Spinning Unicorn Shaker Card + A Dreamy Distress Oxide Background

Hey guys! Today I am sharing another one of my spinner/shaker cards and this one is dreamy! This card features the Fairy-Tale Friends set from My Favorite Things.

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I started with a large piece of Canson Watercolor paper taped to my work surface. I blended onto that with Distress Oxide inks in the colors Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, and Peacock Feathers. Next I took the Clouds stencil (also from MFTStamps) and I used Hero Arts Unicorn White pigment ink to blend some subtle clouds across the background. I splatted some clean water onto the background and lifted it with a paper towel. I then splatted some Pearl Aqua Pigment ink onto the panel. I then cut the background down to 6x6.

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I stamped the unicorn and rainbow from the Fairy-Tale Friends stamp set onto Neenah white cardstock with Gina K Amalgam ink. I then colored them in with Copic markers and cut them out with the Scan N Cut. I quickly blended a second background to look like the first. I used the nested circle dies from Hero Arts to cut a ring from that background to be my shaker frame. Using that same die set I cut another ring out of a sturdy plastic, two rings out of white cardstock, and a circle out of plastic sheeting to be my shaker window. I glued the window circle to the frame with liquid adhesive.

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I blended some colors onto one of the white cardstock rings to roughly match the background colors. I then glued that ring on top of the other white ring to make it a think piece. I glued that ring to the center of the background and then used the inside edge as a guide to place a circle of doubled up foam tape on the panel. I filled that circle with my shaker sequin, placed my plastic ring around the foam tape circle, and then closed up the shaker.

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I glued the unicorn to the plastic ring and the rainbow to the center of the shaker window. Next I die cut a bunch of clouds out of vellum and white cardstock and some stars out of white glitter cardstock. I glued all of those to the plastic ring as well. I picked out a sentiment from the set and curved it on my Misti door to fit around the shaker frame. I then stamped it and embossed it with white embossing powder. It would have been easier to do this before assembling the shaker, but I didn’t think that far in advance on this one. For the finishing touches I added some dashed lines with a white gel pen and some glitter to my colored images with a glitter brush.


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Teacher Thank You Spinner Card | Lawn Fawn

Hey y’all! Today I am sharing a thank you card for a teacher and this card is special because it is a spinner card!! The stamp set I used for this card is the Thanks a Bushel set from Lawn Fawn.

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I started this card by stamping a bunch of the apples and the basket of apples on Neenah cardstock with Gina K Jet Black Amalgam ink. I then stamped faces from the set on each of the apples. I colored in the images with Copic markers and then cut them out with my Scan N Cut.

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I die cut a circle out of Lucky Clover cardstock from Gina K and a ring out of Green Apple cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. I then stamped the Plank background from Simon onto a 4.5 x 4.5 piece of Dark Chocolate cardstock from Gina K. I adhered that background to a 5 x 5 card base made from Kraft cardstock.

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Using foam tape around the inside of the Green Apple ring of cardstock I started making my spinner on the card. I closed it up with the Lucky Clover circle. I then glued the apples all around the spinner and the basket of apples to the center.

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For my sentiment I stamped the Thanks a Bushel stamp on Neenah cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink and cut it to a strip. I popped that sentiment up with foam tape on the card. I then added a second sentiment to the inside of the card which says “for being a great teacher.”

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For the finishing touches on the card I added highlights to the apples with a white gel pen.


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Interactive Mermaid Spinner Card | Mama Elephant

Hello my friends! Today I am sharing a really fun interactive card using the Little Mermaiden Agenda stamp set from Mama Elephant. First I stamped all of the images from the Little Mermaiden Agenda stamp set on Bristol Smooth paper with Gina K Designs Jet Black Amalgam ink. I colored them in using my Arteza watercolor markers and then I cut them all out with my Scan N Cut.

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On a large piece of Bristol Smooth paper I blended a background with Distress Oxide inks. I used the colors Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Blueprint Sketch. I then placed the Waves stencil from Simon Says Stamp over the background and blended over it with white pigment ink. Once that was dry I went over it once more with the Distress Oxide ink to darken it up a little.

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I cut down my background panel to be 5.75 x 5.75. I then cut two different size rings out of Bristol Smooth paper with the Hero Arts nested circle dies. I blended over these circles trying to match the same blending on my background panel. I also cut a ring out of some thick, durable plastic which I cut from some packaging. I took the smaller of the two blended rings and glued it to the middle of the background.

