Cardmaking

Quick, Easy & Interactive Slider Cards

Slide into summer with these quick, easy and interactive slider cards.

Today I’m going to show you a couple quick and easy slider cards, as we get ready to swing n’ slide into summer here at Ellen Hutson. I’ll be featuring some of the newest stamps and dies from the Essentials By Ellen line, along with the Essentials By Ellen Swing N’ Slide dies, which are perfect for creating easy slider cards.

Don’t let the interactive portion of this card intimidate you. It comes together really quickly. Interactive cards are my favorite to give…and slider cards are some of the easiest to assemble.

My first card features a lime drop (pun intended). I’ve used stamped and die cut images from the new Squeeze The Day stamps and dies. Depending on how you color these images, you can make them oranges, limes, lemons or even grapefruit. It’s fun to play around with lots of citrusy colors for a whole lotta pop on your card.

The second card today features the new Good Times stamps and dies. I absolutely adore this little scooter image. I knew as soon as I saw it that I had to make it move.

I’ll show you exactly how these cards came together in today’s video tutorial. Be sure to check it out.

Here’s a couple tips for making your slider cards really moooooove.

  1. Use a double layer of foam adhesive on the back of your card front. This will allow plenty of room for your penny to slide around on the back side of your card front.
  2. Use a little bit of powder tool on the side of your foam adhesive holding your slider image to the penny. This will remove any stickiness on the side of the foam that might cause your slider to get stuck. Also, a little powder tool on the inner edges of the track helps your image glide and slide with ease.
  3. A penny on the back-side of the track will give your image some weight, and help your sliding image to move faster. If your image is on the smaller side, you might want to disguise your penny with a die cut or punched circle.

I hope you’ll give these card ideas a try. It’s such a fun way to swing n’ slide right in to summer.

Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!

XOXO
Carissa

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