Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Magic Slider Card - My Adaptation

Last week I shared this card on the Seaside Blog Hop. When writing my post and preparing my photos I ran out of time to say much about how I created my card.

Seaside Magic Slider Card - front - slider in
Seaside Magic Slider Card - front - slider out

As I said on the hop, my card was inspired by two patterns I found online - Mermaid Magic Slider Card and Magic Slider Card. When preparing for the hop it was an extremely hot day; my computer and Cricut® are in a warmer area of my house so I used some rectangle dies from my stash to cut the aperture, the Thin Cuts—Stitched Rectangle Frames to cut the frame and my paper trimmer and a score board for everything else.

I "sketched" how I created my card out in Cricut® Design Space, but I have not had a chance to try to cut with the file yet. Honestly, when almost all cuts are a straight edge I typically use a paper trimmer so I can better control where to cut patterned papers to get the nuances I want, for example, where the "grain of wood" will fall lie on the card above.

screen shot of Cricut® Design Space
I hoped to create another card so I could take photos while creating, but unfortunately time was not on my side. I hope this verbal explanation will help you create your own Magic Slider card.

"paper" cuts needed:
  • one card from White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (X254)
  • pieces that slide (not shown on the image above)
    • transparency cut 5½" high by 4" wide
    • White Daisy cut 5½" high by 4" wide
  • pieces that hold the slider
    • aperture (represented by the blue rectangle) - outside measurements 5½" high by 4¼" wide; to create the aperture, "gut" the piece to create an opening, you can use a die or cut on the Cricut® or even cut a decorative shape with a die or the Cricut®; the opening on mine is 4¼" high by 3⅛" wide
    • backing piece (represented by the lighter green rectangle) cut 5½" high x 4⅛" wide (it needs to be a little narrower than the card or the aperture will bow out)
    • for the accordion cut 2 pieces each 5½" high x 1½" wide; score both at ⅜", ¾" and 1⅛"
  • "icing on the top" aka a frame (represented by the darkest green rectangle), cut using the largest die from Thin Cuts-Stitched Rectangle Frames (Z4260)

Create the Slider

The image needs to be stamped in exactly the same location on the two pieces so they line up when pulled out from the card. I think the easiest way is to stamp the pieces using a stamp platform. Alternatively I think you can use a stamp positioner. Then I colored image stamped on White Daisy. I used a ribbon for a pull, but you could cut a circle or other decorative piece and write or stamp "pull" on it, then staple it to both pieces so the stamped images align. One of the patterns I read used a eyelet to hold the pieces together, but I think it would be harder to make sure the images lined up. I used the corner rounder after adding the staple to the top of these pieces.

Create a Holder for the Slider

I created this diagram to help explain how I used the two accordion pieces.

Magic Slider Card - Accordion

Once you have the pieces glued together and to the front of a card, insert the transparent image in front of the "backing piece" and the White Daisy image behind the "backing piece". One of the patterns I followed talked about closing the bottom of the card, but I do not think that is necessary because where the two images are stapled (or held together with an eyelet) will not let the pieces side out the bottom of the card. Also, one of the patterns talked about preventing the recipient from being able to pull the images completely out of the card, but I don't think that would be a problem either.

"Framing" the Card

If you choose you can cut the largest rectangle from the Thin Cuts-Stitched Rectangle Frames (Z4260) and add it to the front of the card to finish off the card front.

I hope this helps create a card similar to the Magic Slider Card I shared on the Seaside Blog Hop. If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will try to clarify. If you create a slider card, please share a link to it in the comments.

Once I have had a chance to test my Cricut® Design Space project I will share the link here.

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