Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Slide, Baby, SLIDE!!

Okay ... so I have been messaged and emailed to BITS since last week's Freak's Blog Tour ... so many of ya wanted to know how I made my Valentine Slider Card, so here is a little step-by-step tutorial for ya. And because I like what I like, I am using a CHOCOLATE theme ...this is what the card looks like closed. The top layer measures approximately 3 3/4" x 5 1/2". The bottom layer (the one you see when the card slides open) is just a standard A2 size - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

Here is what the card looks like all opened up. If you decide to add a ribbon on the top layer (which is what I did on the Freaky card), then you will want to make sure to wrap the ribbon on the topmost layer of cardstock ... not all the way all the top layers. I learned the hard way that this makes the card catch when you open and close it ...

First of all, you are gonna want to stamp/punch and embellish both layers before you attach the assembly process ... (be sure to add a "ribbon loop" to the top center of the front layer of the card - this is what you use to pull the card front up to open it!)

Next, take the inside (or bottom) layer of the card and measure from the top-left edge and top-right edge ... 1/2" from each side, and place a little pencil mark 3/8" and 3 3/8" from the top edge. Ya with me still??

THEN, using the Word Window punch, line up the top pencil mark with one of the rounded ends and punch ... slide the punch along until you run into the other pencil mark that is closer to the bottom edge (the one at 3 3/8"). Punch and then repeat the process on the other edge of the card.

Here is what the bottom layer will look like once you have created both slider channels ...

Now, flip both layers over. Lay the top layer down on the table and lay the bottom layer on top of it so that the top rounded edges of the Word Window punchout are over the bottom edge of the card front (as shown in this photo).

Next, place a piece of dimensional or pop-dot on the back of the card front in between the edges of the Word Window punch toward the bottom of the card front as shown (what??? I hope I'm making sense, since I feel like I am translating from Japanese, via French, into English!!).

Make sure that the dimensional/pop-dot come as close to filling up the space from side to side as possible without actually touching the edges of the punched word window (kinda like the game "Operation", right??). That way, there will be very litle wiggle room for the card front to move freely within the word window ... I know this may be confusing, but it'll make sense once you put this together.

Next, place a 3/4" punched-out circle over the dimensional/pop-dot to hold everything in place.

VOILA!! There ya have it!!!

And to top it all off, I used the colors from yesterday's Color Challenge over on SCS (CC307). TA-DA!!!!

Stamps: Eat Chocolate, Bella Toile Background
Paper: Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Decorator Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Full Heart Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Perfect Polka Dots and Tulip Frame Textured Impressions Folders, Sweet Buttons Embosslits Die, Paper Piercing Tool/Mat, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Dimensionals


PatS said...

“Becca at is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you”. I only found you Wendy through Becca. I am now going to follow you. I like some of your old and new posts. If Becca uses you for inspiration, you must be one of the best, just like her.

Anonymous said...

Very cool! You always rock!

Unknown said...

AAAWWWEEESSSOOOMMMEEE!!!! WOW!! Great technique Wendy!!! I love you card and can't wait to case it and try this technique!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Becky said...

Thanks for sharing! this is great and I've got a bunch of ladies that will love making this card! And how did you get your logo on your pictures?

Pam said...

Great, well explained, super instructions! This slider card is going to be a "must know how to do" card. Kaboom!!

Unknown said...

wow what a great technique
and like alot your card
I am going to try this out
thank for showing

Playground Slides said...

Great slide making tips and beautiful ones you have created. Thanks for sharing ..