I thought I’d have a go at making a spinner card, which seem popular at the moment. I admit, this attempt didn’t go quite to plan, as I think I could have used better thread. The one I used keeps loosening, no matter how much tape I use! Never mind, it’s fun to experiment and I’m pleased with the card otherwise.
I used my mini Misti and the MFT mirror image stamp to create a mirror image of the bear with cake, from the MFT Beary Special Birthday stamp set. I used Versafine onyx black ink to create the mirror image as the ink takes longer to dry so there’s time to mirror stamp. I did find that the Copics make the Versafine ink run, though, so decided to colour the images with my Karisma colouring pencils instead. If any readers have suggestions for a good black ink to use with mirror stamping and Copics, please leave a comment as I’d love to hear.
Once I’d coloured the images, I fussy cut them both out and stuck them together, with a length of thread in between.
On a pink card base, I stamped in light pink ink a greeting from the same bear stamp set, for a tone on tone look. I used a die from the MFT Inside / Out Stitched Rectangle die set to cut a rectangle out of the card base.
I taped down the thread on the inside of the card, then covered the ends with some dark pink paper. I used a rectangle of the same paper inside the card, to show through behind the bear.
Finally, I die cut a Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment banner from the dark pink paper, stamped a greeting, then added to the front of the card.