Tuesday 11 July 2017

Penny Slider Card | ft. Clearly Besotted's "Hip Hip Hooray" and Lawn Fawn Dies

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day.

I gotta say, I think I'm a little bit obsessed with the interactive cards. It literally doubles the possibilities for nearly any card design. Flat, dimensional or interactive there is no end to the possibilities and it is an excellent way to add just a little bit more to a card that lets your recipient know how much you care.

Today's card features Clearly Besotted's "Hip Hip Hooray" stamp set and Lawn Fawn's "Duh-Nuh" as well as their Stitched Cloud borders, Slide on Over dies and Stitched Scallop border dies.

Yeah, there's a lot going on in this one.

I'm going to apologize now, this is a long one. But I promise it will be worth it.

To begin, I used Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Scallop" Border dies with blue vellum and some soft blue cardstock to make layered waves. I then used the "Stitched Cloud" Border dies on white vellum to create two layers of clouds.

I used Distress ink - Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke - to darken up the clouds, on the waves and paper I used Salty Ocean to create some variance in the waves.

I then took the wave that I wanted behind my scene and my panel and used the waviest of the "Slide on Over" dies to cut my sliding channel.

I stamped the ship from Clearly Besotted's "Hip Hip Hooray" set and the fin from Lawn Fawn's "Duh-Nuh" set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock. I coloured them with Copic markers and fussy cut them out. I added some clear Wink of Stella to the sail, not because sails are sparkly, but because I have to put glitter somewhere on the paper.

For the sliding, I used the penny method so that when you tip the card it will slide over on it's own and there is no additional pull tab.

The waves and the greeting are stamped with Salty Ocean Distress ink. I put the greeting together using CTMH's "Etched Alphabet" - This is my go-to alphabet, though I do wish it came in lower case as well.

The secret here is double up the foam tape, and check the slide at every step. Not only is it fun, but the sooner you realize there is something that needs to be adjusted the happier you'll be.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't all ready, don't forget to follow me over on the right sidebar. Toss me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

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