Technique Thursday: Spinner Card

Hello my Crafty Friends! I hope this week is doing you well and if it’s not, I hope the tide will soon turn for you.
Today I’m going to let you know how I created the snowflake spinner card for my Aunt’s Christmas cards. First I started with a lot of foiling using the snowflake Gina K. Foil Mates. I used the silver and teal foil, mainly silver with a few being teal because I miscounted how much I would need. I made a total of 30 cards. I used my Scotch laminator set to the 5 mil setting. After sending all thirty 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ through the laminator with the foil and parchment paper, I cut a template to make sure the circle was in the same place on each face card. I then put the sentiment into the card using my Misti so that they would be in the same place. I then put the card through using the same template so the circle die would match the face piece…. as you can see in later pictures that didn’t quite work out as planned.

One of my oldest friends was over when I was working on these cards and she offered to help. I put her in charge of die cutting out the snowflakes- all 60 of them since I was making 30 cards. You need two mirror image die cut pieces that match up. I used the Stick It adhesive when die cutting each snowflake so I could skip the messiness of liquid adhesive. I would pull the back off of the first snowflake, put clear string I purchased from Simon Says Stamp down the center and then peeled the backing off of the second snowflake and lined it up wIth the first snowflake with the string in the middle. Then I took normal scotch tape and taped the string down on the top of the front foiled card, centered it, and taped the string down. Then I took my Scor Tape adhesive and put it all over the face card and stuck it to the card base. Then I made the front sentiment.

I took a sentiment from Rubbernecker Stamps and heat embossed it with a flat silver. I then took a half inch corner rounder from EZ tools on the opposite corners. I then took the Nuvo Mouse in Platinum and brushed the edges to add some dimension to the card and so it wouldn’t blend into the white glitter cardstock I used to back it.

Again I used my ever favorite Scor Tape in the 1/4″ size. It is one of the only things that I can find that can adhere and hold to glitter cardstock, any brand. Finally what you do is spin the die cut piece around a few times and close the card before completely letting go. That way, when the recipient opens the card the piece will spin around and around.

As always, any and all links in this post are provided for your convenience, they are not affiliate links- I will always tell you if those are included. I hope you will try your own spinner card, I’d love to see what you have made this holiday season!

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