Hello everyone! I just would like to share a card project I have been working on. I was supposed to upload this over the weekend but I had some motherly duties that took priority before anything else. I watched Jennifer McGuire’s Slider Card Youtube video and it was amazing! I was very excited to try it out. She is one of my favorite crafters. What is also amazing about this card is that it does not require a lot of dies to complete. It is a great project for crafters who are always on a budget like me and I also like making use of what I have on my stash. You can check her video on this link.
The card has a mechanism that when you pull up the tab that will reveal a surprise message or sentiment. The process is simple and easy to follow. I made my own measurements and design. I decided to use My Favourite Things – Our Story – clear stamps. As a bookworm, I just love these stamps. Majority of the supplies that I used are your basic crafter’s survival tools that you can find in any office and crafting supply stores. In this project I used the following items:
- Cardstocks and pattern paper. (In this card, I used a white, brown and red cardstock and 2 pattern papers)
- Memento Dye Ink
- Tsukineko Emboss Stamp Pad
- Ranger white embossing powder
- Heat gun
- Rounded-stitched rectangle die
- Small-stitched heart-shaped die
I started by prepping the base of the card by scoring and trimming the red cardstock into 4 1/2″ x11″ and I fold it in half. I also trim the red polka dot pattern paper to 4 1/4″x 5″.
For the slider, I die cut another red cardstock with the rounded stitched rectangle die. Then I trace the inner-portion of the die on the white cardstock and cut it. It should be smaller in size than the red rectangle cardstock. I normally do all my die cutting in one go so, in this stage, I also die cut the small-stitched heart-shaped die on a red cardstock for the sentiment.
Next, I prepared the stamps. I colored the stamps using my Windsor & Newton pro and brush markers then run it through my Bigshot machine. I heat embossed the sentiment “You’re The Best Chapter of My Life” in a black cardstock with a Ranger white embossing powder.
I used the floral blue pattern paper as wallpaper and the brown cardstock to represent the floor in the front panel. I made an allowance of 5/8″ at the bottom of the white rectangle card stock for the floor, glued the brown card stock and trim it. I did the same thing with the blue pattern paper.
To set up the slider, I created slits in the red polka dot pattern paper. At the dorsal side of the polka dot pattern paper, I positioned the rectangle cardstock at the center of the pattern paper and I drew a horizontal line from the bottom of the red cardstock. I also marked a quarter of an inch on both sides from the top and draw a vertical line down to the horizontal line at the bottom. I cut the two vertical line with my WRMK trimmer. I also used a red cardstock for the pull tab. The pull tab is 5/8 of an inch wider than the front panel.
To connect the front panel to the pull tab, I cut a piece of acetate measuring 3 1/2″ x 4″ and I adhered it at the back bottom of the front panel. I insert both sides of the acetate on the slits I created on the polka dot pattern paper to allow it to slide up and down. I adhered both ends of the acetate on the pull tab with a scotch tape. To make sure that the pull tab will not be moving around, I put a foam tape around it and place it at the center of the base cardstock.
To complete the card, I placed the stamps I die cut and assemble them all in the front panel. I used a glue dot to adhere the bookcase, table, and mug to add dimension to the card. To add the sentiment, I pulled the tab and adhere the red heart-shaped die and the embossed sentiment in between the slits under the front panel.
As I have mentioned above, you can create this card with a simple ruler, scissor, cardstocks or pattern papers and adhesive tape. You can create your own design with a calligraphy sentiment, picture or stickers in the front panel which can be any shape you want. All you need are basic tools and a creative idea.
Thank you for reading my post this week and hopefully, I will be able to upload more fun stuff in time for Valentines Day! Till next time!