colourQ #66

Welcome back for another colourQ challenge! I hope you all had a fantastic New Year’s holiday! Last year went by so fast…and I’m definitely looking forward to what changes 2011 will bring!

We had an AWESOME turnout for last week’s challenge…I love that! It was definitely a challenge for me to decide who my top picks were for the week…there were so many fantastic entries to choose from!

On another note, I’m happy that we’ve had some sunny (and cold) weather lately, and this week’s colourQ challenge is perfect to express it!

Here’s my card!
Supplies: digital stamp (The Greeting Farm), paper (Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper), embossing folder (Sizzix), cardstock (Stampin’ Up!), markers (Copic), punches (Fiskars, Imaginisce), sentiment sticker.
For the background, I created a pinwheel pattern out of two different scraps of patterned paper.
You might have seen this before, but in case you haven’t, here’s a quick tutorial on how I put it together.
I used a scrap of cardstock the same size as the card front (4.25″ x 5.5″) and first divided it into fourths, then drew two diagonal lines from corner to corner, which would look like this:
So basically, you’ll cut two squares of paper #1 and two squares of paper #2. Each square will measure 2.125″ x 2.75″. Or, to make things easy, cut a strip measuring 4.25″ x 2.75″ from the two types of paper, then cut them in half down the middle.
Then assemble the triangles from each square like this:

I threw this tutorial together last night, and drew the pictures in Paint, so if there’s something that doesn’t make sense, please ask me! I’ll refine the pictures and make the directions clearer if I need to!
Thanks for stopping by to look at my card! The other colourQ Royal Court members have some GORGEOUS cards to show you! Make sure you visit their blogs! (You can find their blog links to the left, next to the mini picture of the colors for this week’s challenge!)