Making holiday cards can be loads of fun. Kicking it up a notch to make a special holiday card is a real investment of your time. I recently chose to create a slider card, after watching a video from Laura Bassen. I admire her creativity and always enjoy watching her make crafty projects. You can find her at her blog here. Making this card with Basket Bunch was perfect! The images are well drawn and fun to color with Watercolor pencils and smooth out with a water brush before using the dies to cut them out in a flash.
measurements for this project:
Smoky Slate card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White card stock layer : 3 3/4″ x 5″
A Little Foxy DSP panel: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
Thick Whisper White and Pear Pizzazz card stock for die cuts
This project is a bit more on the complicated side and will require a video tutorial in the near future. My schedule has not permitted me to tackle making one at this time but I will place it in my list of videos to produce. For now, here is an overview of how I made the card.
- I created the slider channel first by placing foam adhesive (either foam tape , foam strips or dimensionals can be used). This channel is attached to the card front. I made it wide enough to let the bunny move but not come out of the channel.
- I made a strip to slide out to the right side of the card that will allow me to attach the bunny unit.
- I placed the slider bunny to this strip and used adhesive to attach it to a small strip of window sheet acetate. The bunny is then attached to the acetate. This allowed the bunny to be higher than the channel and also for the acetate to be invisible.
- To cover up all of the mechanics, I created another die cut of the grass , big enough to cover up the movements of the slider portion. The grass is a partial die cut, as I purposely did not let the Big Shot die cutting machine cut the bottom of the grass. This allowed the grass to be cut on the top but not come away from the panel.
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂
Having a new technique is a great way to stretch your craft supplies. Next week I will offer up another suggestion for using your supplies in ways other than standard stamping an image. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I’m so glad you are here 🙂
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