Slider cards are becoming popular and with the flying reindeer stamp from the North Pole Pals by Avery Elle, I just had to make a slider card with a flying reindeer! As always the supplies I used are listed and linked at the bottom of this post to the shop.
I trimmed two pieces of watercolour card to 14 x 11cm. From one panel I die cut a slider hole using the slide on over die by Lawn Fawn.
On the other piece of watercolour card, I used the Forest Border die by Lawn Fawn and a stitched hillside border. I stamped the reindeer from North Pole Pals from some scrap watercolour card. Along with the village and some trees from the Ready, Set, Snow stamp set by Lawn Fawn with archival ink. To create the tonal Christmas Tree’s I inked up the tree stamp with Frayed Leaf, then used the rock n roll technique to ink the edges with Forest Glades. (Both these inks by Altenew).
I used Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers and a water brush to colour the reindeer and village. Then used the co-ordinating dies to die cut out.
Before I did any ink blending on my scene, I lay all the panels out so I knew where the village would be placed. I used Squeezed Lemonade distress ink to create a glow behind the village, blending this colour with Wilted Violet distress ink.
The tree’s on the forest border were ‘pounced’ with Pine Needles distress ink (I also used Pine Needles distress ink on the stitched hillside – adding very little colour on this panel). Then stamped a sentiment from the North Pole Pals stamp set along the bottom of this piece. I also blended Wilted Violet on a scrap of watercolour card to go behind the slider hole.
Laying out all the watercolour panels I spritzed them with clean water from my Distress Sprayer, let the water sit for about 20-30 seconds, then blotted dry with a paper towel.
To create the sliding element for this card I placed a penny (cent) on the back of the slider track and placed foam tape through the slider hole making sure the penny (cent) was able to move. Creating a track for the penny/cent with a double layer of foam tape.
Finishing The Card
I covered the rest of the card with foam tape, removed the backing and added a second layer of foam tape. Cutting three small pieces of foam tape and stuck these on the penny (cent) in the slider track and adhered the reindeer to the foam so that it is on the front of the card. I adhered the scrap of Wilted Violet distressed piece behind the track (to hide the white from the base card). I adhered the Forest Border and Stitched hillside, then added the village and tree’s to finish the scene.
All the supplies I used to this card is listed below. Today is the last day for shipping within Republic of Ireland – do you have all your crafty presents?
Avery Elle – North Pole Pals Stamp and co-ordinating die
Altenew – Frayed Leaf Ink, Forest Glades ink
Sizzix – Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Bazzill – Marshmallow Card
Stix 2 – Tape Runner