All about layering - with a spin

We are enjoying a lovely summer day here in northern Virginia and I am so enjoying my day, cooking for friends coming for dinner tonight and finishing up this latest blogpost which is all about layering with a spin.
I am such a happy, albeit slow participant in the AECP - Altenew Educator Certification Program,
and this post is part of that program focussing on stamp layering. Altenew is the master of layering stamps, I remember first seeing Vintage roses when that stampset came out a couple of years ago and just being flabbergasted! Nowadays many companies do really good layering sets but in this post I will use only Altenew sets.

I wanted to make a couple of spinner cards and knew that I wanted to use To the Moon and Big World as they lend themselves perfectly to this technique:

But why not also use Main Squeeze - it works too! If you want to try this technique, look through your stash for images that could spin and follow along.

After stamping out the layered images in sets of two to make up the front and the back of my spinner elements, I diecut them using the coordinating dies. I just love how dimensional these images are, so cool!

Then I glued them together with doublesided tape sandwiching a strand of twine in between the two, very easy to do.

Then I choose a circle die, slightly larger than the spinner element to cut round holes into my cardstock, I also cut a separate backing piece so that I could sandwich the twine in between the two to hold it in place and have a clean looking card. I do not measure and plan things out exactly, math was never my subject,(!) I think it looks OK even if it's not to the millimeter, don't you?

After that I added lots of doublesided tape to keep everything in place and carefully lined up the two circles.

To finish up I stamped coordinating sentiments from several sets; from To the Moon and from Folksy Florals for the first card.

On the space card I first stamped the word MOON and then lined up the smaller sentiments  around the first word - this makes for better spacing than stamping the lines all together - the MISTI and a good old ruler are invaluable for lining these up! These sentiments are from from To the Moon and Trigonometry. The astronaut and star are from Space Travel.

And for my last card today I stamped a simple sentiment from the Main Squeeze set; squeeze the day!

I hope you like my cards, they were certainly fun to make and I should think fun to receive - just remember to wind them up as you put them into the envelope so that the recipient get a spin when they open their card!


  1. Helen, what a GREAT post on "All about Layering 2", Helen!! Your spinner cards are awesome and nicely constructed! I love how you used the layered orange and moon stamps for this purpose. Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  2. Thanks so much for your sweet comment Virginia. I can see another version of this card with the orange slice inside of a glass, wouldn't that be fun?!


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