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Tunnel Spinner Card

Hello and welcome back!  I do want to say that I will try to switch things up with different brands of stamps/dies from time to time, but I must admit... I'm on a La-La Land roll here lately!  Although, if my project inspires you... the sky's the limit with any stamps or dies!    ***Pst there's a 25% off coupon at the end of this post***

This card was created for my daughter, who's a college student in Salt Lake City, but on the side is taking ice skating lessons and getting quite good at the spins and turns!  So I used Figure Skater Marci digi stamp for this card.

I decorated the front to kinda resemble the area in Utah... which is huge for winter sports!  And then the inside is the surprise!  Here's a short clip of it...


The magic happens on the inside ... except that I messed up on my scoring lines, *I know I shouldn't point out my mistakes right?*  But I wasn't following a tutorial, just looked at another similar card and made mine larger to suit this Marci stamp. 

Tunnel spinner card, Figure Skater Marci, La-La Land Crafts,

For the front I used the ink blending technique with the new Mountains Layering Stencil I then spattered white acrylic paint for snow, then added some snowflake sequins just for a bit more "pop".  I added a grassy border at the bottom to kinda ground the scene, using the Mushroom & Grass border die.  Then I cut the sentiment strip using the Long Flags Die.

Tunnel spinner card, Figure Skater Marci, La-La Land Crafts, interactive card
You can find this type of spinner card easily on YouTube.  But here is what I did...
  • card base was cut as 9" x 7" and scored at 4 1/2" (7" x 4 1/2" when closed)
  • I cut a white sheet of cardstock at 6 3/4" x 8 3/4" and sponged clouds all over it using the Summer is Here Layering stencil.
  • I then cut the largest die from the Scalloped Rectangle Dies from the middle of the cloud-sponged layer.  To find the middle, I eyed it from top and bottom, and I counted the scallops and aligned the middle scallop with the score line and placed washi tape over the die before cutting.
  • Next I created 2 more score lines so the middle portion pops out when you open the card.  The wrong way to do this is by guessing!  LOL!  When I scored them 2" in on each side, the Marci stuck out (later after I added her to the center!)  So, then I just scored from the top and bottom of the scalloped cut on each side.  
  • IF you'd like to decorate the center part of the card base layer that will show on the inside, now is the best time to decorate that. 
  • I printed 2 Figure Skater Marci's - one the original direction, and the 2nd I flipped horizontally.
  • I colored them up exactly the same.
  • Next, I flipped the cloud layer to the back and taped a piece of thread (use invisible thread, but not the stretchy jewelry making kind!) to the top and bottom score line so that the thread runs vertically thru center of card.
  • Place one Marci upside down UNDER the thread, centering her between the diecut.  Add tear n' tape and/or glue (I used both) to attach the thread to Marci.  
  • Adhere the other Marci face up on top of the other Marci so that the backs are glued together with the thread in between.

Here's a view from the top.  I decorated with Snowflake Ornament DieStitched Trees Die, and for the ice rink, I used the new Wood Slice Die from this month's Club La-La Land Kit.

Tunnel spinner card, Figure Skater Marci, La-La Land Crafts,


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Comments

Aimeslee Winans said…
Wowzers what an amazing card! Your scorelines are symmetrical so it actually looks like you meant to do intentional scoring there, seriously! Fabulous, inside and out! And great stencil work too! xoxo

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