Here’s a fun spinner card that’s sure to delight and surprise. Twist up the leaf before inserting it into an envelope, and then when it’s removed, the leaf will spin! Follow my tutorial to make your own.
Spinner Leaf Tutorial:
Stamp an Early Espresso panel, measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″, with Marbled background stamp and Early Espresso ink.
How I get perfect results with large background stamps…
My favorite tip for stamping with large stamps, especially those huge background stamps, is to lay the card stock on top of the inked stamp. Pull your place mat over the top and give it a nice massage. This will ensure good coverage and the place mat keeps your fingers from getting inky. Carefully remove card stock panel from stamp and admire your perfectly stamped panel!
Cut through both layers of card base & panel with a 3″ circle framelit, leaving approximately 1″ above the framelit and centering it from side to side.
Separate the panel from the card base. (This is why you used temporary adhesive in step 2.)
Use framelits from Seasonal Layers to cut out 2 solid leaves (Cajun Craze & Always Artichoke) and 2 detailed leaves (Delightful Dijon & Old Olive).
Cut a 6″ piece of fishing line. String will also work, but fishing line is virtually invisible. For that reason, I like it better!
Center the fishing line over the back side of one leaf set. Secure line with tape.
Keep the line stretched tight.
Trim off any fishing line that extends beyond the panel edges.
Finish card by adding a scalloped frame around the circle and a sentiment below. You can also add an embossed panel to the inside of the card. I used Woodland embossing folder here.
Twist the leaf 6-8 times and watch it spin!