Thursday, January 19, 2012

Monochromatic Spinny Card

Hi, everyone, Kelli here!

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 Today I have a monochromatic spinny type card to share with you.  I actually don't really know what to call it, lol!  I can't call it a spinner because that is something totally different!
I used one of my new favorites, the Large Polka Dots Background stamp for the card base.  I just stamped it in VersaMark because I wanted it to be very subtle and not compete too much with the polka dots on the top layer.  I also used the Sewing Chic stamp set for the main image and the sentiment.
First, here are a few pictures of the completed card followed by the tutorial.  Let's get started!

For the main parts of the card you will need your card stock layers, a circle punch and two punched images that will serve as your main spinny element.  Also, some embroidery floss which isn't pictured.

You first want to figure out where your punched hole is going to be in your card.  I used a piece of copy paper just to find out where I'd want it to be and stuck it down and then punched it out.  I don't trust myself to punch the hole in the middle without a template, haha.  The circle size I chose to use was 1 3/4".

It's hard to tell, but in this picture I've already punched the turquoise piece with the circle punch.  I then adhered it (using temporary adhesive) to my white layer which is just 1/8" larger on each side.  Then I punched out the center circle again (in the white piece).  After this I needed to punch one more circle in the card base so that the hole would go all the way through.  Unfortunately my punch wouldn't reach where I needed it to so I just traced the circle and then used a craft blade to cut it out of the card base.  It was really easy and came out just fine.  I had a moment of panic when the punch wouldn't slide all the way down, lol!

Here's what I chose for my main element.  I stamped the spools of thread on white card stock and punched them out using a 1 1/4" circle punch and then layered them on a 1 3/8" turquoise circle.  These are going to have to fit easily (with space to spare) in the circles we punched earlier.  Sandwich the string up and down between the two stamped images.  I used liquid glue so that I could be sure it would hold.

After that, tape the top and the bottom of the string to the white layer, trim the tails of your string and then adhere the polka dotted top layer over it.  This will hide your string and make the fun spinny element.  Then you'll just want to adhere this layer to the card base (lining up the punched holes) and you're done!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!!!  :)
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  1. Kellie very cute, TFS!
    love blue...

  2. very nice, I am going to have to make one tonight :)

  3. I just love this card. Very cute. Fun colors!