There it is, my inspiration, right there front and center...the pinwheel. I love, love, love pinwheels and they are super simple to make in any color you want using Lil Inker Pinwheel dies. I started out making a pinwheel tag. I found some Fall color patterned papers and die cut my pinwheels. After I put them together, and before I fanned them in a circle to make the 6 part pinwheel, a little lightbulb went off in my head and I saw the tail feathers of a great, big Thanksgiving turkey. Can you picture it? Here's my version of a pinwheel turkey.
It kind of looks like a turkey, don't you think? I started my card off by embossing cream cardstock with Lil Inker Circles and Diamonds Stitched Pattern Die. I stamped my fall colors with the Darling Diamonds Stamp Set. I cut a frame using Stitched Mat Squares and popped the whole panel up with dimensional foam. My turkey is made using a Lil Inker Original Pinwheel die, and two Stitched Mat Circles. That red thing on the turkey...turns out the technical name for it is a Wattle (news to me), but I just call it the gobbler, is made from a holly leaf from Holly Jolly Dies. A little orange beak and some black stickles for the eyes and this turkey is done!