Monday, July 16, 2012

Flying Through Birthday

Today's card is a slider card I made for a little boy who turned 3 over the weekend.  I love how interactive a card like this is, and once you figure out the making's of a slider card; super simple to make.  There are many great tutorials and videos across the net to get you started and teach you the basics.

The airplane "flies" with a little help from two pennies sandwiched together with Stampin' dimensionals and a pull tab adhered with another dimensional underneath the bottom penny.  As the airplane flies across the sky it reveals a birthday message! 


Stamp sets: Up, Up, and Away
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Night of Navy
Ink: Basic Black, Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Real Red
Accessories: Large Oval punch, Modern Label punch, Build-a-Cupcake punch, 1/2" circle punch, Owl punch,
1 1/4" circle punch, Stampin' dimensionals, snail

The airplane was inspired by a similar one created by Lynn Pratt.  Here's how I assembled it:

Body: Large oval punch, trimmed narrower from the middle of the oval downwards to the tail (Daffodil Delight cardstock)
Wings: Modern Label punch, cut in half (Daffodil Delight cardstock).  Dots on wings made with 1/2" circle punch in Night of Navy cardstock
Tail: freehanded an oval from Basic Gray cardstock; fin made from tip of Modern label punch in Daffodil Delight
Propeller: Modern Label punch trimmed (Basic Gray); Daffodil Delight center with smallest circle from the Owl punch
Window: freehanded from Basic Gray cardstock
All pieces were sponged on the edges with Basic Black ink to add dimension before assembly.

I began by cutting my card base out of Baja Breeze cardstock; in this case I made it the standard finished size 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  I then cut another piece of the same colored cardstock 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" to create my card front.  I decided where I wanted the airplane to slide and lightly marked with a pencil.  I used my 1/2" circle punch on both ends of where I wanted the slider to be and connected them by cutting with my paper cutter; creating a track (make sure when cutting your slider your track is smaller than your penny or it will fall through).  At this point, I decorated the card front with clouds punched from the Build-a-Cupcake punch and balloons and birds from the Up, Up, and Away set.
Next, I layered my card front over my base card and lined up my sentiment so it would be visable through the slider; I then adhered the sentiment to my base.  I then cut another piece of Baja Breeze cardstock roughly 1 1/2" wide x 5 1/2" long to create my pull tab.  I added a 1 1/4" circle folded in half from Daffodil Delight and adhered it to the end of the pull tab.
To assemble the slider I first adhered two pennies sandwiched between a dimensional.  With another dimensional I attached the airplane. Insert the airplane into your slider opening on your card front by slipping the cardstock in between the two pennies.  Once inserted, adhere your pull tab with another dimesional to the bottom penny.  Glue your card front to your card base and viola! 

I hope I've inspired you to try making a slider card!  Thanks so much for looking!
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