I started by stamped out the cake and candle image twice onto Copic friendly paper and coloring them with the markers pictured below. I barely used any markers and tried my best to keep my coloring simple! It's important to select images that are symmetrical when creating a spinner card because you need to glue the images back to back. The candles had a little wax drip coming off the left side making them unsymmetrical, so after I stamped them I used a Copic safe pen to draw a straight line down the side of the candle eliminating the drip. This is better seen in the video below.
I used simple blending techniques and only 2 markers per color. Then I cut out my images right up against the black line and used a marker to go around the outside of the image to eliminate the white core of the paper that shows.
I wanted to add some interest to my background, so I used the Altenew Wave Builder stencil and some Cracked Pistachio and Scattered Straw Distress ink to create my stenciled background. I temporarily adhered my background to a white card base and die cut a circle through both my background and my card front. Now to create the spinner mechanism I glued a piece of clear thread to the top and bottom of the circle on the back of the stenciled background. Then I sandwiched the string between my two cake images. Make sure to use super strong adhesive when gluing the cakes back to back. This is the main focus of the card and you don't want it to fall apart!
I adhered the white frame to the card front and adhere the stenciled background to the card base. Then I used some black ink to stamp the sentiment from the Party Palooza stamp set. All that's left to do is wind up the cake and open the card and watch it spin!
You know I'm a fan of creating bonus cards! I had this cute die cut circle left over from my spinner card, so I popped it up with foam onto the front of another card and quickly colored another cake to be my focal image. I already had the sentiment set up in my MISTI so it was no problem to just stamp it again! Check out my video below!
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