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