Animal Outing Father’s Day Slider Card. Just one more day to go until the end of my Father’s Day Card idea mini series. I love that in the new Annual Catalogue there are so many amazing products that are perfect for ALL the men in your life. There are simple projects, like the ‘no stamping’ card I shared on Monday, to more complex cards like today’s. And of course, tomorrow will be all of these things, because it is #simplestamping Saturday!
I have not made a slider card for a VERY long time, so today I am putting that right. These are really not as complicated as they may at first seem, and you can get 2 from one sheet of card stock. That applies if you are using International A4 or North American Letter size card. Those of you in North America will end up with a slightly longer card, but not by much. The dimensions are all at the bottom of the post, as ever.
I chose the Animal Outing Stamp Set that has carried over to the new Annual Catalogue. I love the sentiment ‘Together we make a Great Pair’, and whilst it is not an obvious Father’s Day sentiment, I think it works. You may be surprised that I did not use Blends to colour the images. Well, there are 2 reasons for this. Firstly, I used Blends on the A Good Man project yesterday. But, and I forgot to mention this in the video, whilst they would be fine for the Rhino, they would bleed through to the back of the Giraffe, so would look a little messy.
Using the Blender Pens, which come in packs of 3, so are fantastic value, is a fantastic way to colour images if you remember a few very simple ‘rules’. Firstly, and I know I say this every time, don’t go over the same area too much or your card will pill, which is not a great look. If you want to build up colour, wait until an area is completely dry first. Second rule, and this is pretty much the only other rule, start in an area you want shaded and work towards the lighter area. This is because the amount of ink on the pen is greatest when you first pick the colour up and fades out.
As far as the construction of the card is concerned, it is MUCH easier to follow the video, but I will try to give you a brief set of instructions here too. Follow the dimensions at the bottom of this post, then crease along the score lines. You will be folding the three areas over to make the final card. Cut a strip of polythene from a bag, about 12″ x 1″ and wrap this loosely around the centre of the inside panel of the card, that’s the one that is at an end, but does not have the narrow strip. Trim the polythene so there is only about 1″ overlap and, using Tear and Tape, attach the ends together making sure that you DO NOT stick them to the card base.
Stick the two slider panels to the POLYTHENE only. I suggest adhering the Giraffe panel first. Decide if you are going to have the narrow fold on the right or left of your card and place the card so that the narrow strip is face up. Fold the panel with the polythene over so you can only see it and the panel with the narrow strip . Place some Tear and Tape at the bottom of the polythene strip and adhere the Giraffe panel, face up, centrally over this. Unfold the polythene strip so the 3 panels are showing again. Place some Tear and Tape at the top of the polythene strip and adhere the sentiment panel, FACE DOWN, on this.
Place a strip of Tear and Tape along the narrow fold. Fold the card up, remove the tape backer and adhere the narrow fold to the card tucking it BEHIND the Giraffe panel. You will need to lift the Giraffe panel away from the card to do this. Watch the video to see exactly what I mean.
Add a tag pull to the top of the Giraffe panel using the Circle Tag Punch and some Call me Clover Card, just a scrap is all you need. I added a Clear Faceted Gem as a finishing touch. Then add the Crushed Curry and Rhino Panels to the front, with some small pieces of the Leaf Ribbon behind. Cut or what?
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Mint Macaron Card base – half a sheet of card, cut the long way, trimmed to 11″. Score the long edge at 3-1/2″, 7-1/16″ and 10-5/8″
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