Handmade Cards

Spinner card

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.

mft beary special birthday

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.
mft beary special birthday

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.

6 thoughts on “Spinner card”

  1. Hi Gemma. You may want to try sewing the end of the thread through a piece of scrap card a couple of times and then sticking the scrap card to the back of the birthday card. Try polyester thread too, not cotton, as it is stronger. A good brand wiould be better than a cheap one. You could also use Perle thread as although this is cotton it is thicker and would knot better. Hope that helps.

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    1. Thanks Jean! That’s useful to know and I’ll try that next time. Found it so frustrating with the thread I used, I think it was stretching so I couldn’t get the tension right at all.


  2. So cute! Love this little spinner. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Stamp It! Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week 🙂

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  3. Wow. I know this is an old post but found it on pinterest and would like to tell you it’s fab. Did you find the answer what to use for better twine? I’m interested to know about it please. I’m off to explore your blog now. TFS.X.

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      1. Sorry for late reply. I’m new to this so hadn’t even realised you’d replied lol. Big thank you for your help. X.


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