Christmas Card!




Hi everybody!  This is Marie, the owner of Another Card-Making Blog?, and I'm super excited to be a part of the debut of Create and Inkspire!  I am so proud of Courtney, and thrilled for her and this new venture.  I can't wait to see how it all unfolds!

I'm joining in with a Christmas card (how many of you might have guessed that was coming?).  LOL!  Christmas is my favorite holiday, so I thoroughly enjoy making Christmas cards all year long.  And trust me, I have the stash of supplies to prove it!  Anyway, I decided to do something I haven't done in quite awhile; a spinner card.  These are so much fun to play with, and I love being able to surprise the recipient with something they may not be expecting.

Since it had been some time since my last spinner card, I decided I had better brush up on my skills by checking out some YouTube videos.  Once I had been reminded of what to do, I went to work.  I wanted to use an image that I thought would translate well into the whole spinner theme, so I chose this cute Sunbonnet Skating image by Bugaboo Stamps.  I bet some of you knew that was coming too, huh?  ;)  What can I say; I love them!  I imported the image into my Silhouette Cameo software program, and sized it to work with the circle die I wanted to use.  Then I traced the outline of the image with the tracing tool, and using the traced line, I created an offset with the offset tool.  I absolutely love that I can adjust the offset to have as much or as little white space around the image as I want!  After that, I grouped the image and offset together, made a copy, and flipped the copy so that it was a mirror image of the original. All I had left to do was send the project to my machine, and let it do the fussy cutting (LOVE!!).

On to the coloring then...I used my usual combo of Prismacolor, Copic, and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color both images, trying my best to make them as similar as possible.  Once that was done, I sandwiched the string between the 2 images, and constructed the card.  The heat embossed sentiment comes from a Recollections Christmas phrases stamp set.

That's all there is!  I hope you like my card, and I also hope I inspired you to make a Christmas card soon!

Here is a video clip of the cards spinning action!


Card Base - Recollections 110 lb. white

Patterned Paper - Northern Lights 12x12 pad by Recollections

Digital Image - Sunbonnet Skating by Bugaboo Stamps

Scalloped circle - created from a Silhouette cut file, cut from Recollections 65 lb. white

Spellbinders Classic Circle - Largest die

Basic white thread

American Crafts double sided tape

Tombow Mono Multi glue

Sentiment - Recollections Christmas Phrases 2 stamp set

Black card stock - Recollections 65 lb.

Embossing powder - Recollections detail in Snow

Wagner heat tool


Markers - Prismacolor and Copic

Trimmers - Cricut and Fiskars


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