Saturday, March 21, 2009

Snowflake Spinner Card

Yesterday I woke up at 4 am with this card in my mind. Can you believe it, the first day of spring and I'm thinking Christmas???
Well I had to get up and make this card before it vanished like a dream. And it's the first time I made a "spinner" card!! And it works!! The "track" I made for the snowflake is in the shape of an "S" on purpose. I thought it would be fitting (s for snowflake) and more decorative since I have a gaping hole on the front of my card.

Here's a pic of "behind the scenes". 1 foam square between the snowflake and penny, 1 foam square (trimmed fit the track and rounded so it will roll) between top penny and bottom sandwiched between the track. Double foam to make the track high enough to float the whole contraption.

Here is the card half way down the card. It's hard to see but the top of the track has a little cove cut out so the snowflake will stay at the top until you give it a nudge. Like a little speed bump!
Caution this snowflake spins FAST!!

Supplies:large snowflake-Sizzix, Blue snowflake-Branch punch (Martha Stewart), small snowflake (Martha Stewart), 3D foam dots, Gem-K&Company, Cardstock-Kraft (SU), Snowflake stamps (SU), "Merry Christmas"-CTMH, Pennies-Canadian

4 comments:

GlitteryKatie said...

ERY cool card!!

Jennifer Scull said...

really pretty! I like the way you used the branch punch to accent the snowflake. I just got this one a few days ago and am anxious to try it out!
and yep, the magazines are asking for Christmas submissions, so I'm thinking winter over here, too! (but I'm a weird one who happens to love the snow, so I don't mind one bit!)
great colors, too!

Scrubbysue said...

Lovely color combination. So soft and inviting. TFS!

SHERRY said...

How was the track cut and what size?