Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Dancing Deer Die for Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Release | Partial Spinner Card


Hello Friends and thanks for joining me today! 

 I can finally share the card I made for Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Release 😄


My card features the new Dancing Deer Die. The idea I had for this card was to make it look like the Deer, lets call him Rudolf because he has a red nose 😉 was flying over the moon across a night sky. If you know me, you'll know I love interactive cards... so for this card I made it so that the moon spun from one side to another without letting the deer spin all the way around.

Dancing Deer Die for Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Release | Partial Spinner Card by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I have been wanting to make a tall and skinny card for the longest time so I thought this card would work perfectly. 
  • To begin, I painted my night sky using Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors using a mix of Persian Blue and Ivory Black. 
  • To the background I added white splatters using a copic white pigment. Set it aside to dry.
  • Next I did all my die cutting. A white layer of the deer, a brown one and then a lighter brown for the antlers. I then pieced the deer together and added a red crystal to the nose.
  • I then die cut the pieces for the moon, 2 large circles for the moon, and 2 smaller circles to make the spinner element. 
  • I glued the 2 large circles together, then blended some Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink to the outer edge of the circle. Sprayed some water drops and picked it up with a paper towel.
  • Next, I worked on the spinner mechanism by gluing a flat button onto one of the smaller circles I had cut out. Set it aside to dry.
  • I then die cut a small circle on the upper half of the night sky background, slightly larger than the button. 
  • Next I placed the button through opening of the die cut circle and glued the other small die cut circle to the top. 
  • Once the spinner was dry and in place I added foam tape behind the background panel to pop it up and allow the spinner to move freely. Avoiding foam around the spinner area. Here is a link of a video to a previous spinner I created if you want a better idea of a similar process.
  • Before attaching the moon to the spinner, added a couple of pieces of foam tape around the mechanism to act as movement stoppers. One at the the 4 o'clock mark and another at the 9 o'clock mark. Do not remove the protective tape.
  • I then glued the deer onto the moon. Right about the middle part of the deer's body I added another piece of foam tape so that that piece would catch on the pieces that were already glued down on the panel. I then carefully placed and glued the moon onto the center of the spinning mechanism.


  • Next I die cut 3 layers of the Sending Die using white cardstock, stacked and glued them together and then added a silver glitter layer of cardstock to the top. 
  • Repeated the same thing with the Christmas Blessing Die.

Dancing Deer Die for Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Release | Partial Spinner Card by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com
  • Finished off the card by adding some white gel pen details and crystals.

Dancing Deer Die for Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Release | Partial Spinner Card by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

The completed card measures 4 x 8.5 inches.

Here is a peak of the card in action.


I hope this partial spinning Christmas Blessings Deer card inspired you today.

Don't forget to check out all the new Fun and Festive Release Goodies!

Thank you for stopping by 😊
Until next time... Happy Crafting 👋

SUPPLIES
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Dancing Deer Die
*Dancing Deer Die
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SENDING Wafer Die
SENDING Wafer Die
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Christmas Blessing Dies
Christmas Blessing Dies
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Nested Circle Dies
Nested Circle Dies
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Mijello Mission Gold Water Color Palette Set
Mijello Mission Gold Water Color Palette Set
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Oxide Ink Pad HICKORY SMOKE
Oxide Ink Pad HICKORY SMOKE
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Copic Opaque White Pigment
Copic Opaque White Pigment
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April Crystals
April Crystals
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SILVER | CRYSTALS
SILVER | CRYSTALS
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Uni-Ball Impact Gel Pen
Uni-Ball Impact Gel Pen
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