Monday, October 6, 2008

Easy Slider Card

These aren't new cards, but I just had to post them because this is my absolute favorite card with Crab & Company, which is on sale this month for 20% off! The first time I saw Crab & Company, I knew I wanted to make the crab move!

Supplies: Crab & Company stamp set, Sandy Shells wheel, Basic Black marker& ink pad, Creamy Caramel ink cartridge/marker & cardstock, Real Red cardstock, Bordering Blue cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, White Gel Pen, Word Window Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

The design of the card is very simple and easy to duplicate. It also works great for car, trucks, and animals. I made a similar card with Boatloads of Love:

Supplies: Boatloads of Love stamp set, Basic Black ink pad or Staz-on Ink, Soft Sky Classic ink pad & cardstock, Blue Bayou Classic ink pad & cardstock, Whisper White Craft Ink Pad & cardstock, Blue Bayou Double-Stitched Ribbon, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-a-Dile, Word Window Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Directions:

  1. Start with a 6" x 6" piece of Whisper White cardstock and fold in half for the card base.
  2. Use the Word Window Punch to punch a long window on a piece of 2-3/4" x 5-3/4" piece of Soft Sky cardstock. You will punch once and keep moving the punch over and punching until you have a long window that runs the length of the card with 3/4" between the window and each edge. Using the 1/2" Circle Punch, punch a half circle notch on the right side of the card front next to the Word Window.
  3. Take a 5-3/4" x 1-1/2" piece of Blue Bayou cardstock and punch the top edge with the 1/2" circle punch. Punch once and move it down, just touching the edge of the previous punch to create the look of waves/water. Slightly vary the depth that you punch into the cardstock.
  4. Attach the Blue Bayou cardstock to the bottom of the Soft Sky cardstock on the side closest to the Word Window.
  5. Stamp the boat from Boatloads of Love on Whisper White cardstock and watercolor using the ink inside the lid of the Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, and River Rock Classic ink pads and an Aquapainter. Cut out boat.
  6. Cut a thin strip of Soft Sky cardstock slightly wider than the Word Window and just longer than the right edge of the card front to the left edge of the Word Window.
  7. Place the strip of cardstock behind the card front and attach the boat to the strip with 2 Stampin' Dimensionals.
  8. Punch a 3/4" Circle from Soft Sky cardstock and attach a piece of Blue Bayou Double-Stitched Ribbon. Attach the circle to the other end of the slider strip in the notch of the card front.
  9. Adhere the card front to the Whisper White cardstock with SNAIL adhesive along all edges except over the slider strip. Be sure to use adhesive along the right edge of the card front so that the slider is tight against the card base. (The only thing the slider strip is attached to is the boat and the pull tab (circle).
  10. Stamp sentiments in the open window and on the slider strip.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

These cards are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Juanita D. said...

Certainily going to have to give these cards a try! Thanks for the instructions. Can't wait to adapt it to a snowman card.