Awesome Swimming Otters Card

This Awesome Swimming Otters Card is an interactive card with a spinner! Spin it to see the otters swimming around.

Otters are some of my favorite animals — who could hold back a smile while looking at those cute faces and their playful attitudes? Subsequently, this stamp set keeps finding it way to the middle of my desk!!

Does it look similar to another otter card I created recently? While snow otters are a perfect for a winter card, these swimming otters are great no matter how warm the water is!

Again I used the Sale-a-bration stamp set Awesome Otters and the Give it a Whirl dies to make this fun and cute card.

Also used was the Painted Texture embossing folder! On this light blue cardstock, it is reminiscent of water, but on the snow otter card with white, it looked like snow!

See below for how to create a Swimming Otters Card:


How to make and Awesome Swimming Otters Card:

Cut your cardstock:

  • Misty Moonlight: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, folded at 4 1/4” for your cardbase
  • Balmy Blue: 4” x 4”
    • Die cut with the lower half of the front plate die
    • Then, dry emboss with the painted textures folder.
  • Marble DSP: 4” x 4”, die cut with the wheel die.
  • Scrap of Basic White for the otters and sentiment

Next, Stamping:

  • With black ink, stamp two of the otters with fish on white cardstock. Color in using your blends. Fussy cut out and then adhere to your Marble DSP wheel.
  • Similarly, stamp the otter coming out of the water, color it and fussy cut out, keeping the left and right edges straight.
  • Using Misty Moonlight ink, stamp your sentiment on white cardstock and either use a die cut or cut to match the width of your otter. With a thin line of glue, attach this sentiment to the bottom of your otter and then adhere that to the middle of your blue embossed piece.

Create the Spinner:

  • Stack the marble below the blue piece with the holes lined up. Next, push the brad through and open it up on the back. Ensure the marble spins.
  • Lastly, adhere the mechanism onto the front of your cardbase with dimensionals.

Supplies for an Awesome Otters Spinner Card:

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Want to make a few similar interactive cards? Click on the images below to find the free tutorials!

Thanks again for joining me, and Happy Crafting!

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