The theme for Day 2 of My Favorite Things' Camp Create is "Sensational Sliders." While it's not necessary to make a slider card, your card needs to have some sort of moving component. I initially was going to use an action wobbler, but couldn't find a suitable image in my collection. I have resisted making slider cards primarily because you need to use a penny. Using a penny without getting something in return just chafes against my thrifty Scottish heritage! LOL But I guess I can look at it as getting the recipient's appreciation in return. So, in that sense, it's not wasting a penny! So I decided to make a penny slider card.
I began with my background. I die cut a piece of patterned paper from Echo Park's "Anything Goes" 6x6" pad with one of the dies from MFT's "Blueprints 18" set. I adhered that to a piece of red cardstock that I'd cut to 4x5.25". I used the star strip die from that same Blueprints set to die cut a row of stars under the patterned paper.
For the slider portion, I die cut one of the "Party Balloons" from Lawn Fawn from some teal green cardstock. I used Cracked Pistachio Distress ink on a finger dauber to add some shading to the balloon, just to give a hint of dimension. I stamped the greeting, from Simon Says Stamp's "Birthday Messages" set, on the balloon with Hero Arts Navy ink. Using the balloon, I determined where the top & bottom of my slider track needed to be. I drew the cut lines with a pencil, and used my craft knife & a metal ruler to cut along the lines.
I cut a strip of the patterned paper and another red panel to go behind the track. I adhered the patterned paper strip to the red, making sure it would line up correctly behind the background panel.
|Detail shot of balloon at top of track|
I'm also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Monday "Use Patterned Paper" challenge.