Sunday, September 21, 2014

Merry Christmas Slider Card

The current challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs' blog is "Stitch It!" The idea is to use either real or faux stitching, or have a sewing-themed project. While my intention for this card was to have machine stitching, I had a few technical difficulties, so I ended up just poking holes and going over them with a pen, for faux stitching.

I got the idea for this card from this tutorial at Splitcoaststampers. I modified the measurements to make a larger card. Not easy, and not without having to start over a couple of times, but I made it work!

I started with an image from this digital stamp set by Hero Arts. I sized the bird, and paired it with a greeting from this set. I printed that out onto a piece of white cardstock, and colored it with colored pencils, using Gamsol on a paper stump to blend it. I matted that on a piece of dark red cardstock, and then did my faux stitching.

For the card front, I used a patterned paper from The Paper Studio. Basically, I just followed the directions in the tutorial. I did more faux stitching around the outer edges, leaving the top open. I made the tag, which is the slider mechanism that reveals the inside sentiment, from a piece of red patterned paper from the same Paper Studio stack. It is sandwiched between the front & back layers of the card, but slides in and out freely. I added a piece of green ribbon to the top, to make it easier to slide it out. I then stamped one of the sentiments from this Hero Arts set on the inside panel in Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Here are a few detail shots:

Inside sentiment

The tag "opens" the card to reveal the inside message.

Side angle of the open card

Detail of the faux stitching

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:

a2z Scrapbooking's "Autumn & Christmas"
Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday "Tag It" (tag used for card mechanism)


  1. What a fun and sweet slider card, Andrea!! I just love that little bird!! So cute!! Your Christmas tree background and your design/fold is so fun also!! Who wouldn't love to receive this at Christmas. The stitching is the great finishing touch!! Thanks for sharing it with us at ODBD!!

  2. How cool is this? love the bird stamp and the design on this--glad you played along with us at a2z Scrapbooking Supplies!

  3. Cool design, love the background paper. Thanks for playing along with a2z Scrapbooking!

  4. A gorgeous card Andrea, what a fabulous design and lovely papers!! Your cute image is adorable and a fabulous tag element!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  5. Such an adorable card! Thanks for playing along with us at the a2z Scrapbooking monthly challenge!

  6. Oh, Andrea, this is one darling bird and wonderful slider card!! Beautiful colors and paper, and your stitching is perfect for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! So glad you've joined us once again, dear friend! Hugs!

  7. Love this charming card, Andrea! This little bird is one of my faves, and he looks so cute among all those pretty trees in the background! Awesome design and coloring, as always, too!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us again at a2z Scrapbooking! Hope you'll return again soon!

  8. How very creative, love your adorable slider card!!

  9. I adore that sweet lil bird and have used him quite a few times in some of my cards for this year! I also love working with digi images and think it's great that you do too! Thanks also for entering our latest challenge at a2z! We love having you and seeing your amazing inspiration!!



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