Sunday, April 14, 2013

Carousel Wedding's not what you think

I came across this ad for a new Marianne Die and was fascinated with the card and how the die worked..i have still not made a "full-blown" carousel card (not like the ride, but like the shape).  This project/card is a quarter of the actual full blown carousel card.  What is cool now, is that Marianne Creatables/Designs has made a die that can make 3 different size carousel cards/projects.  I have used the middle die in the set.  I did a lot of research on the internet to "see" the intention behind this die, but really haven't found out the real intention for this die yet, but in searching i've found a few Carousel cards.  I was so intrigued that i shared this idea with a friend that does a lot of hand cutting and she took off on this concept right away and created her own cards by hand..and they are gorgeous. (If you want to take a look at her creations you should check out her blog- Sigi's Creations)
My Pinterest Carousel card links here.

Here is the inside of my Carousel Card:
What is cool about this card is that if folds up into itself to make a quarter of this size. 
Here is the card closed:
For my card i added pop ups inside and they stick out slightly when closed, i had to make sure i offset the clock and the penguins so that they wouldn't get folded:

To make it easier to close i cut the background embossing paper into quarters.  The same with the doily die.  I didn't, however, cut the dies in the center of the oval frame..those are corner dies...again from Marianne Creatables.  The clock is also a Marianne Creatables give it a "mantel" look i cut out another larger corner die and placed it behind the clock both of the corner dies were pointing up.  After i embossed the clock i also stained it using Tim Holtz distress ink.

Copics used:
C1, 3, 5, 7, R20, 22, B91, BG10, 11, 13, YR12
Gelly Roll pen, Stickles diamond

Image from Heidi Schwoerer/2 Cute Stamps  available at 7Kids College fund

side view of card folded and tied
More photos:

bottom of card folded up

7 Kids College Fund Challenge- Anything Goes (Image from the new 2 Cute stamp/ Marianne Creatables dies/ Copics)
Nutcrafters- Shaped Cards
Loves Rubberstamps challenge- Pop your image


  1. What a clever card! I love it. The elements are lovely.

  2. This is just phenomenal Bonnie! I love the wonderful penguins and the clock! Such a wonderful design!

  3. Very Elegant.. Love the clock idea and the sweet image. Thank you for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week and Great Job with the Layers.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  4. how cute! thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week hope to see you again soon!

  5. This is so darn cute! I love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  6. Wow, how cool is that? I had seen the dies, too, but haven't made the purchase yet. Looking at this, I just might, lol! :^) Really great design, Bonnie! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    P.S. Those penguins are just adorable!

  7. Such a sweet card! Great design. Thank you so much for entering the Challenge! The Design Team appreciates the time you invested in your project and that you have shared it with all our blog followers!



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