Create a surprising movement card that will make the recipients squeel in delight as the designs roll across the front of the card. This card making craft is perfect for creative rubber stampers, clear stamps, and special occasions.
Making a Penny Roller Card
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS CARD
- 2 pennies
- craft knife
- foam dimensional circle
- scrapbook paper
- heavy cardstock
- clear stamps
- acrylic stamping blocks
- coloring tools
TO MAKE THIS CARD
- For a 4" x 6" card, cut a rectangle from the heavy cardstock measureing appoximately 5" x 2". Cover this piece with patterned scrapbook paper or stamp a background design on it.
- Next draw a line down the back of the cardstock dividing the rectangle into two sections measuring 5" x 1". Mark on either side of this line 1/4". Using the craft knife cut out a trough approximately 3 1/2" long for the pennies to roll in.
- Cover the face of your card with a complimentary pattern paper. Ink the edges and stamp any sentiments and sayings you wish to appear.
- Stamp the object you want to be mobile. In this card we stamped a gingerbread man clear stamp. Color your image and cut it out hugging the outside lines as you do so.
- To assemble the card place a penny behind the trough you cut in the 5" x 2" piece of cardstock. Place a piece of round dimensional foam in the center of the penny then place the second penny on top of the foam. You should now have a penny beneath the cardstock and a penny above. If you tilt the cardstock the pennies should roll from side to side.
- Now attach your mobile object to the top penny with double sided tape or glue.
- When attaching the 5" x 2" rectanglular cardstock with it's mobile element onto the card face, be sure to use dimensional foam that will leave enough room between the card face and the cardstock for the penny to roll from side to side unhindered. Attaching the cardstock to close to the face of the card will inhibit the movement of the pennies.
- Enjoy your card. It is a lot of fun to play with and show others.