This week the Global Design Project Challenge is all about animals. I designed a card that would allow me to show a technique card and feature an animal in the design. Thus, a spinner card was born! This will not be the fastest card you will ever make but it goes together nicely in a short period of time if you make a plan. My 5 year old son’s favorite book is titled “Shhh! We have a plan!”, so I will break down my plan for you all, lol.
I started off knowing what image I wanted to use for the spinner. When making a choice, it’s good to know in advance if your image will work well to spin and look good from both sides. Imagine a letter B to be the focal image. Now take that letter B, make another cut out image and glue it behind the first B. Does it align in a way that the pieces line up? No it does not line up in the way that the letter A would align. The letter A is symmetrical and the letter B is not. So, in choosing an image, I would go with something symmetrical as not to distract from the design of the card. One way to solve the image is to stamp onto a circle, 2 times and glue the circles back to back.
Once ready to glue these pieces back to back, sandwich a piece of twine inside that will hold it suspended in the middle of your cut out spinner area. Now you are ready to add a paper layer that will secure the twine in place. Patterned paper or card stock will work, I used patterned paper. For adhesive I used something strong, that was tear n tape. This card measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, standard US card size.
To make the spinner cut out area I used layering circle dies. I wanted the area to be framed, so I used a die that was one stop larger than the diameter of the hole. This allows the card stock to create a frame. For the inside of the card I chose a coordinating color that would not contrast from the front. With this type of card, the inside of the card shows through the window. I am happy that the Petals &Paisleys DSP has matching ink color. I was able to use two different patterns in the same color and match cardstock to make the project work together. The sentiment I used is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂
Thank you for stopping by the blog today. Do you make Thanksgiving cards? Today’s card is a great idea to make a wow card and especially to get the kids involved. Great swap card idea as well, hint hint 😉 Let’s make it together!
YOUR Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
JOIN THE SWAP!
As Demonstrators prepare for OnStage in November, we will all be busily making “swap” cards. For those unable to go to OnStage, they do not get to experience the swap on a large scale. If you would like to participate in an “Across the Miles Swap”, please contact me to sign up. Here is how it will work: You will need to sign up to participate by November 15th. Once we close off the sign up date, I will contact you to let you know how many cards to make for swap. You will get back as many as you send in. If you want to swap one card, then sign up to send in one card. If you want to swap with all participants, I will let you know how many to make and that’s how many you will send in and get back. This is a great way to share your work with others and to see what everyone else is doing. I do not anticipate this swap to go too big but if it does then I will break us into groups so as not to have everyone make a ton of cards. Are you ready to join the swap? You have until Nov 15th to sign up. Let’s make it together!
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