Blue Ombre Spinning Cake Birthday Card

Blue Ombre Spinning Cake Birthday Card

This interactive card was designed to meet and enter this month’s AAA birthday blog card challenge. The theme was ‘For a Child’ and you can navigate to the challenge via the following link:

For those who prefer to watch a video on how to make this card click the link below to see my process video for this card:

Spinner cards (or any interactive card really) are a real hit with my little ones at the moment so I thought I would try to incorporate a spinner into the card.

For this card I decided to use up some diecuts I had leftover in my stash. In this case a couple of birthday cake diecuts. Since I had two, I decided to make a spinner card and because I’m really into using my recently acquired blending brushes, I went for a blue ombre background.

Anyway here’s how I made the card.

First step, I blended the blue ombre background. For this I use Altenew crisp dye ink stamp pads in ‘Dusk,’ ‘Ocean Waves’ and ‘Seaglass.’ I just blended them using my blending brushes.

Secondly, I cut out the circle/window or hole where the spinner would be spinning. This meant cutting the circle into the card front as well as the front side of the card base, making sure the two holes lined up. To do this I used a circle diecut, attached the card front to the card base and cut the both circle out at the same time – this made sure they would line up.

Thirdly, I stuck down the red string that the cake diecut would spin on. I used double-sided tape to do this making sure the string was really taught and securely attached.

Fourthly, I put double-sided tape onto the back of the die cut images, removed the release paper and sandwiched the string in between them; making sure that the images lined up with another.

Fifthly, I used double-sided tape to adhere the card front to the card base, making sure the holes still lined up.

Sixthly, I glued a ‘happy’ die cut underneath the spinner window and stamped ‘birthday wishes beneath that using Ranger Archival Ink in jet black and my stamping platform.

All done!

Enjoy and happy crafting!

Mel Crafting.

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