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!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.

Andrea Sargent

Kate Morgan  

Rachel Palmieri

Tina Gillespie  

Di Furniss

Rachel Woollard

Christine Blain  

Theresa Gerrard

Sharon Davern

Catherine Proctor – you are here!  

Next Wednesday, 27th September, we’ll be back showcasing Early Espresso or you can join us on Monday night for some Christmas inspiration.

I hope you can join us then.

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