Saturday, January 24, 2015

Slider Card: Blast from the Past

Over the holidays I tidied up my notebook of techniques, which had morphed into two notebooks, several file folders, and random piles.  While I was sorting them I came across an oldie but goodie: the slider card.
You pull the tab and the front middle section slides upward.  The focal image pops out at you and two spaces for secret messages are revealed.  One is on the tab itself and the other is below.
I made this card just like I learned back in the dark ages, where you slather the back of the patterned piece with adhesive so all parts stick and continue to do so once you slice it all up.  That makes the slicing and the scoring a bit more difficult because you are dealing with two layers.  Since that is how I learned to do it; that's how I made it.  Back in those days patterned paper was always text weight, never cardstock weight.  Well, nowadays that's not always so.  That means when I make another one I'll be sure to use patterned cardstock for the front!

The Fine Print: Hedgehog by Penny Black, Hearts and Heart Greeting by DeNami Designs, Pull by Hero Arts alapabet set, dies by Spellbinders and MFT.  Thank you Laura Zak for teaching me this!

9 comments:

Angie said...

This is adorable!!! The image is so sweet and the how fun to add the pull up card!!!!

Sue said...

What a fab card PJ!! just been catching up huggles Sue xx

Carol L said...

I never made one of these slider cards but I love how it opens! Cute image and papers too!

chrissy xx said...

Now that's clever! Never made any of these PJ.
LOving your creation such GOrgeus colours and a sweet image.
Chrissyxx

Janeen said...

so fun to look back. i don't think i kept any of my first cards. well maybe if i went digging i would find out that i did. :D I do remember that cute image. i have never made a slider. (well not in the card world anyway)

Joyce said...

What a fun card. That hedgehog is delicious. Fun to revisit old techniques with new supplies.

Mrs A. said...

Yep a slider card is on my list of shapes to try. Love your choice of colour and such a cute little hedgie. Thanks for the tips on the card weights. Hugs Mrs A.

Leslie Hanna said...

All I heard was blah blah blah. This looks like work. Cool, but work.

KayM said...

What a darling card!! Such a cute image and the slider is so fun!