Thursday, 10 July 2008

Penguin in a spin

This card is hugely inspired by two of my “imaginary” friends, Victoria and Taylor. Taylor set a challenge to create a spinner card… Victoria took up the challenge and made a beautiful card… then I set out to copy it! In my (very weak) defence, I did change the colours, the papers and the stamps.

A word about the greeting. The “happy” is from Happy Everything and the “birthday” is from Basic Phrases. Happy Everything contains a “birthday” stamp which is perfectly adequate but the Basic Phrases stamp was already dirty from the previous penguin card (inside) so I used that. In case you were wondering.

All the papers are from the Wintergreen pack of Designer Series Papers – it’s a kind of Christmassy themed pack but the ones I’ve used here are suitable for other occasions, too.

The spinner card is fun because the little penguin circle spins around to reveal another image; in this case the Circle of Friendship words which you can see in the smaller picture.

This was my first spinner card ever so, naturally, I’m not 100% happy with it. I want to move the penguin over to the right a little but, of course, I can’t.

Next time I make a spinner I’ll prepare a tutorial so that, if you don’t already know, you can see how it’s done.

Edited to add: Apparently this is a suspension card, not a spinner card! I'm so confused now. 

Stamps: Wild About You (p32), Happy Everything (p65), Basic Phrases (p65)
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Whisper White
Paper: Wintergreen (p72)
Ink: Basic Black, Certainly Celery
Accessories: 1 ¼” circle punch, 1 3/8” circle punch, 1” circle punch (p80).

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  1. Ooooh -- this turned out so well!! Good thing your imaginary friends are so creatively excellent!

    I like the papers you used - they are great for non-holiday uses!

  2. Glad I could be a little inspiration for such an adorable card. Careful Those spinners are quite addictive. I'm working on one right now.

  3. Another cute penguin card! You are on a roll (as opposed to on a bagel ;) ).

  4. love the penguine! very cute!

  5. You are so wonderful with these penguins! I am confused about the difference between a spinner card and suspension card too! Whichever it is, it looks great!

  6. I just love this card. Spinner or suspension - whatever it's called it is adorable! The penguin is so cute!


    PS - you've been tagged!

  7. Look at that cute little penguin peeking through! Great card!

  8. Helen, you make wonderful cards ! I have a nomination for you on my blog !

  9. I just love you blog Helen and when I get stuck for inspiration your is one of the first I pop to. I just nominated you for a great award, Enjoy and thanks for sharing your great work ;-)


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