As I have had some forced down time . . . due to a case of the flu, I decided to do a little Valentine card making and play along with a few challenges. I don’t recommend getting the flu at all to allow yourself time to craft, it's kinda yucky. But I guess I am making lemonade (actually Tazo Wild Sweet Orange Tea is my beverage of choice right now) out of lemons!
Here is the front of the card, using Heartfelt Creations Coffee Talk stamp and die sets. The cup is stamped in the new Pine cone VersaFine Clair by Tsukineko, then water colored with Delicata in Pink Shimmer and Champagne, and Memento Peanut Brittle. I used a little Ink Potion No. 9 on my mat and picked up the color with a brush tip Fantastix. Delicata Dark Brown Shimmer is used for the sentiment, and Silvery Shimmer for the spoon.
To create this slider card from cardstock is actually pretty quick and simple, even though there are dies out there that work well too! All it takes is two 4 ¼ x 5 ½ sections of cardstock and a third that is 3 ¼ x 4 ¾. The front is cut ¾’ from the edge from ¾’ to 4 ¾” on each side. The bottom is trimmed open and score lines at 1 ¼’, 3”, and 4 ¾” from the bottom allow you to make the working mechanism. Using a circle punch the tab hole is cut through both the top and bottom layers at the same time so they will line up perfectly. I choose to ink the front with Pink Shimmer and the inside tag and base in Champagne, in real life the entire card has a faint shimmer and is very pretty!
The smaller card is adhered to the bottom tab before assembling the card together on three sides. The spoon is adhered with dimensional foam adhesive so the slider will move easily underneath it. The inside sentiment is a very old PSX wood mounted stamp stamped in Dark Brown Shimmer. The final touch is adding a few fibers and ribbons from my stash to assist in working the pull mechanism.
I am playing along with the following challenges:
Joy Clair Pop-up Challenge *Didn’t follow the color prompt, oops!
Thanks for stopping by today! Stay tuned for a fun Stick It Down Crop event happening this weekend on Facebook! Prizes will be given and fun will be had. Please leave a comment if you would like a FB invite, as it was started as a private group. Hope you can join us!