Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Birthday Wishes!

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
To construct the card, I first stuck a small piece of foam tape to the back of my balloon, and adhered the penny to that. I slipped the penny through my slider track, and added a double layer of foam tape along either side of where the penny would slide. I added more foam tape to the panel, and adhered my patterned paper strip/red cardstock piece to the back. This gives a more seamless look to the panel, by using the same paper behind the track. I cut a piece of pink cardstock to 4.25x5.5", and adhered my panel to it, finally mounting that to a white A2 card base. I am really pleased at how this card came out, and that it didn't take me days to make it! :)

I'm also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Monday "Use Patterned Paper" challenge.


  1. Absolutely wonderful slider card, Andrea! I love the patterned papers you chose and the design of the entire card is beautiful! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  2. such a pretty slider card...love the perfectly matched colour combo of patterned papers you've used...thank you so much for joining us over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...enjoy what's left of the weekend...hugs kath xxx


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