Monday, January 7, 2019

Spinner X-Card

Hello! It is time for a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog. Our challenge is on Quotes or Sayings. Our sponsor is Beccy's Place.

It is my sister's birthday month. I was looking through the freebie images in Beccy's Place but could not find an image suitable for her. So I used her favorite violet/lavender color as the color motif of this card.

When I saw this carousel image, it is just fit to make something interactive with it. I remembered watching an X-Card tutorial before but I could not find it anymore. I saw images of this card in Pinterest but no tutorial until I came across Lori Whitlock's video tutorial featuring this cut in her web store. I was going to do my own version of her card, do it from scratch, but she had a New Year sale in her digital store. It was a perfect opportunity to try out her digital images.

I downloaded the A2 X-Card digital cut to the Cricut Design Space. I also downloaded the carousel image to CDS. I re-sized the carousel to fit the circle window in the A2 X-Card. I duplicated the image and flipped it vertically. I printed the carousels using the Canon ts9512C printer. I colored the images first before cutting it with the Cricut. The images are small, some vision exercise for me. I used Prismacolor color pencils. I did not need too much shading since the image is small.

One feature that I like about the CDS is that it allows you to print now then cut later. I am glad I used this function. The image was very delicate that most likely I would have ripped it if I colored it after it got cut. I added details to the carousels with gel pens and Spectrum Noir Clear Shimmer pen. I was careful in adding shimmer to the image because it reactivates the water-based ink of the print out.

I used a violet cardstock and patterned paper for the X-card base. I heat embossed the Simon Says Stamp Circle Sayings on a violet cardstock with SSS Rose Gold embossing powder. I die cut this to create a circle frame using My Favorite Things Circle Stax die. I have the coordinating die for the SSS Circle Sayings but somehow I could not find the right sized circle to create the frame.

Assembling the card, I adhered the patterned paper to the cardstock. I used a liquid adhesive to give me enough wiggle time. I placed something heavy on top of it while the glue dries. I then adhered the circle embossed frames.

The digital cut comes with a tick mark for scoring. I changed this cuts to score marks using CDS but somehow, it still created the cuts. I reinforced this cuts by scoring it. I adhered a strong double adhesive tape on the top and bottom of the circle window in the first panel. I adhered a thin thread to this. From here, I started building the X-Card, adhering half of the panel to each other until I completed the X-Card.

I applied liquid glue to the back of the carousels then adhered this to the string. I applied something heavy to this while the glue dries.

This card lays flat for mailing. No real space for a handwritten sentiment but may a to and from in one of the panels will make this personalized.

Since the Incy Wincy Designs Challenge is about Quotes or Sayings, I added a sentiment flag to tie up with the theme. I heat embossed a sentiment from Mama Elephant Everyday Greetings stamp set on vellum with white embossing powder. I colored the backside of the vellum with a violet Copic marker to tie in with the color theme. I also colored a toothpick with a different shade of a violet Copic marker. I also added shimmer to the toothpick with Spectrum Noir Clear Shimmer pen. I adhered the toothpick to the back of the vellum with Kool Tak Clear Foam adhesive tape. I punched the edge with a square punch to create the fish tail.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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1 comment:

  1. WOW! What an amazing creation Maria Giselle! Your card is really beautiful and so creative too. The colours are very pretty and you've done a wonderful job colouring the image. I'm sure your sister is going to love receiving such a beautiful hand made item. Gorgeous!