I have wanted to make a spinner card for a long time and the Dee and Dum stamp set is so symmetrical that it made the perfect image to use as the spinner component. I used the Forest Path stamp as the backdrop for Dee & Dum.
To make the card, I first stamped Dee and Dum several times onto Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock and cut them with my Brother Scan n Cut2. I copic colored both images the same, put double adhesive tape on one of the images, placed elastic string (used for making jewelry) on top and then glued the other image on top of it.
I had 2 A2 sideways opening cards, as you sandwich one within the other, so that you make a trifold opening card. I die cut a circle in what would be the front of the card and then die cut a circle (use any die you have) through an A2 panel to cover up the string on the inside of the card. It just makes everything neater!
I stamped the Forest Path scene on the front of the other A2 card base (upside down) so that it opens in reverse- that creates the trifold effect. I then glued the back of the first card base (with Dee and Dum) to the back of the other card base (with the Forest Path scene). I spent most of my time copic coloring the Forest Path and recoloring areas, such that there are multiple layers of color on the trees and grass. I don’t have a lot of experience coloring nature scenes, so I kept going over and over areas until I was satisfied with how it looked. In the past, I’ve even had to start over! Don’t be afraid if you color an area and aren’t happy with how it looks, copic coloring is very forgiving and often you can color over it to create a look you are happy with.
I hope that you will try to make a spinner trifold card- you truly don’t need any special materials, just an image that is reasonably symmetrical.
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