Monday, January 21, 2019

Stencil Digital Image and Spinner Surprise Card

We have a brand new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs. We are featuring the Pantone Color of the Year, Living Coral. I am using an image from one of our challenge sponsors, SheepSkiDesigns

I created a stencil using the Cricut Design Space and the ballerina image. I heat embossed a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day stamp set and Altenew Golden Peach embossing powder. I adhered the negative cut stencil. I ink blended three shades of coral toned dye inks to the open space to create the ballerina silhouette. I then adhered the positive stencil cut to cover the inked area. I blended Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral to the bottom left of the panel to make the embossed sentiment pop up. I splattered Prima Color Blooms Tea Stain to the panel. I set this to dry.

I die cut three panels of coral cardstock using the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. I heat embossed a sentiment on one of these panels using a sentiment stamp from Hero Arts All Occasion Messages. I also used the same Altenew powder for this. I adhered this panel to a top folding white A2 note card. I also adhered one of the panels to the inner top fold of the note card. I poked a hole on the center of both top and bottom folds. I pass a thread through these holes, securing it with a double adhesive tape on the opposite side. 

I printed the digital image using the CDS as well although I had troubles cutting the file this time. My needle got blunt too quick. I guess I have been using it a lot lately and/or I bought the lesser priced needle which does not guarantee many cuts as the Premium one. So I fussy cut the image leaving a small white border around it. The mirror images matched closed enough after cutting it. The white border also masked areas that not match.

I applied liquid glue and positioned this to the thread, adhering the mirror image to the back. Practice closing the card while the glue is still wet to see if there are any problems with the mechanism. 

Now, adhere the front and back panels of the card to cover the end of the thread. I also used the left over negative die cut rectangle as a frame to the front panel. 

Here is a video showing the spinning mechanism of the digital image. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to see your own version of today's challenge. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. Such a surprisingly fun card Maria!!!

  2. Wow Maria, I love this, you are so creative. Thank you for joining us this month at SheepSki Designs and thank you for using one of our images in such a fun way. Gail DT