Friday, April 20, 2012

Spinning Lego Card

It is my nephews birthday next week and he really likes Lego. So his card had to be Lego inspired. I of course had to add a bit of grunge to it. Hopefully this looks like a grunged up Lego Brick to everyone. I am entering this in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything Goes Challenge.

For the background I embossed it with Tim Holtz's Dot Matrix Embossing folder. I then added clear embossing powder to the raised bumps to give it a plastic Lego look.

For the six circles (just like you see on a Lego brick) I shaded them with Black Soot distress ink and went around 1/4 of the circle with white pen to mimic a reflection. I then added the shine to then with UTEE.

My nephew is turning eleven. So the number eleven had to be emphasized here. It actually spins around the center of the card, this is called a spinner card. I cut the 11 out of  Tim Holtz Crowded Attic paper, adhered it to some grunge board, cut it out again, added Rock Candy Distress Crackle to it, and then inked it with Barn Door Red Distress Ink. I used the Tim Holtz Gadget Gears to cut the gear out and used Sailboat Blue Alcohol ink to color it.

If you have not made a spinner card you must try it out as they are so fun to make. You can see a tutorial by Split Coast stamper here. They are also fun to play with, Just look at that number spin.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Spinning everyone!


  1. I'm sure your nephew will absolutely love this! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  2. Awesome!!! My son would love this - he is a Lego maniac.

  3. What a great card! I love your colors and the design. I've never seen a spinning card like this! It's sure to make your nephew smile! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. Hello Stacy,

    I'm glad you tried out the spinner card ! It's the beginning of an addiction...:)
    You card seems to spin perfect !! So you've done everything perfect .

    I like the lego idea : my two sons were legokids for years and they would have loved such a legocard !
    I like the embossed background and the shin king dots on top; Great idea to edge them with a white pen !!!

    I'm sure your nephew will be very happy with this card !
    greetings from belgium

    1. An addiction indeed! I already want to make another one. Thanks for your kind words

  5. Super fun boy card. Love the texture you've added to make your lego!

    1. Thanks. I love adding texture for a bit more demension on paper.