Friday, May 23, 2008

Top This!

Here's tent topper with a twist, the arc of the topper is perfect for a spinner track!



You can tilt it back the other way, and it will look likes he's tossing it back and forth. :)


To make this card, cut out your seal and ball. Place the seal on your CS (don't adhere yet), and your circle Coluzzle on top. Pick two tracks that will line up with the flipper and tail. Click on the pic to see I have it lined up with third and fourth track. The fifth track will be the one I go all the way around to cut my mat(and the 6th for my green mat later). Then place your ball on top to see how far you will need to cut. Don't go all the way to the tail and flipper becuase then the ball will overlap once it hits the end, KWIM? Only go half way where you dimensional is...

It was hard to get the tracks photographed but I wanted you to see everything cut before I trimmed out the spinner track piece. You will have two small arcs and one complete circle all the way around.
Take your snips and cut out the circle and a straight cut between the parallel tracks on each end. You will need another circle the same size to put behind it if want the track to be less noticeable, like it's really moving through the air.
Now add your ball first by placing it on a dimensional(actually for this I used some smaller round ones I have for the size of this track, but you can also trim up the SU! hexagon ones) then a penny, then another dimensional, lay it in the track, and last a penny on the back side. Check the placement of your seal before adhering it to make sure the ball is starting and ending in the same place.
Last I added a shadow underneath him with my warm gray 20% Prismacolor marker and my matching Barely Banana mat behind it on more dimensionals so the penny has room to move. Green DCVW textured paper mat behind that. The patterned DP is DCVW mat pack(the different rectangles are embossed, perfect faux frame for your greeting!), and 5/8 ribbon is SU! It still needed a little something so I added the green brads to match the little circle section on the ball.
I gave it to my son last night, he lost his first tooth! After giving it to him(he loved it) he hugged me and said, "Thanks Mom, you've never made me a card before." !!! Yes, I have! After thinking awhile, he said, "You're right, it's just been so long I forgot." :( Note to self: now that Jonathan is old enough not to crumple every piece of paper art I put in his hands, make him cards more often!!
Have a great weekend!! Look for a couple really fun Kindred dad ideas coming up! :)

11 comments:

Whimsey said...

Unbelievably cute; you are so creative!!

Laurie in MN said...

Very cute card andcute idea.

StamperSharon said...

OMGoodness, how adorable -- a definite crowd pleaser with the kiddos, I'm sure! What a great idea, Melanie!

Deb said...

This is too cute and fun!!! My stamps didn't come today and it's a long weekend, WAH!!!!!!!!!

Angie said...

This is ingenious! I NEED a coluzzle!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Fantastic tutorial. LOVE your new set. It's super sweet! :0) mel

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh............how adorable!!! I've never tried a spinner card before....just wonderful!!!

Casmiles said...

What a great card - movement and the BRILLIANT colors - I love it! Made me go back and look at that said again...

Carolina said...

Okay, seriously this is just too fun! I bought your se to use for my nephews birthday festivities and this is beyond adorable!

Jessie/knightrone said...

How stinking cute is that!! Your son sounds adorable!!

Jennie Skaggs said...

Gorgeous and very clever. :) Jennie