A CAS night sky card for My Favorite Things

An interactive full panel slider card
Today I’m sharing a CAS night sky card with a surprise feature that I made for the 2017 Card Design Superstar: Clean and Simple Genius. My white space in this case is black and my card has no embellishments and very few elements…

An interactive full panel slider card


You’re probably thinking: “it doesn’t even have a sentiment”. But if you pull at the moon…

The night time turns into dawn in this slider card.

…the sentiment “You’re the sunshine in my life” appears and the night turns into dawn! It’s a special slider card since the whole panel slides.

Close up of the sentiment

I used the Die-namics NY Skyline in two rows to create the silhouette of this great city. In order to make them look like different buildings, I  cut a few towers and ledges off. I especially modified the Empire State Building.

Close up of the cityscape

I inked the edges of the skylines and the moon, from the set Die-namics LJD Spooky Sweets, with silver ink. I also embossed the sentiment from the stamp set Soak up the Fun in silver on the waterpaper panel, that I had previously inked with Distress inks.
Here’ a brief look at the mechanism:

All of the elements necessary to make the slider card

I cut a rectangular panel, half an inch shorter than my cardbase and used one of the banners from the Die-namics Blueprints 28 to cut two parallel grooves in it.

Blueprints 28 Die-namics

I also cut two rectangles with the Die-namics Essential Cover-Up Vertical die and adhered two pieces of popsicle sticks to one of them. They fit perfectly in the grooves of the previous panel!

Die-namics Essential Cover-up Vertical die

I stacked the elements in the following manner: card base + rectangle with the popsicle sticks + panel with the grooves (glued to the cardbase with foam adhesive) + second rectangle + watercolor panel.
I put a strip of foam adhesive on the lower end of the cardbase and attached the skyline to it, so that it wouldn’t interfere with the mecanism and voilá.

2'17 Card Design Superstar Banner


Here’s a gif of my card so that you can see it in action… Until next time!

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