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June 2022

Technique Squad Blog Hop - Magic Slider Card


Welcome to the June 2022 Technique Squad Blog Hop!  I am thrilled to be a part of this creative hop with fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  This month's theme is Magic Slider cards.  See the details for my project, featuring the Daisy Garden stamp set below.  Make sure to hop over to the other blogs to check more fabulous projects featuring the Magic Slider Technique.

The Magic Slider is fun card with a bit of a surprise.  When you first see it, you may think it is rather plain.  However, when you pull on the Magic Slider, it becomes a celebration of color.

CCE Logo Slider In CCE Slider OutMeasurements for the card:

CCE Logo Paper

Mango Melody Card Stock - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4"

Basic White Card Stock - 4" x 5 1/4"

Basic White Card Stock - 3 3/8" x 4 5/8"

Basic White Card Stock - 3" x 4 1/2" 

Texture Chic Designer Series Paper - 4" x 5 1/4"

Distressed Gold Designer Series Paper - 4" x 5 1/4"

Window Sheet - 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

Scraps for sentiments and die cuts or punched elements

To create this card, I first set up my Stamparatus.  I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the Basic White card stock.

CCE Logo Stamparatus

Do not remove the stamp from the Stamparatus.  Carefully clean the extra ink off the stamp.  Line up the piece of window sheet in the same spot and ink the stamp using Jet Black Staz On ink.  Carefully remove the window sheet and set it aside to dry.  Even with the Staz On, it will take some time to dry.  If you are in a hurry, you can use your heating tool on low to speed up the drying process.

Next, use your Water Painter to color the stamped image on the Basic White card stock.

CCE Logo Water PainterCCE Logo Water PainterOnce I created this images, I adhered the layer of Designer Series Paper to the card front. 

Next, I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create a thin frame for the outside of the sliding feature (note that the measurements provided above are specifically for the dies I used, you will need to adjust your measurements based on the dies that you use).

CCE Logo Gold Foil

I used Mono Adhesive Liquid glue to adhere the frame to the front of the Window Sheet.  Next, I placed Foam Adhesive Strips on the two long edges and one of the short edges (you need to leave one end open for the slider).  Make sure that the foam strips do not hang over beyond the edge of the frame. 

CCE Logo Liquid Glue

The next step is the most important, carefully line up the window sheet image over the layer of card stock you colored.  These two images need to line up as closely as possible.  Adhere these two layers together.

Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the front of the card base.  Attach the Window Sheet layer on top of the Designer Series Paper.

Using the Label Me Fancy punch, cut a slit at one end of the remaining piece of Basic White card stock.  This is the magic slider.  Slip a piece of Gold Shimmer ribbon through the slit.  You can either make a slip knot or simply tie a knot.  Insert the slider into the open end of the window sheet layer.  You may find that you need to trim it down a small amount to slide smoothly.

Finally, I added a few of the Brushed Brass Butterflies to the front of my card to add a bit of whimsy.

I love cards that are easy to make, but have a lot of "Wow" factor to them.  This card is sure to impress the recipient.  However, sometimes written instructions can be difficult to follow, so here is a link to a video tutorial.  

To see a list of the products used to make this card, click here to visit my online store.  If you already have a Demonstrator, please be sure to order through your Demonstrator.  If you do not have a Demonstrator, I would be happy to help you out!

Thank you for hopping to my site today.  Please be sure to hop to the other Demonstrator's sites to see their incredible creations.  Click on the next button below to see what Mackenzie Grimme has created with this technique.


Blog Hop Participants

JoAnn Pollock

Carole Garrison (you are here)

Mackenzie Grimme

Amy Rudd