Here's a fun last minute Valentines Day card using the Echo Park Yours Truly range. It's always fun to have a bit of interaction with your projects so today I'm going to show you how to make an easy moving pinwheel for a card or layout.
Cut a perfect square and measure in 4 centre points. For example this square measures 7 x 7cm and I measured in 3cm from each corner which left me with a 1 x 1cm space in the middle.
Cut from each corner into the corresponding centre point.
Lightly curl and stick down every second point until you create the pinwheel effect. To make it less bulky for when we cut our centre hole, I chopped the tip off the points that were being stuck down.
Make a decent sized hole in the middle of the pinwheel (about .5cm) and place a brad embellishment through the hole.
Turn over the ends of the brad leaving room for the pinwheel to spin around.
Stick in place with a strong glue making sure the glue only touches the end of the brad and not the pinwheel. I used a hot glue gun so I could get a decent sized blob and it dried in place fast and firmly.
And there you have it! A simple but effective fun embellishment for your card or layout.
I changed my mind on the colour halfway through making the card hence why my final pinwheel is different on my card, I do that a lot! lol.
Supplies used: Echo Park Yours Truly Range, Bazzill Cardstock, Crystal Bling Brad, Paper Doilie, American Crafts Thickers, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pearl, White Gel Pen