Friday, March 7, 2014


Joy Ride Spinner Card Tutorial

A while back I needed a birthday card for my brother. He had just bought himself a motorcycle so I thought it would be fun to make a motorcycle spinning card. The Rev Up the Fun stamp set was sitting on my table waiting to be inked up for the first time so this is what I came up with! 

  • Island Indigo card stock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Whisper White card stock (two pieces) 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Smoky Slate card stock (two pieces) 3-3/4" x 5"
  • Stamps: Rev Up the Fun
  • Ink: Black Stazon, Versamark
  • Markers: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray
  • Accessories: Paper Snips, XL Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, heat Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals, two pennies

I just love this cute little motorcycle and how it spins across the card! Although, I did tell my brother that it probably wouldn't be a good idea to try this on his motorcycle...

I thought I had better go ahead and do a spinner card tutorial for you while I was at it. So here it is for your viewing reading pleasure!  

We're starting off difficult here so hold onto your chairs! Take one of the pieces of Whisper White card stock and glue it down onto the Island Indigo card front with some Glue Stick. Whew! That was hard! (Just kidding. This project is actually really easy). 

Now take your Word Window punch with one of your Smoky Slate pieces and line up the side of the punch about a 1/4" from the edge of the card stock and push the card stock all the way into the punch as far as it can go. Now punch. Slide your punch over to the middle keeping the card stock all the way in the punch and punch again. Then slide the punch over until it's about 1/4" away from the other end of the card stock and punch one last time. You get this nice long narrow window. 

Stamp the card stock as you wish. In this case I used the tire image with Black Stazon ink to add some tread marks across the card like the motorcycle zig-zagged across the top of it. Then I used Versamark to stamp the greeting in the upper right corner, covered it with Tempting Turquoise embossing powder and heated it with my heat tool. 

Now we need to work on the spinner piece. Take the motorcycle image and stamp it onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock then cut out the image with Paper Snips. Now would be a good time to color your motorcycle unless you like to do things the hard way (like me apparently) and wait until the card is nearly finished to add some color.

Use the XL Oval punch on a scrap of Island Indigo card stock and stick the motorcycle onto the oval with a Stampin' Dimensional. Really you just need a piece that is large enough to hide the penny that will be on the back. It doesn't have to be as large as the XL Oval. 

Stick a penny down onto the backside of the oval with a Stampin' Dimensional then add another Stampin' Dimensional onto the penny. Take your Smoky Slate window piece from earlier. Just ignore the tire marks on this side. This is how I had stamped the tire marks at first and decided I didn't like it. Place the Smoky Slate card stock on top of the backside of the oval so the dimensional on the penny is inside the window. 

Remove the liner from the dimensional and stick on another penny. In case you are wondering, you really do need the pennies. The weight of the pennies is what makes the spinner portion work. 

Now here is an important part. Stack up two dimensionals in several locations on the backside of the card stock. If you don't have two dimensionals stacked the card stock is too close to the card and the spinner portion won't work. Trust me. You don't want to have to pull this off your card because the spinner doesn't work. 

Now just take this piece and stick it onto the card front. 

 I wanted to add some fun to the inside so I added "Rev up the fun! Happy birthday" onto the other piece of Smoky Slate card stock in more Tempting Turquoise embossing powder just like I did before. Next I inked up the motorcycle with Stazon and stamped the motorcycle closer to the right side of the card stock then immediately stamped the image again three more times without inking it up. It makes the motorcycle look like it's moving across the card stock.

Use some Glue Stick to stick the Smoky Slate onto the other piece of Whisper White then use more Glue Stick to stick this down inside the card.

Now right after you make the card you need to take the motorcycle piece and move it in a small circular motion inside the groove. This knocks down the points on the Stampin' Dimensional and allows it to move freely. Then you should be able to just tilt your card and watch your motorcycle spin!

And like everyone else  (including me!) that makes one of these, just keep tilting the card back and fourth watching the image spin totally entranced by the spinning piece of card stock.

Back and fourth...
Back and fourth...
Ooohhh pretty spinning card stock...