Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Spinning into....the past

Hi there all,

its going to be a no rare no challenge week this week as I have decided to concentrate on making head way with making swaps for convention, which is rapidly approaching. However the good thing is that it gives me the chance to post a card I made almost exactly a year ago which I was really pleased with and was definitely a hit with the recipient. Here it is.

I'll do my best to remember the details....

OK I started with a Pink Passion base, layered that with Tempting Turquoise, then Pixie Pink. The top Whisper White layer was run through the Swiss Dots embossing folder, twice, so I could get the whole surface dotty. Then using the word window punch I punched out where I wanted the spinner track to run. Then using the punched window as a guide I could then stamp the birthday greeting (onto the Pixie layer - with Pink Passion) so you can see it through the slot. Right, now the flowers, using markers (Tempting Turquoise, Taken with Teal, Pink Passion and Regal Rose) I coloured direct to the rubber lots of flowers. Stamped them and then using two way glue added lots of dazzling diamonds. All the flowers were then cut out - Ok I will admit that took a while - ahh so did the colouring direct to rubber. But it was quite theraputic. I used one big flower for the spinner, making the mechanism using dimensionals and a couple of 5 cent coins, I used the Spiltcoast tutorial here as my main guide for working out how to make the spinner. This was a birthday card so I added the birthday number to the spinner (can you believe that I actually put the wrong number on first!! There was me ready to go to bed, admiring my card, as you do;), while I waiting for the wheat pack to heat, when it hit me I had put the WRONG number on - arggghh. Thankfully it was an easy fix - pheww). Then I added a stamped scroll to the upper corner, and arranged the flowers around the card, some are mounted on dimensionals and few have extra bling added by using rhinestone brads. The total Whisper White layer was mounted up on dimensionals so the spinner mechanisim has room to spin and slide. The inside was finished off to match. I have to admit I can't remember which DSP I used though.

Thanks for visiting,


Recipe:All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Upsy Daisy, Yummy (R),Tidy Numbers (R)
Cardstock: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Pink Passion, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, Taken with Teal
Accessories: Word window punch, SU DSP?, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Two way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Clear Rhinestone brads, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive, 5 cent pieces


  1. This is so cute. Bright but perfect for a five year old.


  2. Hi, you don't know me but I am a regular visitor to your blog. I have been sent a Sunshine Award by another blogger and decided to pass it on to you as one of my inpirations in stamping and card making. I love your work - it reflects the Australian colours and the clear clean nature of sunshine. Cheers, Susan.

  3. Hi Kim, I love your work, everything is just beautiful. Last year you gave Keesh a post in note holder and gift wallet. I was wondering if you could share or point me in the right direction on your blog to how you made these. They were in Sweet Always paper. Thanks Helen


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