Happy December My Stamping Friends! I LOVE this time of year, its getting colder outside (well, not today since its heading to 70 degrees in Northern VA!) and the anticipation of Christmas is so much fun. I LOVE making Holiday cards and sending them off to friends and family.
Today I'm sharing a card I made for my friends that join me at my monthly stamp club. Its a Spinner Card made with the gingerbread man and a few pennies, yup...I said a few pennies.
My card base is a gumball green and I used the a piece of designer series patterned paper for the first layer. I then adhered a piece of vanilla and added a layer of cherry cobbler cardstock on a piece of sticky dimensional foam to give it some lift (in order to make the gingerbread man spin, more on that later on). I stamped the sentiment through the track I cut out of the cherry cardstock. On a seperate piece of vanilla cardstock, I stamped the gingerbread man cut him out using a coordinating framelits dies and my Big Shot, but if you don't have that you can use scissors and a steady hand.
To make the gingerbread man spin, I stuck two pennies together using a two sided sticky foam dimensional and slid that on the 'track' I punched out with a handheld shaped punch. Then I used another sticky foam dimensional to attach the gingerbread man to the penny stack and away he went. I think this photo might help explain what I just tried to describe.
I topped my gingerbread man off with some basic rhinestones colored with a red sharpie marker (did you know you can color the basic clear rhinestones with sharpie markers??) and I stuck them where his buttons were. Since the rhinestones had a sticky back, they were so easy to add.
The card took less than 10 minutes to make and is a big WOW for kids and adults that haven't see a card spin before. Give it a try and let me know what you end up with. I'd love to check out your creations.
Have a super day today,