Recently I’ve seen some cute ideas for interactive spinning cards. So when I got my hand on Newton Unwinds stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs, I thought that would be the right image to play with.
So I made a kind of a real ball of yarn that could be unwind by pulling the string. This movement makes spin the whole image: the ball of yarn and the cat on it. You can see the video here.
To create the spinning mechanism I pocked a hole in the middle of one 3D foam square and insert a mini brad inside. I strung a piece of twine around the brad and adhered another 3D foam square on top. Then cut off sharp edges. If you have 3D foam circles, use them instead of squares and skip the last step. Then I put the kitty image (that obviously was already fussy cut) on top of the spinning mechanism and once decided where to place it, pocked another hole in the card base where inserted the sharp edge of the brad. At this point the twine was put behind the image around 3D foam squares and it’s done. When you pull the string, the ball of yarn spins as a real one.
Both Newton and the background were watercolored with distress inks. The colors were inspired by the picture Newton’s Nook Designs chose for their Inky Paws Challenge #30!
That’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by!