Suspension Card

by Beate Johns

Use simple supplies to create a fun, interactive element for your cards.

Supplies

  • Dental floss
  • 1 1/4" circle punch
  • 1 3/8" circle punch
  • Cardstock for card base
  • Cardstock for layer that your suspended image will be nestled in
  • Ink
  • Stamps
  • Sticky Strip™

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Use a 1 3/8" circle punch (or other large shape) to make a window in the cardstock layer.

  2. Step 2

    Position the cardstock layer on the card base and mark where the punched window is.

  3. Step 3

    Punch out a circle on your card base with the same circle punch.

  4. Step 4

    Stamp two images and punch them out with the 1 1/4" circle punch (or other smaller punch).

  5. Step 5

    Apply Sticky Strip™ to the back of both punched images.

  6. Step 6

    Apply Sticky Strip™ over and under the punched window on the cardstock layer.

  7. Step 7

    Tape a piece of dental floss on the backside of your cardstock layer, centering it in the punched opening.

  8. Step 8

    Take one of the 1 1/4" circle images, center it in the 1 3/8" window and tape it to the dental floss.

    Add an extra layer of Sticky Strip™ over the tape holding the floss down. Don't remove the red plastic liner from the adhesive yet.

  9. Step 9

    Flip cardstock layer around. Add second 1 1/4" circle image, line it up with the back of the first image and tape it down.

  10. Step 10

    Apply more adhesive, and adhere cardstock layer to the card base. Make sure the 1 3/8" windows line up.

  11. Step 11

    Finish decorating the card.

Video!

Variations

    Shape It Up
    Try out different shaped/size punches. Just make sure you have two that are the same shape, just one size different.

    Combine It
    Try using this suspension on the inside of a tunnel card.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Suspension Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

I am addicted to making these cards, but I have a problem. Sometimes, I seem to get the tape on the back of the suspended pieces wrong and they slide around too much. Is there a trick to it? Thanks!
Lisa G.  |  Fri Jun 20, 2008 at 6:24 PM
This looks great!!! It doesn't look that hard..can;t wait to try it!!
Dixie11  |  Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 12:27 PM
I like this! I'm making a special 50th birthday card for a friend using this technique! Thanks!
Susanlhlh  |  Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 4:39 PM
Love the suspension card tutorial. What is a tunnel card?
Norma  |  Thu Oct 16, 2008 at 8:10 AM
Beate this looks like a LOT of fun!!!
Thanks for the tut!
ZacksNana  |  Sun Oct 19, 2008 at 8:08 PM
Where do you get all these fantastic ideas? I think you have posted half of all items in the resource gallery! I can't wait to try this card...I have a great idea for my 'Baby First' set.
Thank you!
Claudia  |  Thu Feb 5, 2009 at 4:26 AM
Could you please show what a TUNNEL CARD
is, as mentioned in the variations.

Sounds like a good challenge.

Regards....
Jeannette Evans  |  Thu Feb 12, 2009 at 6:34 PM
is so preatty
sam  |  Thu Jan 7, 2010 at 6:11 AM
I would like the measurements for the other pieceof cardstock. I can not find it anywhere.
Thanks
Beryl
Love your videos
Beryl Landers  |  Sun Jul 10, 2011 at 6:35 AM
Hi Beryl,
You can make that layer any size you want. Unfortunately back in 2007 I didn't add layer measurements to my blog posts yet. It looks like it would be around 2 1/2" wide. You can find a close up of the card in this blog post.
Sorry I don't have the exact measurements. I can't believe I have been blogging for 4 years now. Crazy.
Hugs and smiles
Beate  |  Mon Jul 11, 2011 at 5:46 AM
This always intrigued me and you make it simple, THANK YOU!
RetiredPJ  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 4:24 AM
I've been making these already for Christmas and they are so much fun....your video is a bit easier to follow than the one I viewed on a blog...thanks for your always wonderful tutorials. I have used many Spellbinder shapes, including the Christmas trees, Ornaments, etc. Great for any occasion, however, depending on what shape you use.
Jan D.  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 4:36 AM
I recently used this tutorial to make a card - it was so straight forward to follow.
i think i adapted it slightly - but you can see my card here

Kathleen Mc xx
Kathleen Mc  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 5:40 AM
I've been making these already for Christmas and they are so much fun....your video is a bit easier to follow than the one I viewed on a blog...thanks for your always wonderful tutorials. I have used many Spellbinder shapes, including the Christmas trees, Ornaments, etc. Great for any occasion, however, depending on what shape you use.

Logo Design Vancouver  |  Fri Jul 6, 2012 at 6:13 AM
another brilliant tutorial, thanksk so much.
jenny  |  Sat Aug 4, 2012 at 1:21 AM

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