by Jennifer Svare
Hello! It's great to be back on the Poppystamps team, and just in time for this fun collaboration with Rinea! I would like to demonstrate how these beautiful foiled papers are double-sided, and perfect for making pinwheels!
If you've never made pinwheels, the first thing to know is they are super simple, and don't take much paper or foil. Each pinwheel only takes 4 small squares measuring 1-3/8". Check out the video below for how I made these.
Because Rinea's foils are double-sided, it looks like a lot more paper was used; for example, the solid foils have colors on one side with gold on the other. When folded, it shows both sides and colors! The card below is 8-1/2" x 3/5".
Once the pinwheels were assembled, I used the flowers from the Floral Cluster to create gold foiled blooms for the centers. Each flower center was embellished with a dot of matching Fairy Sugar glitter glue. The colors matched perfectly and the dots look and sparkle like a crystal! The card below has the Pintpoint Rings craft die as a subtle background behind each pinwheel.
For my next card, I chose the Butterfly Symphony as the background, and love how there is so much movement in the "whirl" surrounding the butterflies - almost like a breeze that is spinning the pinwheel. I also added in a section from the Hill and Valley Grass, and a thin strip created the stick for the pinwheel to be hidden behind the grass.
Everything was kept white except for the pinwheel and the foil behind the butterflies. I used small scraps to cut just the butterflies out of various colors, and inlaid them before gluing the butterflies into place. This way, the wings can sit up off the page, and there is a splash of color that shows through underneath.
These go together really quickly, and I had to much fun making several today. The foils work beautifully in many creative ways - thank you for stopping by today!