Hello fellow crafters! I hope you’re off to having a wonderful weekend! I would like to share with you another surprise slider card that I made using some previously released stamps and dies by Pretty Pink Posh. I was making a birthday card for my brother and decided to try something fun. In the past, I’ve created single channel slider cards. This time, I wanted to try a double slider with a slight catch. If you can see in the photo, there are 5 items that are “hidden” but pop up once you pull the tab. The little flower that pops up is the only thing that does not lie along the slider area…hence, the “catch”.
For my images, I used both the Pretty Pink Posh Rainy Day and Camping Friends stamp sets and Camping Friends coordinating dies. After I colored and die cut my images, I grabbed a scrap piece of paper (above) and cut it to the same size as my actual card front (4″ x 5.25″) and placed some of my card items on top. I then outlined these items to get an idea of where they would lay on my actual card. (Please forgive my “how to” images. I was working on this card late at night after I had put my little ones to bed and the lighting was awful).
The sets of vertical lines that you see running down the paper are where my slider channels would lie.
I just measured and used a paper trimmer to cut my slider channel (on left) and then lay in on top of the scrap piece of paper to outline. I also added dimensional foam dots (to which I would adhere my animals etc). I actually doubled up on them. Once finished, I simply used a craft knife to cut some small rectangular areas where my elements would slide. If you can see in the photo, I made sure not to cut my grooves above or below any areas where the grooves could be seen once I attached my clouds and grass etc. The grooves are slightly offset because not everything is popping out on the same level in the card but you want to make sure (the most important thing) that your foam dot adhesives all end exactly where everything will be showing once pulled.
I then grabbed my actual card base (above) where I had ink blended a soft blue sky using some Altenew “Seaglass” and “Ocean Waves” ink. I then spritz some “Perfect Pearl” Perfect Pearls which I had mixed with water in a mini mister bottle. For the grass, I diecut two pieces of white cardstock using MFT Die-namics Grassy Fields and colored these pieces with Copic markers in various shades of green. I then lay my scrap piece of paper on top of my actual card and outlined the channels that I had cut.
I once again cut these out using a craft knife. It doesn’t look like much! But that’s the fun part about surprise slider cards. They usually look pretty strange until you finish with them!
I added my channel slider behind my card front so that the dimensional foam dots would pop up through my grooves.
This is what my card looked like from behind. As you can see, I also added dimensional foam tape to the back so that it would not only hold my slider channel in place but to also give it room to slide once I attached this piece to another piece of plain cardstock of identical size. Lastly, I mounted it to an A2 size top folding piece of bright blue cardstock.
Here is a finished view! All I did was add my “creatures” to the foam dots and carefully place the front layer of grass, clouds, tent and tree stump with dimensional foam adhesives in such a way that the foam would not get in the way when I pulled on the slider channel. As you can see, most everything is hidden. I forgot to take a picture of how I got the flower to pop up as well, but for the “catch”, I simply added a thin horizontal strip of very heavy cardstock between the two bottom dimensional foam dots on the front of my card. It’s hidden behind the front piece of grass. It was to this strip of cardstock that I glued the base of my flower.
And voila! I love how cute these animals are. If you would like to make your own surprise slider card, you should give it a try! Surprise slider cards are so much fun and they’re really not that difficult. A good video to check out, where I first learned about these cards, is the MFT Twice the Wishes Card Kit instructional video. I’m sure there are other videos out there as well.
I will be entering this card and playing along on two different challenges. The Simon Says “Anything Goes” Wednesday Challenge and the Addicted to Stamps and More “Make Your Mark” Challenge.
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