Registered: August 31, 2004 Location: St. George, UT Posts: 54
Tue, Sep 26, 2006 @ 8:33 AM
I've had questions on how-to for this card:
It's not hard and quite fun when finished. I have looked to see if I can find a link for you and even Beate says there are some...somewhere, but I didn't find it! It's hard to explain without pictures but I'll try. Beate says a tutorial is coming soon.
For the card I made, I used the small (2 red) and large (2 black) circle punches and a colluzle, sticky strip and string (some say they use dental floss, but I found it is too slickery and just falls apart on you.), black cs (8.5x5.5) and blue cs (4x5.25 - 2 qty)
Stamp blue mat with web and set aside.
After stamping the spinner portions - spider and happy birthday today on red and punching out those and 2 black large circles, I used the colluzle to determine which 3 circles would leave a spinning gap and then allow for the mats (black and blue) as well.
I centered the largest circle on the top of the card (blue) and cut with the blade. Once it was trimmed out, I used dotto to adhere the blue mat to the acutal folded card. This helps to line up your circles for final mounting. Open the card once the top mat is in place and use the middle circle on the actual card (black) to remove the hole for the spider to spin in. The smallest circle just allowed for the gap to have the spider spin so no cuts are made with that one.
Once you have all the cuts made, I applied the mat to the inside of the card and removed the top blue mat from the card front.
Once removed, I applied sticky strip in a straight line from the top of the cardstock to the top of the hole and again from the bottom of the hole to the bottom of the card on the backside of the mat. Next, monoadhesive the corners and remove the backing from ss. Holding a long piece of string taut, press (I pick a string color which blends into my cardstock) into the sticky strip leaving overhang on both ends.
Place mat back onto card front and press firmly to keep string from moving out. Trim excess string from top and bottom. Then mount small circles onto large and mount onto the string. I usually lay one that already has adhesive face down centered in the hole under the string (with adhesive looking up at me). I then run mono over the string on the circle and then mount the other circle directly over top. Before closing the card, twist the circles and then close. Once the card is opened, it spins. It delight everyone...even the maker of the card!
While card is closed, I use a bone folder and lightly score around the center piece onto the inner card. This lets me know where I can stamp inside message and it will not show through the front.
I hope this makes sense...if not, pm me and I'll see if I can clarify it more!