Saturday, July 2, 2011

Mojo Monday with a Spin on the Magic Spinner

This is another spin on one of the Magic interactive elements. In Magic, which is a scrapbooking how-to book vice a card how-to book, the top element spins to reveal different pictures underneath (in the scrapbooking version there are three openings, so you can see three pictures at a time). I wanted to try this technique out, but my current scrapbooking projects don't lend themselves to this technique, so I decided to adapt it to a card.

Coincidentally, the Mojo Monday challenge for this week was really well suited to what I wanted to do, and only required a little bit of adjustment in sizing. This is a 6x6 card, so I used two of the Magic spinner templates, the 4 1/2" and 4". I adapted the top layer and only cut out one triangle shape. Also, since I wanted the bottom element to move, I ended up creating a bottom layer and used 3-D foam tape (only using it single sided) against the bottom of the middle circle to create some space so you could spin it. I did the same thing on the top layer putting the foam tape in the middle part of the circle. Then I stacked two very small pieces and stuck the top and bottom layers of the spinner together so that only the middle layer spins.

Because the spinner is pretty thick, and I'm very unorganized and couldn't locate my brads, I ended up using a button and hemp to secure it. This was a little bit tricky and had to be done before all the layers were secure.

I had a lot of fun creating the card and working with the Magic technique. This one was a LOT easier than the last one (filmstrip), and am already thinking of other possibilities/ideas that I could apply this to.

CTMH Supplies Used:
Magic Scrapbooking How-to book
Cardstock: Bamboo, Twilight, Colonial White
B&T Paper: Bliss
Exclusive Inks: Chocolate, Outdoor Denim
My Acrylix Stamps: Friendship small alphabet, A Tulip, Lucky Workshop on the Go set, Jubilation, Something Splendid, A Little Everything
Embellishments: Lucky Level II Assortment, Wooden Designer Buttons, Hemp