Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card features products from THIS new card kit from Simon Says Stamp…
I decided to create an interactive spinning card using one of the butterflies from THIS gorgeous stamp set (it’s included in the kit but sold separately HERE as well). I stamped two of the same butterflies using THIS ink and clear embossed it. Then I used a rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks (two Distress Oxide ink colors come in the kit!) and water to paint the butterfly. Since it was embossed, it created barriers between colors which prevented one color to bleed into another. After cutting out both butterflies, I adhered one on top of each other, sandwiching some of THIS clear thread between.
I die-cut some of the patterned paper in the kit using THIS and THIS die. After the circle die was cut from the card base as well as the patterned paper, I adhered the butterfly on the string to the top and bottom of the front of the card base circle using THIS strong tape. I adhered the patterned piece on top to hide the adhesive. Make sure to adhere the string tightly. If it has any give, it won’t spin well. To get it to spin, you twist the butterfly several times, winding it up, and then close the card. When the recipient opens it, it will spin.
You can see it in action HERE.
I white heat embossed a sentiment from the stamp set on to a black card stock strip and adhered it along the bottom. I finished off the card by adding THIS to the butterfly for some shine and rounding the bottom corners.
I also created a matching envelope using a smaller butterfly image from the stamp set…
I hope this inspires you to create a spinning element on your next card design. This technique works best with symmetrical images like butterflies, hearts, stars, circles, etc.
Thanks so much for joining me today. Have a great day!