Hi there stampers! For today’s card I made another interactive slider card using the Always an Adventure bundle from Stampin Up! I made a similar card for my dad for Father’s Day so decided to make this card again for another special gentleman. I put out an offer on my personal Facebook page to send anyone that needed a card for any reason to their mailbox or to a mailbox of someone they knew that needed a smile. I had a friend reach out to me to send a card to a young man who was going in for his third round of intense chemo treatment for cancer. He is only 12 years old and will be in the hospital for three weeks getting treatment and his family wanted him to be flooded with cards. So I happily couldn’t wait to get a card created for this young man.
This age group can be a tough one to make cards for. Boys do not like girly decorations or glitter so I figured this slider card would be perfect. It is outdoorsy but also fun with the slider element. I created a top folding A2 card base from some thick whisper white cardstock and cut a piece of pool party cardstock to layer on top of the card base. I then cut out the mountains from a piece of crumb cake cardstock and the mountain die fits perfectly across a standard card front on the shorter side – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
I cut the mountain snow tops out of some whisper white cardstock and adhered those to the tops of the mountains using some Range Multi Medium Matte. I then grabbed two pieces of mossy meadow cardstock and used my grid mat to line the tree hilltop die straight to cut across both pieces of the mossy meadow. I off set the die on one piece so that the trees did not line up perfectly and just moved the die along the top piece of the cardstock to get the cut out across the entire top edge.
I adhered the first mossy meadow tree line piece to the mountain scene so that I could figure out where I wanted the slider piece to be. I put two layers of foam adhesive on the back of the slider piece making sure to not put the adhesive too close the slider window so that the bear was free to slide back and forth. For the bear, I stamped him in soft suede on some whisper white and cut him out using the coordinating die. I then cut out a small square of the same double layered foam adhesive and added that on the back of the bear and slid the foam adhesive square through the slider window and adhered them to a button. This creates the slider piece so that the button and bear cut out sandwich the foam adhesive square that run along the slider window. Boy I hope that makes sense.
I then adhered the slider piece onto the card front making sure to line up the tree on the edge of the card. I then stamped the hot air balloon in some hello honey ink and cut that out using the matching die. I used the cloud dies from that same framelit set to cut out two clouds that I sponged with some lost lagoon ink and adhered to the card using foam adhesive. I added the sentiment cut from some hello honey cardstock and layered with fun foam to the bottom of the slider piece. And that finished the card.
For more detailed instructions, you can watch my video in HD on my YouTube channel HERE, or watch below:
I have been stamping and crafting for about 13 years now. I love to see the smile on someone's face when they receive a handmade gift. Stampin' Up! has the best products and I love being a demonstrator for a truly great company!
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