OK, yeah, I guess I *am* pretty proud of my little spinner, since I can't stop thinking of stuff to make spin.
I also have a bit of a craft crush (the first step is admitting it) on Shelly Hickox, and when she posted her amazing 12 Tags Screampunk tag, based on an idea we brainstormed for instant death, I wanted to be just like Shelly! My idea for instant death was to have a portrait of a guy and use a spinner to spin away his face leaving just a skull!
Mwaaa haaaa haaaa! Gruesome!
As I went through my extensive stamp collection, though, I came across an eyeball stamp and decided it would be even MORE creepy for the "alive" guy to be just a giant eyeball wearing a bowler hat and a suit.
Mwaaaa haaaaa haaaa! Ick!
Because of my craft crush, which is not at all creepy or stalkerish and no, I did not ask Shelly if I could hang out in a corner of her studio all slack-jawed with a little drool coming out the corners of my mouth, so whoever told you that is totally lying, and (side note) my craft crush is not nearly as disturbing as, say, petrified or frozen amphibians (Shelly, meet Dina) . . . where was I? Oh yes, craft crush.
As I was saying, because of my craft crush, I wasn't worried about the stamps being the same size because I could just shrink down the bowler hat, shoulders and hand using shrink plastic! (Thanks for the idea, Shelly)
So without further dog doo - (ha! I totally just made that up! I claim it!)
I started by stamping my shoulders, bowler hat and hand (couldn't source my exact hand stamp, so I found a suitable replacement to put in the supply list below) with Staz-on ink onto shrink plastic. I colored the tie and hat band with colored pencils and then shrunk all three pieces. The eyeball is just stamped on white cardstock, colored with pencils and then shellacked with Glossy Accents.
I constructed a spinner on the side of the Circle Label Pop 'n Cuts die by following my video Pop-up 2torial. Here's the diagram:
As the card is opened, the spinner starts to move the hand, hat and eyeball away. To make the frame, I used my new Bigz Fancy Frame die, coming in early October to a store near you!
I added Crackle Accents to the top of the red frame and then got too lazy to wait for it to dry, so I just blasted it with a heat gun, causing it to crackle and pop and make crud bubbles. PERFECT! I hit the top of the crud bubbles with ink and sanded them down behind the spinner so they wouldn't catch. I cut the frame so the spinner could spin behind the shoulders and bottom half of the frame, but in front of the top half of the frame.
By the way, I did notice that I had die cut the paper upside-down, causing the peeling wallpaper to be peeling upward, but then I decided that sort of matched the ridiculousness of the scene, so I just went with it! (It's my card and I can do what I want to!)
Here's a close-up of the "let me tip my eyeball and hat to you, dear sir" part of the card:
I hid the glue dot connection point between my lower spinner (the square with the slit up the middle) and my larger spinner (with the eyeball, hat and hand attached) by putting a spider web over it. Then I figured I needed a matching spider web in the upper left corner.
Then, when I got to the front of the card and needed to hide my adhesive where I attached the plastic front piece, I discovered that the Trendy Tape was going to COMPLETE THE SPIDER WEB! How's that for an awesome happy accident? Dude!
I also used large eyelets in the left corners to keep the plastic front piece on. A couple of stickers for the inside completed the card.
Here is a top view of the mechanism. Just a simple spinner and the Base A2 Pop 'n Cuts die with Circle Label - easy!
For more ideas on using the spinner, you can scroll down or use this handy link: Angry Birds Card plus visit the Sizzix Blog to see the Beach Wagon and Eerie Hearse-o-ween cards.
Here is a supply list for what I could find:
Moxxie MD1227 Some Like it Haunt patterned paper
Twenty-Two skull stamp
Stubby Stampers spider web stamp
Glossy & Crackle Accents
Echo Park "Chillingsworth Manor" stickers