Sunday, May 31, 2009

Suspension Spinner Card

We made this Suspension Spinner card in my Stamp Club in May. It's kind of hard to see in the picture, but the white circle is textured with the small dots (the dimpled side is facing out here) and is supposed to be a golf ball. The ball is suspended on a piece of fishing line. If you "wind" it up before you close the card, it will spin when the card is opened!

Here's a side view to see the detail on the golf ball. I used a little Going Gray and rubbed it over the dimples to highlight them a little more.

This is an easy card to put together! Start by punching a 1-3/8" Circle in the Basic Gray card. I put the punch all the way in and lined up up about 1/4" from the fold. Center the 4" x 5-1/4" Baja Breeze cardstock over the card.

Flip it over and trace the circle that was punched onto the Baja Breeze cardstock. Use this as a guide to know where to punch the Baja Breeze cardstock. (Punching through two sheets of cardstock at once is not recommended. The punch is designed to only punch one sheet at a time.)

Adhere Sticky Strip above and below the window on the Basic Gray card. Adhere a small piece of fishing line (you can also use dental floss here). Add another piece of sticky strip over the first line to ensure the line stays in place.

Put Sticky Strip on the back side of one of your spinners. Here, it's two circles of textured cardstock. The back side is the side with raised dots, which I don't want to show. Remove the red liner and put behind the fishing line. Adhere to the second spinner piece so that the backs sides are pasted together covering the fishing line.

Supplies: And Any Mower, Baja Breeze ink & cardstock, Kiwi Kiss ink & cardstock, Basic Gray ink & cardstock, Blush Blossom marker, Blender Pen, Scissors (to hand cut the "grass"), Sticky Strip, Fishing Line, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch (for spinners), SU Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate for the Big Shot


Linda Crowder said...

This looks like so much fun. I came by to say hello and check out your blog. thanks for all the help you have given me...

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Julie, I love this card so much that I LIFTed it! lol
You can see my LIFT here:

Thanks for the inspiration! :)