Cardmaking, EBE by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen

Release Preview: Good Day and Push Me Pull You

Today’s release preview features an interactive card die called Push Me Pull You and a fun new stamp set called Good Day. Adelina is combing these two new products for a summer themed card that’s great for any occasion! Mark your calendars for the new release coming to the Ellen Hutson shop on June 11th at 9:00 am PDT!

Hello EBE Essentials friends! It’s an exciting week here on the Ellen Hutson blog as we share sneaks of the upcoming release. Today I’m showing how I used the new slider die set created by Julie Ebersole called Push Me Pull You.

The new stamp set is called Good Day and the images remind me of an afternoon getaway. (I’m a mom, the getaways are always alone. *laugh*) Driving down the road with the top down on a sunny day, wind blowing your hair back and the music blasting … ah, but I digress.

I decided to take the palm tree images from the set and mask a few to create a row of them in the background.

I used the EBE Landscapes die and die cut a few pieces of the Concord & 9th cardstock. The colors of their Painted Petals pack are really great, so I wanted to pull them into this layout. I played around with varying sizes of hills for this layout to get a nice overlap.

I lined up the layers and cut the half circle tab out. Then used the inside slider piece to cut out the spot where my slider would be located. I wanted my trees to look like they were hidden behind the hills, so I covered the bases of the row of trees with the pink hill.

You can use any plastic bag you have to create this slider portion. It’s slippery, so I had issues getting a straight line. That drove me nuts, but after four tries I gave up. *laugh*

Once the slider portion was in place, I added the pull tag to the back. Your adhesive goes on the side opposite the die cut arrow. I added a single vertical piece of 1/4″ ScoreTape to mine.

Layers of foam tape around the slider portion lift up the front panel from my card base. The intent is that this creates a place for the pull tab to easily be pulled and pushed. After the foam tape was in place, I cut a piece of printer paper and adhered it over the channel I created for the pull tab … this just makes it easier to keep that pull tab in place as you assemble the rest of your card. Trust me, it will save you some headaches!

Then I adhered the panel I created to my card base.

Adhere the front hillside to cover the slider portion. You want to build up that front part with a single layer of foam tape so that it doesn’t prevent the slider from moving back and forth. Before you enclose the slider with the front panel, add a 1/2 inch piece of clear plastic. This will hold the stamped image that will be sliding.

Layer the hillside over the top and test the slider to make sure it works. It’s always a bit stressful when you’ve made it this far. *laugh* Thankfully this die has a really great design and comes together quickly and easily.

I die cut my image and colored it with my Copic markers. I love how her hair is blowing in the wind. I can totally visualize myself in this car with the palm trees in the background!

The final step is adhering the car to the clear plastic! Voila! Sing along … good day, sunshine! Come back on June 11th for the full release!


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