Thursday, May 21, 2015

Art Impressions Cards with Movement challenge and launch of the brand new SPINNERS!!

Hello AI Fans!!  It's time for a new challenge at Art Impressions Blog, and we're also launching the absolutely fabulous AI Spinners!!!!  I don't know about you, but I really love interactive cards, and AI hit the jackpot with their Spinners and Big Mouths! I HAD to have every single one of them, without exception! The Spinner I'm showing you today is the incredibly cute Scaredy Spinner (sku# 4575)!!   I don't have the matching die for this yet, so I fussy cut the kitty out. But the matching dies makes it SO much easier!!


And the view from the inside!

 
 
Now I found the trickiest part to making these cards was to attach the string where it wouldn't slip out. Holding it n place with adhesive didn't work for me. I pulled it out twice. So this is how I assembled mine.  I made sure I aligned my die cut in the center of my card.  This is a 5" card, so I then measured 2 1/2" in from both sides on both the top and bottom of the card base, making sure not to get too close to the opening in case the thread tore the paper a little. I marked my spot with a pencil, then used my paper piercer to punch a small hole. I used strong/outdoor thread that I purchased at JoAnn's.
 
 
 
Then I put my thread through the hole, and pulled both ends into the opening and tied a few knots.
 
 
Trim the short piece so it doesn't stick out from between the card layers.  Then put your thread through the other hole, and while holding it as taut as you can, tie more knots.
 
 
Even when you get it nice and taut, your thread is going to loosen up. At least every one of mine has, but it doesn't hinder the action as long as you make sure you center your image in your opening where it doesn't touch anywhere so it can spin freely. Once you get your thread tied, go ahead and layer up your card and decorate as desired! TIP! When you glue your front and back Spinner together with the string/thread between the two layers, use a liquid glue. This gives you a little time to adjust the position of them so they match perfectly. If you use a tape runner or any type of dry glue, you won't be able to move the two pieces around at all.    One more tip!! It's not going to work as well if you only spin it a couple times before you close your card.  I REALLY wind it up....I can feel the thread tightening up when I'm winding it up. If you wind it up enough, it will really spin well when it's opened by the recipient. :)
 
So that's it for me today!  Please be sure and pop over to the Art Impressions Blog to check out all the amazing creations by the design team, and then I hope you play along with our new Cards with Movement challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon!! Hugs!
 
papers: Doodlebug Lovebugs
May Arts 1 1/4" silk ribbon
flowers and sentiment banner cut with the Silhouette
Viva Décor Pearl Pen
image colored with Copic markers C1, C3, YG13, RV11, RV14, and RV17
 
 
 

7 comments :

Karen Steele said...

Love, love, love it!!! What a purrfect kitty - it really looks like it's claws are digging in and hanging on for dear life!!! Fantastic card Sharon :-)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so funny, love it. Thanks for the tips on how to make a spinner card, I may have to try one of these soon!

Kerry said...

Sharon, this is totally awesome!!! Love the kitty (it looks just like mine, hehe!). The flowers are too cute and matches perfect! And of course, the beautiful bow!!! <3

Dana said...

Adorable card! And i love all your tips! I didn't even think about tying it!!

diane zechman said...

I adore this card! LOVE the papers! I wish I would have taken pics to show how I taped mine so the string stays put...will have to remember next time. Awesome card!

Karen Day said...

Sharon, there is a definite 60's vibe to this card! I adore your bright colours - they really show off the grey kitty beautifully. Awesome work, as always!

Jilesha Patel said...

Thanx a tonne for such lovely tips, its an adorable card