As promised here is my tutorial for the Kaleidoscope card. The pictures weren’t sticking in the positions that I wanted so I have added captions on them in case they get in a wacky order when they display on your computer. You can click on the pictures to see a larger version. At the end is a pdf file which you should be able to download and it might be easier to follow than the actual post on the computer.
This is my Kaleidoscope card made with the Circle Circus stamp set featured in the July 2009 Royal Blog Tour
Basic Supply List:
- Card stock – Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Ballet Blue, Whisper White
- Window Sheets – Medium
- Ribbon – Old Olive wide Grosgrain
- Punches: 1-3/4” Circle, Word Window
- Classic Ink – Pumpkin Pie, Ballet Blue, Basic Black
- VersaMark Ink
- Black Embossing Powder
- Stampin’ Write Markers – Pumpkin Pie, Ballet Blue
- Bead Duos – Blue, Orange
- Bone Folder
- Paper Cutter with Scoring Blade
- Jumbo Brad
- Circle Circus stamp set including the extra rubber after mounting your stamps
- Family Phrases stamp set
- Circle Scissor Plus and Glass Mat
- Adhesive – Snail, Crystal Effects and Stampin’ Dimensionals
Steps to complete the shaker box:
- Stamp the image in VersaMark ink on Whisper White card stock, cover with black embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Color image with Stampin’ Write Markers.
- Use the left over rubber from the die-cut stamp set. And cut away the outline of one that fits over your image. Trim away the corners. I use my Craft & Rubber scissors.
- Remove the backing from the rubber and adhere over your image. Then peel up the rubber leaving only the gray foam attached to your stamped image.
- Add some of the large beads from the Bead Duos to the center of the foam, covering about 1/3 of the image. I used Orange and Blue Bead Duos.
- Cover the foam with a piece of clear Window Sheet. Trim everything as needed.
- To cover the front I cut a circle out of Pumpkin Pie using the Circle Scissor Plus – cut it at 2-3/4”. Punch a hole in the center with the 1-3/4” circle punch.
- Cut a circle out of Ballet Blue using the Circle Scissor Plus – cut it at 2-1/2”. Punch a hole in the center with the 1-3/4” circle punch. I stamped on this piece with Ballet Blue ink using the dotted circle image.
- Layer the Ballet Blue circle on top of the Pumpkin Pie circle and then attach that to the top of the shaker box over the window sheet covering up the gray foam.
Steps to complete the spinner:
- Create the base of the card. Mine is Old Olive card stock cut at 4-1/4” x 11” and scored at 5-1/2”. Fold this in half.
- Add the front layers to the card. I have a Pumpkin Pie layer that is 5” x 3-3/4” and a Ballet Blue layer that is 4-3/4” x 3-1/2”. The Ballet Blue layer is stamped with the dotted circle image in Pumpkin Pie ink.
- To the back of the shaker box add a 5/8” Jumbo Brad. I used a small dab of Crystal Effects so that it would not come off.
- Position the shaker box on the front of the card so that it is near the edge where you can add the punch out to create the notch for spinning it. Punch a hole for the brad. And then punch your notch through the layers.
- Cut a 3” circle using the Circle Scissor Plus. I used Pumpkin Pie card stock. Punch a hole in the center. Place this on the inside of the card. Feed the brad on the back of the shaker box through the front of the card and through this circle on the inside of the card. Flatten out the brad on the inside and then use a piece of plain tape to hold the brad in place on the circle. If you don’t do this then the card stock will turn around the brad rather than turning the brad which turns the shaker box. I hope that makes sense.
(Excuse the mess in the Step 5 picture, if you don’t pull your tape up multiple time your card stock won’t look like this – 🙂
Steps to complete the card:
- In order to make the inside look nice and cover the workings of the spinner I cut another piece of Old Olive card stock – 5-1/2” x 4-1/4” and punched a notch in it to match. Adhere this to the inside front of the card making sure your adhesive doesn’t interfere with the circle.
- Also punch a notch out of the back of the card. And I stamped a greeting on the inside.
- On the front of the card I tied a piece of Old Olive wide grosgrain ribbon around the left side of the card. Stamped ‘happy birthday’ on Whisper White card stock and punched it out with the Word Window punched. I pulled the edges across my Pumpkin Pie ink pad and attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the front of the card.
Click Here to download a pdf file.