On the CASE: Spirograph Hello
On the CASE: Spirograph Hello
Anyone here remember (and miss) their spirograph?
It was seriously one of my favorite toys growing up. This new, Concord & 9th exclusive turnabout set is a total throwback with lots and lots of possibilities! And what better way to get a feel for a new set than by CASEing a project? I decided on the floral looking design since these dreary winter days could really use a pop of color!
This was a fun design to put together! But, be prepared to practice some patience as there’s lots of fussy cutting! Let’s take a look at the results:
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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!
Stamps: Mini Spirograph Turnabout (Concord & 9th)
Paper: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Solar White 110lb CS (Neenah), 4 – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ Solar White 80lb CS (Neenah), scrap of Black Licorice CS (Lawn Fawn)
Inks: Unicorn White pigment ink (Hero), Altenew crisp ink cubes (or any colors you want)
Accessories: Silver metallic thread (Tacony), Silver Lining Sequins (28 Lilac Lane)
Other: Precision Scissors (EK Success), White Embossing Powder (Ranger), Anti-static bag, Heat Tool, Stamp Positioning Tool, Turnabout template, pop-up dots.
On the CASE Notes
(your step-by-step guide)
- Score the card base at 4 1/4″.
- Pick out ink colors. The colors I used are pictured below, but any combination will work!
- Align the stamp using the included stamp positioner. Since we only need the flower, there’s no need for the 6×6 template. Just use the 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ template and the same size cardstock.
- Stamp the light color, rotate the cardstock 90-degrees, then stamp the dark color. Repeat the rotation and stamp in light, then rotate and dark.
- Stamp the heart images – one each in the darker shades.
- Fussy cut the flowers and hearts.
- Adhere the flowers directly to the card base, then trim the excess around the edges.
- Stamp the sentiment in Unicorn White pigment ink. Then, heat emboss with white superfine embossing powder.
- Add foam pop-ups to the back of the snipped out sentiment, then some circles of silver metallic thread.
- Adhere the finished sentiment to the card and add a few silver sequins.
How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?
Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5 – This is a super fun card to create – and there’s so many possibilities with color variations, and sentiment swaps. It could easily be a go-to staple in your card design file. Of course, I’m new to Turnabouts, so I still need a minute to review the how-to before I get started. Once that’s done, the magic happens!
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We hope our projects today inspired you to try CASE-ing our projects, or another project you’ve been eyeing! We hope to see you again in 2 weeks when we’ll be On the CASE again! In the meantime, please leave a comment about today’s project and then don’t forget to CASE out Ann’s project!
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