Monday, August 10, 2020

The Greetery Pinwheels and Distress Ink

Someone closest to me in this world is a friend I met in high school; and people, that was a very long time ago. I have known this person for nearly 56 years. We had just moved back to the states from Japan, and I was starting high school at a new school, in a new town, where I didn't know anyone. I met her in the girls bathroom, where we were both hiding during lunch. Who knew we would be friends for life? She is almost exactly a month older than I am, and I have spent a lifetime teasing her during that month about being old. Then it's my turn.

This birthday is a big one for both of us; and it had to be the Pandemic year that we turn 70! 
Here is another card I made for her a few years ago.

Can I just say that I love the products from The Greetery? Betsy Veldman's sense of design is amazing, and she really thinks of every little detail. The layering stencils that are part of this set are incredible...easy to use, festive and beautiful. I used Jennifer McGuire's technique of constructing a quick jig to make multiple panels. You can see her post here

I used Distress Inks in rainbow colors. You can use more than one color on each pinwheel, but I chose to use tone on tone, so each pinwheel is done in one color, but the second inking was a lighter application (I actually just used what was left on my brush from the first inking.

The stencil set has 4 layered stencils, plus some individual pinwheels and masks

Once I had inked a number of panels (so I have more for future use) I took one and cut it with the Greetery's Crimped Edge die. I can't stop using this die for the beautiful edge it gives to my panels.

Next, I got out an old die set that I have from PTI, which die cuts large numbers. I die cut the 70 from the panel and also from black craft foam, and popped it up in place. The sentiment is from another Greetery set called Birthday Blooms.

I sent her card a week ahead, so I hope it gets there in time. Either way, I'm sure we will be chatting on the phone or FaceTime on or near her birthday, as we do every year.

Products Used:
The Greetery GSTE-009 Pinwheel Party Stencil
The Greetery GS-18-015 Birthday Blooms Stamp Set
The Greetery GD-M-016 Crimped Frame Die Set
PTD-0341 By The Numbers Mats
Distress Ink: Abandoned Coral,
Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade,
Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers,
Wilted Violet
Black Craft Foam
Neenah Solar White 80# & 110# cardstock
So Silk Black Style Cardstock
Gina K Jet Black Amalgam ink


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Christine! And now I will remember that your birthday is the same day. Happy Birthday to you!

  2. I don't normally like pinwheels, but these are very nice. Love the colors you used. Hopefully your friend won't read this blog before she gets the card! From Laura Pervier

    1. Thanks Laura! Turns out she got the card on her birthday and did not see this post until later that night. Thank goodness!


Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! Please visit me again soon.