ribbon.
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Just Inspirational - Paper Piecing
Crafting from the Heart #20 - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow