Hello! Today I am sharing a fun interactive card design that doesn’t require special dies. And… this is a design I shared in a video over ten years ago. Time flies!
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I am always trying to think of ways to create interactive cards that do not require special dies. When thinking about it, I remembered a type of slider card that I made a loooooonng time ago. And sure enough, after digging through YouTube, I found THIS video of mine from over 10 years ago! So I thought I would bring back the technique and give fresh examples.
It is nearly impossible to describe how to make these cards in text, so be sure to watch the video! It is very easy.
By the way, many of the focal point images that I used today are from the Stamping Village Mail Delivery Stamp Set. This is a very special set supporting a very special cause. Be sure to read more about it below!
My first examples is a slider card that I made with ribbon. I don’t have many ribbons left in my stash, but I just picked through what I had to find some that would work for today’s cards. For the background I used the gorgeous Erin Lee Creative Sketched Floral Stamp and for the focal point I used the Stamping Village Mail Delivery Stamp Set. I did the coloring with Altenew Artist Markers.
When you pull the bow on the side, the card slides open to reveal a message. (If you wanted, you could add a “pull here” tag on the bow. I would recommend using the Lawn Fawn Push Here Stamp Set.)
My next example also uses ribbon to create a slider card. However, this time I hid the ribbon behind my stamped background. The background itself features the Birch Press Shining Mandala Stamp & Stencil Set. (This is a very creative set that can be used in so many ways!) I also added a stamp image and a sentiment from the Stamping Village Mail Delivery Stamp Set.
When you pull the bow, the message is revealed…
You can also create a slider card with twine, jute or string. This card features the Mama Elephant Wild Meadow Stamp Set with Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder on the background… and a focal point image from the Stamping Village Mail Delivery Stamp Set.
This form of slider card also works for a vertical card design. I am loving that Altenew Radial Heart Die on the background.
And Lawn Fawn’s image from the Stamping Village Mail Delivery Stamp Set is so cute!
My last example shows that you can even use wide ribbons for this type of slider card. This card also features the Birch Press Kaleidoscope Heart Layering Dies and Birch Press Big Lingo Type Hugs Dies.
STAMP SET FOR A CAUSE
I am over-the-moon happy to be sharing with you something very special today… this stamp set! I have always wanted to see many companies come together to create a stamp set and we made it happen! This set includes an envelope stamp from 9 companies… and me! SO excited. And 100% of the profits goes to the Dreaming Zebra Foundation! (They help kids with art education, etc.) Find it HERE.
I will be donating a portion of my affiliate sales from this post to the Dreaming Zebra Foundation.
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