I downloaded the digital images from “Craftsuprint”. When I ran a sample of the card front it was quite large so I resized the images to 82%. Run the card front image on glossy cardstock; turn the cardstock over, and run the Card back image on the matte side of the cardstock. Run the Ships, Anchor, Wheel and Happy Birthday on the glossy Cardstock. Since I used only 1 sheet of paper for the card base I needed to cover the strings. So, I did a copy and paste on the back of the card and ran those pieces along with the verse on matte cardstock. Go around the oval edges of the largest ship and the verse with a Gold gel pen. Cut out all the pieces using a paper cutter, scissors and Exacto knife. Spritz the Anchor and Happy Birthday Plaque with Frost Shimmer Spritz. Score the lines and fold so you have a mountain and valley fold.
To make the spinner: Working on the back of the card, mark the center between the folds. Lay a piece of Red Line Tape along the centerline. Take a piece of regular thread, approximately 10” long. Lay the tread along the tape, leaving about ½” extending beyond the top of the card and press it into the tape. Add another piece of red line tape over the thread and loop the end over the tape and press in place next to the original string. The loop keeps the thread from slipping out. Pull the other end of the string tight and tape in place on the bottom of the card the same way you did for the top. Adhere the paper you cut to cover the strings
Adhere a piece of Red Line Tape down the center of the verse. Center the oval verse to the string and press the string into the tape. Add another piece of Red Line Tape over the string and press it into the string to secure it. Add ATG tape around the edges of the largest ship and adhere over the oval. Line up the edges carefully.
Telescope the last 2 ships using Dimensionals. Carefully stack the 3 ships together matching the waters edge, the bow of the boat and the tip of the mast. Add the wheel, anchor and Birthday Plaque in place on the card front.
Spin the ship section around the strings 20 times. Hold it as you close the card and place the ships so they sit on top of both layers of the card. When you open the card the ships will spin around. Place closed card into envelope to mail. When the card is opened the ships will spin.
Date: Friday, January 3, 2014 GMT Views: 695