by Jeanne Jachna
Thanks for stopping by! I've got some SUPER EXCITING NEWS to share! Our parent company, Memory Box, has introduced new slider dies! We'll be showing projects made with sliders September 2-12. You'll see designs from each of the design team members using several different Poppystamps images. We've got a little candy to share too -I'll tell you more at the end of this post.
I'll be honest.. I've never made a slider card before. I've seen tutorials where you have to do a bit of measuring and cutting with a craft knife and it all seemed a bit complicated to me. The Memory Box slider die made this a quick and simple process. And if I can do it so can you!
I wanted to create an underwater scene for the I'm A Narwhal images. I was concerned about the area that would peek through the cut grove for the slider so I made two identical patterns with distress ink. It was easier to work on two panels at the same time so I could repeat the process one step at a time. I inked in Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron. I added Salty Ocean around the outer edges of the panel. I spritzed each panel with water, and then spritzed it again with some watered down Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. The finishing touch was a splash of white ink.
I attached one of the panels to my card base. A little planning is important! I laid out all the images on the second panels to decide where each image would go before I cut the slider groove. I didn't want the sliding narwhal to cover any of the other images as it moved along the groove. To attach the narwhal in the slider goove, I cut a small rectangle of foam adhesive tape to fit in the groove easily. I attached a penny to the reverse side, and the narwhal die cut on the front. Next I adhered the entire front panel to my card base with adhesive foam tape. You need the open space between the two panels to allow the slider to move.
Now it's time to adhere the rest of the images in the scene. I kept some flat (the small fish), and raised the rest with foam tape to add dimension.
This card is so fun and was so easy to make! I know I'll be making lots more now that I've given it a try!
Do you love interactive slider cards? Maybe you're new to this technique just like me! As mentioned, we'll be showing you more slider projects through the 12th. And we've got a special prize to give away! At the end of our slider event, we're going to randomly choose one comment that was left on any of the posts featuring sliders as a prize winner. The more posts you comment on the better your chance of winning. You have until 12 am US EST September 13 to leave comments on the posts.
The prize will be....
- Winner's choice of any one Poppystamps Clear Stamp Set
- The Coordinating Dies for the Stamp Set of your choice
- And a Memory Box Slider Grooves Die