Hello again! I am delighted to be back on the Heffy Doodle Blog with another interactive design to share with you! I created a slider card featuring ink blending, stamping, die cutting, and stenciling. It has pretty pastel colors in a cool tone that compliment one another and would be perfect for any little princess in your life.
To begin, I stamped images from Fluffy Puffy Unicorn and Whatcha Saying Now Stamp Sets onto Alcohol Marker Friendly Cardstock using a warm chocolate brown hybrid ink. I then colored the images using Copic markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies.
Next, I die cut two pieces of Bristol Smooth Cardstock using the largest rectangle from the Imperial Stitched Rectangles Die Set. To create a cloud bank for the bottom of the card, I used the Silver Linings Cloud Border Die Set to cut one of the rectangles down to size. I then masked off both panels using Memo Tape and ink blended them using a blender brush and Distress Inks. For the sky, I used Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers. For the cloud at the bottom, I used Tumbled Glass and Picked Raspberry.
Once the panels were ink blended, I laid out the images for the design to get proper placement of the slider track. I used the Lawn Fawn Slide On Over Semicircles Die Set to cut the track. I chose the one that most resembled the curvature of the rainbow image. I ran the background panel through my die cutting machine, saving both pieces so that I could inlay the track piece back in for a seamless look.
I used the wording from one of the sentiments included in the Fluffy Puffy Unicorn Stamp Set to create the sentiment at the bottom. To draw more attention to this element, I used the Sending – Heffy Cut to replace the “sending” from the original image. I ink blended a scrap of Bristol Smooth Cardstock using Shaded Lilac and Blue Print Sketch Distress Inks to ensure that the die cut matched the Copic coloring on the rest of the design.
To form the slider track channel and to provide proper clearance for the sliding image, I used 3mm Deep Foam Tape. (For most interactive projects that require foam tape, I have to double regular foam tape. I love that you don’t have to do that with the Deep Foam Tape available in the Heffy Doodle Shop! It makes things easier and faster.) I used a dime to attach the sliding unicorn to. They are slimmer than pennies and still have enough weight to slide smoothly.
I used a combination of liquid adhesive and regular foam tape to attach the remaining images. I added some tiny irisdescent stars from Pretty Pink Posh to complete the design.
I hope that you have enjoyed my card for today! Slider track cards have been around for awhile but they continue to be one of my favorite interactive elements. Thank you for stopping by the Heffy Doodle Blog and I hope that everyone has a wonderful week!