Hi there! It’s time for my second video tutorial for My Favorite Things and I’ve created a couple of clean and simple slider cards for Valentine’s Day. Since I didn’t make any Christmas cards in 2018, I’ve decided that I’m going to send Valentine’s Day cards to my crafty friends instead. I want them to know how much I appreciate their friendship, even though we’re far apart.
I’m absolutely in love with the Entwined Hearts Die-namics! It’s such a versatile, intricate and elegant design. I kept my cardfronts really simple… The first card features an all white panel framed by some striped paper from the Sweet Stack Paper Pack. It has no sentiment and just a couple of colorful enameldots as embellishments.
But when the slider panel is pulled, magically one of the hearts turns red and a sentiment, from the Sweet Nothings stamp set appears.
It’s a really simple but effective idea that you can apply to many designs. Check out the video tutorial at the end of this post to find out how to make this card.
The second card, a magic color slider, is also very minimalistic. This time I’ve chosen a gold outline with a turquoise frame. I’ve also added enamel dots and a banner from the Blueprints 33 Die-namics set with an embossed sentiment from the Sweet Celebrations stamp set.
Instead of coloring the hearts, I used the inlay technique with some of the pretty patterned papers from the Sweet Stack Paper Pack. As you can see, you don’t actually need to use stamps and StazOn ink to make this type of interactive card. My friend Isa (www.happycardmaking.com) taught me that. ^_^
Video tutorial for the Valentine’s Day slider cards
Here’s the video tutorial for the two cards, you can watch it below or head on to YouTube for a high definition version.
Measurements for the interactive Valentine’s Day cards
Main panel: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8” (10,2cm x 13,3cm)
White mask: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8” (10,2cm x 13,3cm)
Slider panel: 3 1/2” x 5 1/8”” (9cm x 13cm)
Patterned paper: 4 ½” x 5 ¾” (11,5cm x 14,1cm)
Card base: 9” x 5 ¾” (23cm x 14,1cm)
Card sleeve: 10 ¼” x 6 3/8” folded at 2 5/8″ and 7 3/4″ (26cm x 16,2cm folded at 6,7cm and 19,7cm)
Acetate: 4 ½” x 6”(11,5cm x 15,2cm)
White inlay panel: 5” x 6 3/8” (12,7cm x 16,3cm)
Slider panel: 5” x 5 7/8” (12,7cm x 15cm)
Card base: 10 ¼” x 6 3/8”(26cm x 16,3cm)
OK, that’s it for today! I’ll be back soon to show you more love-themed cards.
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