Thursday, June 12, 2014

Butterfly Spinner Card

Spinner cards using pennies to weight the object that is spinning around are back. Years ago we made them with a channel created by our paper cutters, but now I am seeing them with circles cut with die cuts and decided to try one. I started by viewing this tutorial by Dawn here on her blog.  She later added a tip to use two pennies with a pop dot in between them, which is the way I had always seen it done. She used thinner SU dimensionals, but I had better success with thicker firmer but small pop dots. I also raised the white and sponged pieces with thicker pop dot material and the butterfly spins better. I started with an aqua blue card base. I die cut a circle in the center of the white piece- I am lucky to have a QuicKutz circle die set that cuts the two circles as shown plus the circular opening and it is a perfect fit for the penny spinner. But if you do not have that die cut set, Dawn shows the technique with SU dies and I am sure Nestabilities would work too. You would just have to experiment to determine which sizes to use to get the perfect size track and to have it even on all sides.

I embossed the butterflies (Craft Concepts) and stamped the sentiment (Simon Says Stamp.) The inside circle was sponged with a Memory Box stencil. I die cut the two butterflies (from Memory Box) and glued them together. I put a taller circular pop dot between two pennies and covered the top penny with a small white circle. I attached the butterfly with a glue dot and placed the pennies in the circular track. The weight of the pennies causes the butterfly to spin around as it moves on the circular track. Here are a couple more pictures:

Fun card to make! I am going to share this one with my monthly class in August. I am entering it in the Anything Goes challenges at Through the Craft Room Door and Fan-Tastic Tuesday, and the stencil challenge at Simon Says Stamp. 


Cazzy said...

I have never seen this sort of spinner, it is amazing Karen. Lovely subject.


Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your spinner card. I have made spinners before but never one like this style. It is so cool!

Anne Fenton said...

I love this card, thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

Emily Leiphart said...

Fantastic spinner card, Karen! I love the stencilled centre and layered butterfly. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stencil It!

maria f. said...

Hi Karen. Nice to meet you. Love perusing your cards. What a pretty spinner card. Must have a try at it. Your plane in the purple clouds is great too.