Card How-to, Cardmaking

Day Five: Sledding Friends Slider

Holiday Card Series

I am amazed at some of the interactive cards I see other creators make. They are beautiful, but I get a little intimidated by them. Some of the dies look complicated and they can run on the pricey side. That’s why I wanted to share a simple slider card that you don’t really need any dies for, but rather can either improvise with looking in your stash for or hand cut.

I created this card using a simple mechanism. Essentially the card is made up of Four peices; an ink blended background, a die cut hilly neighborhood panel that holds the mechanism, a front cover panel with the sentiment, and a pull handle.

I started with stamping and coloring the images from the Dashin’ through the Snow Stamp Set from Mama Elephant. I used Copic Markers to color my images. I adore this fox pulling a bunny. It’s just such a playful image.

I moved on to making my ink blended background. I created this panel in two parts. I used Distress oxide inks in the colors  Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, and Wilted Violet. After I was done, I added sparkle using a snowfall stencil and glitter paste.

After my colored elements where done, I worked on the various moving components. I cut them from white cardstock and started on the mechanism panel first. While it make seem complicated, this panel comes together quickly using simple supplies. I used a letter “I” from an alphabet die set to create slots, an intricate part of the mechanism, yet simple enough to create by hand if necessary.

To see how I made this card, you can watch the video here:

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