Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Suspension Card and how to make it

Suspension Card

by Beate Johns

Use simple supplies to create a fun, interactive element for your cards.


  • Dental floss
  • 1 1/4" circle punch
  • 1 3/8" circle punch
  • Cardstock for card base
  • Cardstock for layer that your suspended image will be nestled in
  • Ink
  • Stamps
  • Sticky Strip™


  1. Step 1

    Use a 1 3/8" circle punch (or other large shape) to make a window in the cardstock layer.
  2. Step 2

    Position the cardstock layer on the card base and mark where the punched window is.
  3. Step 3

    Punch out a circle on your card base with the same circle punch.
  4. Step 4

    Stamp two images and punch them out with the 1 1/4" circle punch (or other smaller punch).
  5. Step 5

    Apply Sticky Strip™ to the back of both punched images.
  6. Step 6

    Apply Sticky Strip™ over and under the punched window on the cardstock layer.
  7. Step 7

    Tape a piece of dental floss on the backside of your cardstock layer, centering it in the punched opening.
  8. Step 8

    Take one of the 1 1/4" circle images, center it in the 1 3/8" window and tape it to the dental floss.

    Add an extra layer of Sticky Strip™ over the tape holding the floss down. Don't remove the red plastic liner from the adhesive yet.
  9. Step 9

    Flip cardstock layer around. Add second 1 1/4" circle image, line it up with the back of the first image and tape it down.
  10. Step 10

    Apply more adhesive, and adhere cardstock layer to the card base. Make sure the 1 3/8" windows line up.
  11. Step 11

    Finish decorating the card.



    Shape It Up
    Try out different shaped/size punches. Just make sure you have two that are the same shape, just one size different.

    Combine It
    Try using this suspension on the inside of a tunnel card.
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