My desk midstream ... you can see it's a Blinky Bill Card (for the non Aussie folk Blinky Bill is a 1920's koala story book full of Aussie animal shenanigans). This card is a spinner card with Z-fold, here video by Jennifer McGuire. I looked at many other simple spinner card videos though, and used some of their techniques.
Dos and Don’ts
DO: a prototype. Mine is on desk.. right hand side.
Printed off various size image, on Google. Ended up with 70%, just did rough image cut out on prototype to test image spinner.
DO: need an inverted image, my Gallery app on mobile so just reversed Blinky Bill for this card.
DO: chose right type of thread. I used Dental Floss. Knew sewing or embroidery thread wouldn't be strong enough, but really fine fishing line, which didn't have, would be best. The Floss had a bit too much give in it to spin well as opened card.
Do: centrally balance and attach image to thread before adding to card.
Do: USE lightest cardstock you can, because works a lot better at spin release when you use lighter card. As my card was for Mister Four, it needed to be very, VERY sturdy
This meant best spinner mechanics was a single finger flick!
Brilliant that way.
Do: remember to attach the spinner to top layer BEFORE you've joined other layer (NOT like me! 🤫 Arrrgh!!).
Back verse of card.
The cards are both birthdays, this one here is made with images etc from my "use it or else" bag.
The EF is my current fav of Embossalicious Swirls. It just goes with everything plus ribbon from Snippets, like all but base card.
Our Aussie images are quite a few with commentary, (which you can skip) it’s going across middle of WA, an enormous state, so takes 3 or more days to cross it.
The Circular Pool was viewed from the lookout above 😊
Another beautiful overnight camp Tambina Creek (Waterhole). Birdlife was prolific... few too many vocal corellas but thankfully they went to sleep too 😉 Up the end were massive flat slabs of granite.. almost polished. Great campfire and a relaxing breakfast watching the reflections on the water.
We came across a temporary cattle yard beside the road of we think Hillside Station. They were sorting the cattle for the sales, drenching them and keeping the weaners aside. There was one massive bull, by his sheer presence, he let you know he was boss! One guy called out to us so we chatted to him for a while. He said the property was 2 million acres with no fences.. mustering must take quite a while.
We were intrigued by the hills closer to Marble Bar with the dark exposed rock on the top, Marble bar pool is also beautiful.
Last image is sunset, outback style.
We had good rain last night, but not sure if it went over the hill. I pray so, it cleared our smoke though.
Many thanks everyone for popping over for a peek and a chat, may God bless your day wherever you maybe.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz.x
Thought for the Day:
If we want the healing of our land & burdens, the Lord is clear in His word. .. has made it simple to understand.
If my people,.. called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Putting God out of every aspect of our lives will not bring His blessing.
That's what's wrong in Oz, sadly. I pray🙏🙏, pleading for forgiveness for my sinful ways and I seek His blessing again.