Slimline Circus Spinner Card

Hello there, Christine here celebrating illustrator Davina Cantrell during this spotlight week!  Davina has such sweet whimsical & magical illustrations that she just takes to the next level when she makes a card using them!  I highly encourage you to follow her on Instagram her brand name is Popsiclesticks.

Today I’m celebrating by using Davina’s Le Cirque stamp & die set to make an  interactive slimline card!  I just loooove interactive cards, even though I find them difficult to make; the end results always makes me happy so it is totally worth it!

First I cut a slimline panel out of Neenah 110lb cardstock and ink blended distress oxide ink in faded jeans and chipped sapphire.  I then ink blended scattered straw with the Good Morning Sunshine stencil and used the Starstruck stencil twice  (once with gold embossing powder and once with glitter paste).  I then used one of the Embossed Edge Circle Stack die set as shown below.

I then die cut all the trapeze artist from the Le Cirque stamp & die set. You will see that the final color that she is colored is different from that shown below; I often will make changes to colors along the way to finishing the final card. I cut and colored the forward and rear facing images of the trapeze artist and put a piece of Stretch Magic Jewelry cord (found in all craft stores) glued between the 2 images. The image below was taken before I realized that the string was a little off center- it also had to be pulled very taunt, so that it will spin easily when you put twists in it. I adhered the trapeze artist to a non colored panel of 110lb cardstock that had been cut with the same slimline panel die and circle die that I used to cut the first panel (shown above colored). I also made a slimline card base (8.5 inches by 3.5 inches that also had a circle cut into it in the same spot so that the trapeze artist has uninhibited spinning.

Finally I adhered the 2 panels and card base together and tried out the spinner before continuing with the card. I die cut the rest of the images from the Le Cirque stamp & die set and did simple copic coloring (R59, R46, E31, E34, E0000, C3, C5 and C0).

I then die cut parts of the Center Stage Slimline die set out of cardstock that I had in my stash.

Thank you so much for stopping by- I hope that you will try to make a spinner card yourself- it is a lot of fun to make!

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