Thursday 14 December 2017

Happy Holiday Series | Dimensional Slider ft. Lawn Fawn "Beary Happy Holidays"

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

I've done slider cards in the past, where the critter slides across the card; it's fun and interactive. I wanted to take that to the next level and have my little critter sliding across a dimensional scene. I had originally wanted him to be skating across a shaker background so that it would look as though it were snowing, but it started to get too bulky.

In the end, I'm glad I went the direction I did. This little guy is so cute and I have a bunch of other dimensional sliders planned, stay tuned!

To begin, I stamped the bear from Lawn Fawn's "Beary Happy Holidays" with Memento ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock and cut him out using the Brother 2 Scan N Cut. I coloured him with Copic markers and set him aside.

I cut another piece of cardstock with the Lawn Fawn "Forest Border" die and used Distress ink to add colour to the trees. To make a bit of a shadow on the hillside under the trees I used some soft blue Copic markers so it wouldn't look flat.

I stamped the ice flow from "Critters in the Arctic" and used a medium oval die from Spellbinders to do a partial die cut for my window, and fussy cut around the top of the ice flow. On the front panel I stamped my greeting and then prepped the panel with my powder tool. I heat embossed some snowflakes using "Snow" embossing powder by Recollections.

I sponged Tumbled Glass Distress ink on the front of my A2 sized card base to create the sky, then adhered my hillside with trees directly down on the front.

To create the slider channel, I used the short "Slide On Over" die in a piece of acetate and lined it up so the bear could skate across the ice. I trimmed any excess acetate away and adhered it down using some strong two-way tape.

With the front panel completed, I added two layers of foam tape to pop up the panel and ensure that my bear wouldn't get stuck. I have tried to get away with using only one layer of foam tape in the past, and it has always failed me. I like to minimize the bulk on a card, but I like the interactive cards to work properly more.

I adhered a penny to the back of my bear and a small piece of foam tape to line him up in the channel. I then use another penny on the other side so that he won't escape his channel. A penny works perfectly with this size of critter, but for something smaller I would use layers of cardstock. Essentially you create a sandwich so that the foam tape is between the two pennies, just remember to put him in the slider channel before adhering the bottom penny. Otherwise it's a nightmare to get him in the channel and you risk ruining the piece.

Once he was in place, I adhered the top panel to the front of the card and it looks like he's skating across a pond in the park! Lots of fun dimension and it gives you a completely different way to create a slider card.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think!

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