Monday, November 1, 2010

I'm In a Spin Again

Boy am I ever spinning after the time I've had getting the challenge making a spinner card on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog. I kind of got sidetracked, and I'm late in getting my challenge card done.

One of the Freebies on Tiddly Inks PCP forum was a Harmony Border, and I immediately got an idea of using it for my spinner portion and having the notes spin down the bars of music. The next thing that came to me, was the sentiment. It had to have something to do with music, and "YOU are the song that makes my heart sing" came to mind. Yeah, I know it's cheesy but what the hay? I went into Photoshop and created the word art. The last thing I had to come up with is the perfect image to go with the rest. Well now that wasn't a challenge, since what woman wouldn't want a card from Charles holding a tulip and a cheesy saying like this. What little coloring there is was done with Copics.

I used my Make the Cut software to design the zigzag path for the spinner to follow and then cut it with my Cricut. I put a second copy of the border underneath so it really looks like one piece of music. The hardest thing I had to deal with, is that I didn't have any pop dots. When I tried punching a dot out of cardboard and attaching the penny, the cardboard just kept separating in layers. I finally used a hole punch and punched a dot in my foam tape. I will definitely be buying some pop dots the next time I get to Hobby Lobby or Michaels.
I'll be adding this card to the box of OWH cards I'm mailing tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by, and I love comments.


  1. Shirley - I just love this - the zig zag is a great idea and the music notes are awesome!! Love it!

  2. Shirley,you are on a roll! Awesome card ~jeni :)

  3. Gorgeous Shirley!!! Soooooooo fun!!!!

  4. This is great!!! I love how the note goes up and down. :)

  5. Love your card! Great job on the zig-zag! The music note going up and down and side to side was great thinking! Splendid job! :)

  6. oh my gosh and golly shirley this is just absolutely awesome, i love how you made a zig zag spinner path!!! thankyou so much for joining in with the challenge this week with such a fab card, hugs Lou xxx

  7. Shirley - I LOVE this card! The zigzag was such a great idea and the colors are perfect! So glad you could enter in the Tiddly Inks challenge this week!

  8. Great card Shiley! Love it that you made a zigzag spinner! Thanks for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge this week.