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Mar

Art Impressions Spinners!

Art Impression's new Spinners are beyond FUN! Check out this interactive card from Sharon below! 
Oh, and leave us a comment by Thursday, March 12th at 11:59 PM CST - you could be the lucky winner of a Spinner Stamp and Die ($35 value!).
The winner will be announced on Friday, March 13th. 
 
 
Hello AI Fans!!
 
I'm super excited and honored to be with you today! I am showcasing the new line of Art Impressions Spinners! I will be showing you how to make this fun and interactive card using the new Fairy Spinner set (sku# 4576) and Fairy Spinner Dies (sku# 4618).
To create the basic card, you will need the following products:
 
Art Impressions Fairy Spinner Set (sku# 4576)
Art Impressions Fairy Spinner Dies (sku# 4618)
A piece of cardstock measuring 5" x 10" and scored at 5" for the card base.
A piece of coordinating cardstock measuring 4 7/8" square
A piece of patterned paper measuring 4 3/4" square
Spellbinder circle and scalloped circle dies
A spool of thread
 
 
Adhere the coordinating cardstock and pattern paper to your card base
 
 
Take the larger circle die and center it onto the front of your card and put it through your die cutting machine. (I used a Cuttlebug)  You will have to run it through a couple times to make sure it cuts through all the layers of paper!  I used a small piece of washi tape to hold the die in place.
 
 
 
Using the largest scalloped die and the smaller circle die, create three frames for your spinner by placing the circle die in the center of the scalloped die and cutting it together. You need two for the front and another one for the inside of the card.
 
Stamp and color your images
 
Once you've finished coloring your images, you can either fussy cut them out, or use the dies which makes it MUCH easier and faster.  Once they are cut out, place the thread between the two Fairy images and glue it down. Keeping the thread straight and taut, glue the front and back Fairy stamps together.
 
 
Center your fairy in the middle of one of the frames. Keeping the thread taut, adhere the two frames together with the thread in between the layers.  Once that is done and your glue is dry, adhere the frame to the front of the card.
 
 
You can then decorate as elaborately as you please.  To add the sentiment, I used Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval dies.
 
 
I also used a Chrysanthemum from my stash, leaves that were cut with the Silhouette, and a Viva Décor Pearl Pen in light blue. I inked the leaves with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink to give them a little oomph. I first glued down the leaves and then hot glued the flower on top.  I then added three pearls on the lower left and one pearl on the upper right.
 
 
To finish it up, I used some Stickles to add a little bling to my Fairy. I added the yellow Stickles to the wand, and the diamond Stickles to her wings and birthday hat.
 
 
 
 
I also used a piece of 3M mounting tape to pop up the sentiment from the card base.
Before you close the card,  give her a couple good spins in one direction, stop it and then close without letting it unwind.  That way, when the card is opened, it will spin fabulously!  Here's the final product.
 
 
And  a close-up of the Fairy Spinner
 
 
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial! A huge thank you to Crafters' Home and Art Impressions for allowing me to share this with you today. Have fun and stay crafty!!
 

 

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