Today’s video shows how to make a great slider card that will delight its recipient! One very unusual fact about this card is that it uses six out of the eight stamps in the set – I think that’s the first time I’ve used most of a complete set of stamps!. I prepared all the stamped and painted images ahead of time but I took the time to demonstrate how I used my Stamparatus to make stamping very straightforward. I also did it in such a way that it was ideal for anyone who wanted to make multiples of this card.
I first made a card like this several years ago but the mechanism wasn’t very good. Last week I watched one of Jennifer Mcguire’s videos where she was demonstrating how to make gift cards holders. So I used her mechanism for my slider card and it works brilliantly. I had to change the measurements and I made some minor changes but it has been a great success.
I made one card before the video and then the video card. The only change I made was in the Designer Series Paper (DSP) I used. For the first card, I used a design from the Trimming the Town DSP and for the video card, I used a design from the Snowflake Splendour DSP. This second DSP was a lot less busy than the DSP on the first card.
I added an extra layer to the image on the front of the first card because the design of the DSP was a bit busy, certainly too busy to be directly next to the stamped image. On the second card, the DSP design was of some very muted snowflakes and it enhanced the stamped image rather than detracted from it.
The card stands up on the shelf and there are a couple of places inside the card where the sender could write their greeting. Despite this, I adhered a Whisper White Cardstock Die-cut for the greeting to be written on the back of the card thereby keeping the inside of the card clean! I had originally planned for the circle image to be adhered to the front of the pocket but I felt it looked a bit crowded.
Having to find a new place for the circle image worked well because it allowed me to add it beneath the white label I adhered on the back for the greeting. I’m really pleased with how this card turned out and think the video will be quite popular, but time will tell. That’s it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday. Please take care and stay safe. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and happy crafting.