Hi everyone! Today I have a cute & easy card style that's a little variation on my telescoping card tutorial here. It's round and it's big and it's fun and I decided to call it a Frisbee card! You make it the same way as the telescoping circles card, but all the circles are the same size except the back one, which can be any size. I made mine with my handy-dandy Circle Scissors Plus tool. Here's a photo of the Frisbee card closed:
Ok, let's work on this fun Spirelli Technique! It's SOOOO easy! Once you start wrapping the twine, you turn into a twine-wrapping maniac. I now have considerably less scraps on hand, because everything that was large enough to punch a scallop circle out of got punched and made into one of these medallions!
To begin, you need any size scallop circle punch or die cut from the Big Shot, and Baker's Twine (which now comes in eight different colors!!). You'll need quite a lot of Baker's Twine, so good thing it's dirt cheap at just $2.95 per color. Click here to view them online: Baker's Twine
PS: Please 'scuze my inky fingernails and "winter" hands... my mother DID try her level best to teach me to take care of my hands, but it just didn't stick!
Leave the twine attached to the main package, because it will vary how much you need. Start by wrapping the twine around four scallops, leaving the end hanging towards the back. Then wrap it around again, starting with the next scallop over and wrapping around four scallops, as shown below.
You'll be able to do this a lot more easily than I did, with one hand holding the camera!
Then proceed all the way around the circle, moving over one scallop at a time, and wrapping around four each time.You can see below how it starts to create a really cool woven look. See how I'm skipping four scallops every time?
After you've gone all the way around, cut off your twine, leaving enough to wrap towards the back and secure with a dimensional.
Now, you can get a couple of different variations on this look by altering the number of scallops you skip. You can do three or five, as well as four, and get the looks below:
Different circle punches fit in the centers of these and make for a lot of fun embellishments! I hope you enjoyed this quick technique and the Frisbee variation on the telescoping circles card. I never charge for my tutorials, so it means a lot to me to know you are benefitting from all my hard work, because that's the only gratification a blogger gets! Please leave a comment on my blog today and introduce yourself!