Spinning Snowflake

Create a fun spinning effect on your cards!

Michele Force, Stampin' Up!®  Demonstrator, Evergreen CO

To create this effect, you will need the following supplies:

 

  • Word Window punch
  • 1 3/8" Circle punch
  • 1 1/4" Circle punch
  • Two pennies
  • Mini glue dots
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Small stamp (it must fit inside the 1 1/4" Circle punch)
  • Cardstock base and any other decorative elements you wish to use

To begin, you will need to create a slot across the front of your card.  Use the Word Window punch and start about 1" from the right edge of the card.

Then slide the punch over, line it up with the previous punch, and punch again.

Continue to slide it over until you are the same distance from the left edge as you were on the right.  When you are finished, your card front will look like this.

Now you need to create the circle that will spin.  I am using a snowflake from The Snowflake Spot stamp set.  I used Versamark ink and white embossing powder on Sage Shadow cardstock. 

When you've created the image like you want it, punch it out with the 1 1/4" Circle punch.   Then you will need two more circles cut out of a coordinating cardstock using the 1 3/8" Circle punch.  I used Naturals White for my larger circles.  Mount the smaller stamped circle onto one of the larger circles.  Here is what the fronts will look like at this point:

On the back of these pieces, you will need to use a glue dot and stick a penny right in the center of each one.  Then, on top of the penny that's attached to the stamped circle, place a dimensional.  Here is what the backs will look like after you have done this step:

Next, lay the stamped circle on the front of the card with the dimensional laying in the slot you punched earlier.  Here is what it will look like from the inside of the card:

Now remove the backing off of the dimensional and place the other penny right on top of it.  Be sure to get it centered so it's balanced well when it spins.  This is what the inside will look like after you have done this:

What you have done with the above steps is create a sandwich around the dimensional... you have your stamped circle, a glue dot, a penny, the dimensional, another penny, a glue dot, and the back circle.  Here's a shot of it all from the side:

And here is what it looks like from the front:

Now you just need to decorate the front of your card any way you'd like.  The circle will spin from side to side when you tilt the card!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  Feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions.