Hi Janet here with the last interactive card for TLPT Interactive Month. I decided to try and encourage the summer sun back for a bit longer so used the Hummingbird stamp set by Avery Elle. These magic slider cards can take a while to figure out the mechanics. Since both cards are made in the same way I therefore only have the instructions for the Fushia card.
The products I used are listed and linked to the shop at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to join and share your interactive (or regular) cards at The Little Paper Treehouse Tribe over on Facebook.
FirstlyI diecut two of the large tags from an older Avery Elle die, and from one piece I diecut the middle Wonky Scalloped Frame dies to use as a window. Washi tape is used to hold the frame in place on the tag. Trimmed some acetate larger than the window, and cut a piece of card to 7.5cm x 12.5cm but made sure to leave a ‘tab’ on the sides at one end. This will act as the stopper to keep the pull tab card from being completely removed from the card.
I placed the tag with the window cut out into the Stamp Platform right in the corner, and placed my stamps where I wanted them. I switched this for the acetate and stamped with Staz On ink. Since I am stamping on acetate – which is a slick surface and need an ink that will dry. Without removing my stamps I stamped on the solid tag with black archival ink. I coloured in the flower on the back tag with my Zig markers.
Making The Card
To put the card together I place the back tag down on my desk and line up the acetate piece directly over this and I use some washi tape to temporarily hold it in place. I added thin Scor Tape around the window on my tag and laid this over the tag and acetate – making sure my tags were lined up. Now I have the back tag with the coloured flower and the front tag with the acetate piece.
Finishing The Card
Trimming the foam tape into thinner strips, I added these right at both edges and the bottom of one of the tags. I need to leave space for the pull tab to be able to slide up. There will also need to be two small pieces at the top of the tag (near the angled part) to be the ‘stop’ for the pull tab. Holding the pull tab in place on the bottom tag and removed the backing paper from the foam tape and adhered my top tag in place.
When the pull tab is completely down – this is just a clean and simple monotone card, but when you pull the tab up the coloured flower is revealed! If you wanted to make this a stand up card – you just need to diecut a third tag and score a line to create a flap, and adhere the flap to the magic slider tags. Phew. These are such fun cards to make but they can take some time and trial and error to make sure everything is working right.
I’ll see you next time with a much easier card. If there is something that doesn’t make sense please leave a comment and I will help you figure it out. Let me know if you would like a video tutorial too.
WANT TO FIND THESE SUPPLIES:
STAMP AND DIE
A Tag For All Die
INK AND MARKERS
Catherine Pooler Designs Neutral Collection: Midnight Ink
Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink
Neenah Solar White Card
Tonic Heavy Weight Acetate
ADHESIVES AND TOOLS
Be Creative Scor Tape
Scotch 3M Foam Tape
Fiskars A4 Paper Trimmer
Cuttlebug Diecutting Machine