I have some wonderful projects to share with you for the next few days. I participated in a crafting challenge "CraftMAYnia2021” and one of the themes was a “new to you technique” so I decided to try out a slider card. I’ve seen many cards created using this technique and I’d been meaning to give it a try for quite a while. I designed two cards using this technique: one using the Party Puffins stamps set and the second using a retired Party Panda set. This was for my nephew who turned 2 last week and loves Pandas. (It was sheer luck with the timing that I was able to find this set on Ebay on time to make the card!)
To make the card:
Use your standard card base (half an A4 sheet scored in half)
Basic white card later (measuring 0.3cm shorter than the card base)
The DSP layer (measuring 0.5cm shorter than the card base) - I used paper from the Butterfly Bijou collection (retired).
Adhere the DSP layer to the basic white layer.
Cut a long strip ¾ way down on the page for the track. I used a classic label punch and punched twice to get a longer track length.
Choose the interactive element(s) - For the first card I had a puffin that slides toward the cake. For the second card I had the panda which rolled around in a circular motion when you tilt the card.
On a 1p coin add a double layer of mini-dimensions. Place the coin on the back of the card layer with the dimensions popping through the track and stick the interactive element into the dimension (so basically the card layers are trapped between the 1p coin and the interactive element).
If you want your element to roll around only place one double-layer of dimensions on the card. If you want the card to slide, use two double-layers of the mini dimensions (i.e 4 pieces in total).
Use Foam adhesive strips on the back of the card layer - use around the edges of the card layer and around the track leaving enough room for the 1p coin to be able to slide along.
Adhere the card layer onto the front of the card base and voila - you’ve got a slider card!
Check out the cards in motion on my instagram.
Hope you’re inspired to try out this technique, and if you’re interested in any of the items I’ve used they can be found below. If you shop with me, be sure to use the host code (found at the top right of the page) at checkout, or you can email me to place an order.