July 19, 2012

Interactive Cards: Sliders 2

Still working from the book edited by Tanya Fox, Interactive Cards, the second card I made was also a slider card, but this time it used cut slits and brads for the slider.  The card I was 'supposed' to make, looked like this:
[Again, I'm purposefully photographing the project photo badly as I'm trying to review the book, not plagiarize it.]

It's basically a cake with a flower/button at the top used to pull the cake from a closed to open state.

I originally planned to do a white wedding cake, with cake toppers for the pull, but kept seeing brightly coloured papers when I looked at the model project.  So... I did a birthday card.  Shaped like a cake, but no cake I'd be able to decorate.  :)  Here's my card in the closed and open states:

One thing the book doesn't warn you about, and something you can't really stop without making the slits in the back really narrow (and I'm not sure that would help), is the... flimsy nature of the card.  It can pull straight up or it can bend in fun ways:

And a close up of the glitter glue I used on the candles.

Cardstock: Recollections
Papers: from my stash (sorry, don't know what company they are)
Glitter Glue: Studio G
Glitter Pen: Sakura Gel Pen (hand written sentiment)


Unknown said...

Hi ya Jessica, now this is one cute card...did you have a tutorial for it or are you just a clever lady...luv annie

Jessica Strider said...

@ Annie - All the instructions (including the dimensions of the card pieces and score lines) were in the book I'm reviewing.

Karin said...

Loved that one, Jess!

Patty Froese said...

That is such a neat idea! Very cute. :)