I love creating Pirouette backgrounds, but I'm always looking for ways to turn the products I have in my stash into something new. I have to confess - I'm not a super creative stamper, but I had an idea and I couldn't let it go! I wanted to create a "reverse" pirouette. I wanted the pattern to come in from the outside instead of starting at the center and branching out. After a while of sitting at my desk trying to think of a creative way to accomplish my idea I got frustrated and walked away. Then it hit me! I would create a traditional pirouette and then cut it up and piece together my background!
I started my card just like I would to create a traditional circular pirouette. I cut a piece of cardstock to 4.25" square and placed it onto my Pirouette Pattern Template and stamped multiple images from the Trick or Treat Pirouette Stamp Set using Raven, Plum Crazy, Tropical Sea, In Your Face Orange, Dan-D-Lion, and Alloy Hybrid Inks. The process of stamping and turning and stamping and turning is quite easy and builds beautiful backgrounds! You can watch the process in my video above. Once my background pattern was complete I cut my paper in half at 2 1/8" and then in half again so that I had four 2 1/8" squares. I placed them on my desk the way they were originally meant to line up and turned each of them twice so that the inside portion was now facing towards the corners. VOILA! It's perfect!
I stamped a spider web, some ghosts, and a sentiment from the Trick or Treat Pirouette Stamp Set and added them to my background with foam tape. I cut a piece of patterned paper from the Haunted Halloween 6x6 Paper Pack to 4 3/4" square and mounted all of my pieces onto a 5" square card. That's it! It's so easy and I LOVE the way it turned out!