Today our fabulous Design Team Member Kim Nath is sharing with us how she makes her wonderful spinner cards! I know the one she made for this month's release was amazing, I can't wait to learn how to do that too!
SPINNER CARD TUTORIAL
STAMPS – SPOT ON SUMMER
PAPER – CARD STOCK, YOUR CHOICE AND STYLE OF PATTERNED PAPER (I USED SHE SELLS SEA SHELLS FROM THE DIGI CHICK)
CRAFT KNIFE, BRAD, EYELET, RULER, DIMENSIONALS, BUTTON, E6000 ADHESIVE
Hi everyone! I am sure most of you have seen spinner cards made using pennies and dimensionals. I developed a different way that allows a smaller, more obscure opening for the spinner.
Assemble the portion of the card that you want the spinner element to be placed on. I wanted waves for my turtle so I used my cricut and an SVG file from SVG CUTS to create some waves.
Using a ruler and pencil, I made markings 1/8th of an inch from the wave line. Since I will be using small brads and eyelets, my opening will be 1/8 inch wide. If you would like to use larger brads/eyelets you will have to make the opening wider to accommodate them.
On the front of the cardstock, thread the eyelet on to the prongs of the brad and bend the prongs as shown. Make sure the prongs are completely flat on not bent too far over the edge. The image will be attached to the prongs so you want the surface to lay flat against the image. Work the brad/eyelet back and forth along the opening to make sure it flows easily. If it is a little tight in some places just move it back and forth a couple times to create space or use the craft knife to open it up a little.
You will need a background piece to attach the spinner part to. Note – my brads weren’t shown in this pic because I took it before the front was assembled, however, the brad/eyelet should be in place at this point.
Using the E6000 glue, attach the image to the brad/eyelet. I like to put the glue directly on the prongs of the eyelet (don’t use too much this glue is great for a strong attachment) so that there isn’t a chance that the glue will get on the card portion. Allow it to dry completely before moving