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Using the ring on the background as a guide I very carefully placed a long piece of doubled up foam tape around the inner circle to make a shaker area. Next I placed the plastic ring around the foam tape ring. I glued a piece of acetate to the second blended ring to make a window. I filled up the shaker area with clear Micro Pearls from Brutus Monroe and Sea Glass sequins from Simon Says Stamp. I then closed up the shaker with the window piece.

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I glued the little mermaid images that I colored all the way around the plastic ring. This ring is able to spin around because of the way it is put together. I stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful Mermaids stamp set from Simon Says Stamp on some Neenah Solar White cardstock with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink. I popped up the sentiment on the bottom of the shaker and glued one of the mermaids on the shaker window.

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For the finishing touches I first took a white gel pen and added highlights to all the mermaids. I also added some dots on the shaker ring to look like small bubbles. I glued three of the little fish images from the Little Mermaiden Agenda set across the shaker. Lastly, I added a few Raindrops embellishments from Lucy’s Cards.


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Spinning Train Shaker Card - Mama Elephant's Little Agenda Trains

Today I created an interactive card using the Little Agenda Trains stamp set from Mama Elephant.

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I started out by creating a background with Distress Oxide inks. I was going for a milky way look. I used the colors Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans, and Black Soot. Once the blending was done I used a paintbrush with clean water to add some soft cloudy areas to the center of the sky. I soaked up the water with a paper towel with pulls up some of the ink. Next I used a small paintbrush to add some stars to the sky with my white Gansai Tambi paint.

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I stamped a bunch of the images from the Little Agenda Trains stamp set from Mama Elephant onto some Bristol Smooth paper with Gina K amalgam ink. I colored these in using my Arteza Real Brush pens. Check out the video to see the coloring in detail! Once all of the coloring was done I used my Scan N Cut 2 to fussy cut all of the images.

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The creation of the spinner and the shaker on this card is fairly complicated, so I highly recommend watching the video to get a better understanding. First I used my Hero Arts nested circle dies to cut out all of the circles and rings that were needed. On the acetate circle I stamped a sentiment from Mama Elephant’s Scripty Xmas stamp set with Versamark ink. I embossed it with a white embossing powder. Using one of the rings that I created as a guide, I laid down a ring of doubled up foam tape on the sky background. This is going to be the shaker area. Next I placed three of the rings around the foam tape circle. I added some sequins to the shaker area and then closed it up with my circle of acetate. To finish up the spinner/shaker I glued a ring to the acetate to cover up the foam tape.

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Using my Gina K Connect glue I adhered all of the images that I colored to the spinner on my card. Next I added some details and highlights with a white gel pen. I added little dots with the gel pen connecting the train cars. To finish up the card I took a sliver paint marker and added some dashed lines around the inner ring.


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Spinning Snowmen Card - Using Mama Elephant Stamps

Today I created a card with a fun spinning element using the Mama Elephant stamp set “Little Snowman Agenda.”

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I started out by stamping all of the snowmen in the stamp set. I stamped them with my MISTI onto Neehnah Solar White 110lb card stock with Simon Says Stamp intense black ink. Next I colored them all in using my Copic markers. Once they were all colored in I cut them out with my new Scan N Cut 2, which I got from my husband for our anniversary! Check out the video to see all of the coloring and for a fun announcement!

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I die cut a circle out of Neenah Solar White and put it in my MISTI to stamp a sentiment. I chose a sentiment which says “Have a Magical Holiday” which is from another Mama Elephant stamp set that recently came out.

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I am going to try explaining how the spinning element was created, but the best way to understand is to see the video. First I cut a piece of Desert Storm card stock to 5.5 by 5.5. Using two different sizes of circle dies I created some rings out of white card stock. I made two small rings and one large one. I used the inner circle of one of the rings as a guide to lay down a ring of doubled up foam tape on the middle of my Desert Storm card stock. I then placed the two smaller rings around the tape and then the larger one. The smaller rings keep the larger from laying completely flat against the Desert Storm card stock. I then adhered my circular sentiment piece to the foam tape, locking in the three rings.

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I used Gina K Connect glue to glue snowmen all the way around the large ring. This ring spins around making the snowmen go around the sentiment. I glued my Desert Storm panel to a 6 by 6 white card base. The last thing I did was go around the border of the Desert Storm panel with a white gel pen doing some dashed lines.


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