Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A pinwheel for you

Well, sometimes time is a tyrant and there's just not enough of it to do everything we would like to do. So, predictably enough, tonight I only had time to make one card, which means the card I posted yesterday will stay in the class roster.

Tonight's card is a pinwheel card. Whenever I think about the best way to showcase a double sided designer paper I always think of pinwheels. They're fun and take me back to my childhood days. But for this card I knew that I wanted to do something other than just an ordinary pinwheel, so I made a pinwheel that actually spins. Of course it;s impossible to show the spinning in a photo and it's not the kind of spinning you see in a typical spinner card, since the pinwheel does not actually travel anywhere but merely spins on its axis. And you do need to push it along with your finger -- just blowing on the card doesn't quite do the trick. Still, if you're anything like me you don't mind having to manually spin the pinwheel. Just the fact that the darned thing moves is fun enough!

I will do a tutorial on this spinner card, but it will have to be after I come back from vacation. In the meantime, here are all the cards that we'll be making at the double your pleasure card techniques class in November. Each card will showcase fun ways to use the double sided designer paper. The class is on Monday, November 12, and the cost is $15.00. Contact me to register or for more information. I will get back to you as soon as I return from my vacation.

4 comments:

Tracy said...

I wish I could make it to your class it looks like it will be a great time and what a great idea for showcasing the DSP! Good luck with your class!

Cathy said...

Great cards. The stampers that comes to your class will have a lot of fun and learn a lot of cool things.

Robyn said...

Look forward to a tutorial on your return. Great card.

Andrea said...

Too cute! This would be fun for a Mom & Me class.