Sunday, July 9, 2017

Hippo Birdie Magic Slider Card

One of our friends is having a birthday next week, so I decided to make her a magic slider card. She's very creative & artistic, so I really think she'll get a kick out of this! I used instructions from a lesson Kelly Marie Alvarez did for an older Online Card Classes class, "Clear & Sheer."

I chose to use Essentials by Ellen's "Wish Big" stamp set for my images & greeting. I began by placing the stamps on my panel, which I had set up in my MISTI. I knew I wanted the bird & hippo to be wearing party hats, so I began by stamping the hat for the hippo in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto my panel. I then positioned my acetate sheet, and stamped the hat in the same position with StazOn Jet Black ink. I masked the hat on my panel, stamped the hippo, masked the hat on the acetate, and stamped my hippo on that. I repeated this process for the rest of my images.

After I'd finished stamping, I used a black Pitt pen to draw the balloon strings & ground line on my cardstock panel. Then I colored all my images & the background with my Prismacolor colored pencils, using Gamsol on paper stumps to blend the colors out. After I'd finished coloring, I lined my acetate over the panel, matching up the stamped lines, & taped it down with painter's tape. I used an ultra-fine-tip Sharpie marker to draw the balloon strings & ground line on the acetate, tracing over the lines on my colored panel.

Card with slider partly pulled up
I assembled the magic slider portion of the card as per Kelly's instructions, then got to work on the frame. I cut a piece of purple cardstock to the same dimensions as my window card, and cut out the window with a craft knife. I used Scor Tape to adhere that to my window card. I die cut several balloons using the 2 smallest dies in Lawn Fawn's "Party Balloons" set, and glued them to my frame with Perfect Paper Adhesive. I used 2 other die cut balloons for the pull tab on my slider insert, and stamped the "pull" & an arrow from My Favorite Things' "Interactive Labels" stamp set.

For the greeting, I used the banner die from Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Journaling Card" set. Because it only has the one end in a V-shape & wasn't quite long enough, I had to do some partial die cutting. I taped it to purple cardstock, & ran it through my die cutting machine, with the straight end having out of the plates. I then flipped the die around, lining it up with the cut lines, & ran it through my machine again, not cutting the straight end. This gave me a longer banner, with 2 V-shaped ends. I stamped my greeting and inked around the edges of the banner with Wilted Violet Distress ink. Then I adhered it with Scor Tape to my card front.

Card with coloring fully revealed
To finish the card, I used Scor Tape to adhere a piece of fun foam to the back of my slider panel. I mounted that to a piece of magenta cardstock, & adhered that to the front of my white card base.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Essentials by Ellen July Mix It Up Challenge: Lawn Fawn
Dies R Us Challenge #76: "Layers"


  1. Such a cute card. The balloon frame is awesome. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We are looking forward to seeing more of your creations.
    DRU DT

  2. LOL ... what a fun design! Love all the balloons! Very HAPPY card! Love it! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Layers’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  3. Fabulous card and so creative and FUN! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}


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