Crazy Birds – Stampers Anonymous – Slider Card Tutorial
It was only a matter of time before I fell victim to the lure of the stamp set that has the crafting world in a twitter right now! Yes, I bought them and got a really fun idea that I just had to try! Lookie:
STINKIN' CUTE! (YILM!) But that's not all! Lookie:
I also bought the Crazy Thoughts set. The greeting above was created with the Alphabet Rotary Stamp from Stampin' Up!
A closer view:
I monsterized this bird by coloring him with my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. I added the fang with a Copic liner.
I had quite the adventure making this. The paper, an older K & Company paperstack that I had in my stash, has some pieces with flocking and some pieces with glitter, so I ended up having to line the back of the flocked and glittered pieces just to get them to slide properly. That's why in the photo tutorial which follows you may see a piece that doesn't look quite the same in every photo, as I was taking these photographs as I was making the card, and when the slider wouldn't slide, I had to tear it apart and redo it. So without further ado:
SLIDER CARD TUTORIAL
- Card stock – 8" x 9-1/4" scored the long way to make a card that fits into a #10 business envelope.
- Patterned paper – 3-3/4" x 9"
- Patterned paper – 3-3/4" x 7-1/2"
- Patterned paper or card stock – 2-1/4" x 7-1/4" (if you use patterned paper, you will need a piece of card stock of the same size to help stiffen it).
- Main image stamped on a 2-1/2" x 3-1/4" piece of card stock.
- Second image stamped on 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" piece of card stock or patterned paper.
- Card stock – 1/2" x 3-1/8"
- Corner rounding punch
- Word window punch
- Scoring board such as Simply Scored or Score Pal
- Oval dies such as Spellbinders Nestabilities or Stampin' Up! Oval Collection Framelits
- Die-cutting machine
- Strong 1/4" double-sided adhesive such as red-liner tape or Tear & Tape.
- Chocolate or other nerve-calming agent. I didn't have any and I NEEDED it!
After you adhere the largest piece of patterned paper to the card front, adhere the secondary image 3/8" from the bottom and centered over the patterned paper.
Use your corner rounding punch to round the top two corners of the pull tab. If you are using patterned paper, take the piece of card stock you cut to the same size, round the corners and adhere it to the back of the patterned paper.
Take the 3-3/4" x 7-1/2" piece of pattern (aka the chute) and score 1" from one of the short ends.
Score the remaining sides, right, left, and bottom, at 1/4".
Cut the corners off on the bottom 2 corners, making sure to remain outside the score lines.
On the top edge, cut the two pieces on each upper corner off.
Here is where I had to redo to line the back of this paper because of the flocking. Ignore the orange paper because you won't need it. You, unlike me, will be smart enough to choose non-flocked paper. I really could have used chocolate at that point. Aren't you glad you have some on hand? Fold the sides and bottom down, using a bone folder to get a nice crisp fold.
Fold the top edge of the chute down in the same way.
Trim just a smidgen off the edges of the top flap just so it doesn't show on the outside.
Choose the oval die you want to use for the card so that it fits on the chute properly and frames your image nicely. You could also use a circular die or even a square one.
You will be cutting 1/2" from the folded bottom of the card and centered between the sides.
Cut the oval in the chute with your die-cutting machine.
Open the top flap up again, and slide the Word Window punch over the flap in the center of the chute, center the top flap score line in the window and punch.
Slide the punch over until it is 1/2" away from the side of the punch and punch again. Repeat on the other side. The opening should be a smidge over 2-1/2" wide to accommodate your pull tab. You can easily measure this by laying the tab on top of the chute and marking on the score line so that when you punch you can make it the right size.
If you don't have this punch, you can cut two 1/4" or 3/8" holes 1/2" from each side over the score line and use a paper trimmer to cut in between them.
Turn over the chute add the adhesive to the sides and the bottom flaps of the chute.
Insert the pull tab through the top of the chute. Make sure the main image shows in the window properly. If it doesn't you can adjust the image on the pull tab.
Add some adhesive to the bottom of the back of the pull tab.
Adhere the small piece of card stock to the bottom of the pull tab, inserting each end under the flap on each side so that the pull tab is centered in the chute.
This will keep the pull tab from wiggling around as you pull it up.
Put some adhesive on the back of the top flap.
Carefully pull up the pull tab and turn over and place over the secondary image to make sure it's positioned properly. If so, remove all the adhesive backing and adhere to the front of the card.
Slide the tab back down. You probably will find the mechanism a bit stiff at first, so here's the part where you can slide the tab up and down to break it in a bit which will help loosen up the mechanism and make it work more smoothly. It's also a lot of fun!
Naturally, you won't have flocked paper on the inside of this gumming up the whole mechanism and making you speak in a very unladylike way, necessitating that you tear the whole thing apart and redo it, because I was so very nice and warned you. I sure could have used that chocolate then!
Now you can decorate the front however you wish. I added the greeting over chute, put an arrow punched out of black glimmer paper on the top of the tab with an orange glimmer brad and some red liner tape, and doodled a bit around the edges of the patterned paper on the card front and pull tab.
I hope you enjoyed my project! Ta!