Welcome to week twenty one of our Art With Heart 2023-24 Colour Creations blog hop! This week we are showcasing Daffodil Delight, a sunny yellow from the Brights family.
Have you seen any of the cards that use the Construction Zone stamp set, creating a “high vis” vibe by using strips of Daffodil Delight and Basic Black cardstock? Today I’ve stepped it up by creating a “high vis” card that is also a slider card.
Here is what the slider card looks like with the slider mechanism sitting inside the card…
And here it is with the slider pulled open…
The “You’re loads of fun” sentiment from the Construction Zone stamp set was the perfect size and shape to use as the sentiment for the slider reveal. The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is from the Wanted to Say dies, cut in half to create a horizontal sentiment.
To create the “high vis” vibe is relatively simple. I adhered adhesive sheets to Daffodil Delight and Basic Black cardstock before cutting the cardstock into 1cm wide strips.
These strips were then attached on a 45 degree angle to a piece of Basic White card stock to create the front layer.
The channel for the slider mechanism was then cut out of this front layer using the longest die from the Sending Dies.
Here’s a peek at the construction process – I made up the design of this card and the mechanism as I went along so I only took one (very messy) photo of the construction stage.
One important aspect of creating a slider card is to place the top layer over the front of the card (BEFORE adhering the top layer to the card front with foam strips) and trace the die-cut channel area onto the card. This shows you exactly where to stamp the slider reveal sentiment.
This photo also shows the reverse side of the slider strip sitting between the strips of foam that line the slider channel – line the slider strip up between theses foam strips to ensure it slides smoothly but is still snug BEFORE you attach the cement truck to the front slider strip using either foam strips or dimensionals.
This short video shows the slider card in action, as well as the back of the slider strip pull mechanism.
I’ve used the arrow stamp from the Construction Zone stamp set to indicate where to pull, using a bow of Black & White 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Gingham Ribbon adhered with a black Square Brad to the slider strip, which is 1.5cm wide.
On the inside of the card I had fun playing with the other stamps from the construction Zone stamp set.
I’ve coloured the inside images and the cement mixer on the front of the card with Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate stampin blends.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Andrea Sargent – I can’t wait to see what Andrea has made this week!
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Tonight I am participating in a blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it would be fun to share some fabulous ideas to inspire you from our brand new 2017-2018 annual catalogue, which is available 1st June.
Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!
A Sneak Peek at the “In the City” Host Stamp Set
When I first received my copy of the 2017-2018 catalogue I immediately began to mark up my wishlist, however there are so many beautiful things in there it would have actually been quicker to mark up the list of things I didn’t want!
As a demonstrator I not only get a copy of the annual catalogue a month before it is released to the public, but I also get to order in advance from a selected list of products and I was beside myself with excitement when I discovered that the new “In the City” stamp set was available for pre-order.
I am totally in love with this set because:
It is perfect for so many occasions (birthday, new home, new baby, wedding & welcome cards)
The stamps work for both single or two-step stamping (which I adore)
It works with any of the Stampin’ Up ink colours on any of the cardstock
The stamps are equally perfect for beginner or advanced stampers
It is a great set for male and boy cards
This stamp set is just so versatile…and it contains 60 stamps!
Deciding how to use this set was tricky at first because there is just so much you can do with it!
For my first card I began by stamping a city skyline and I knew I wanted to stamp my little plane flying high in the sky over the buildings.
But then I thought to myself, “How cool would it be to actually make the plane fly?”
Unfortunately, I’d never made a slider card before and the instructions I’d seen for these cards involved using coins that were much larger than this little plane.
I had to come up with another way to make it work…and I was so excited when I finally worked out how to do it.
Want to see my little red plane fly?
I decided to see if I had any dies that would work as the channel for the slider card and I realised that one of the stems from Everyday Jars framelits would be the perfect size for the job.
After die cutting the channel I then hand cut a small section of a Stampin dimensional to fit inside the channel. I adhered the fussy cut plane to the front of the Stampin dimensional and then attached a piece of black cardstock at the back to become the pull mechanism that “flys” my tiny plane.
The “grass” is made using a firework stamp in the stamp set. Don’t you love the detail in this set?
If you look closely at the cake shop stamp below you can even see the tiny little cakes in the shop window!
I had so much fun making my happy birthday plane card I decided to make another slider card, this time using a truck that also moves.
Here’s a 7 second video showing the truck delivering something special for someone’s special birthday.
This time I stamped a more rural setting using the tree stamps again and the firework stamp as a grass. I used the pebble stamp to make the road and the cloud stamp became smoke coming out of the little red house’s chimney.
The sentiment shape is a new punch called the Pretty Label Punch. It comes with a matching stamp set of its own but also works perfectly with so many other sentiments from different stamp sets. Another incredibly versatile tool I just know I’m going to get so much use out of.
I used a combination of sentiments from the In the City stamp set to create the perfect sentiment to suit my little fussy cut blue delivery truck delivering birthday wishes…and hopefully a present as well.
The same Everyday Jars framelit was used to make the sliding channel but I cut it horizontally this time so the truck could drive along the road to the house. This photo below shows the framelit I used–it is actually a stem!
Get More Out of Your Craft Supplies
Have you ever tried to make a slider card using framelits and Stampin Dimensionals?
This was my first attempt and I’m thrilled with the result. I always enjoy discovering another use for a product I already have and I just can’t wait to play with this set more!
Next up on our blog hop is the incredibly talented Rebecca Jacovou. I can’t wait to see what she’s created!
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