Slimline slider Birthday card

Interactive slimline slider Birthday card for MFT August Birthday Project Challenge.

Hello again! I’m back with an interactive slimline slider card that I created for the MFT August Birthday Project Challenge. Today is actually my son’s ninth Birthday, so I made it specifically for him.

This month we’re asking you to add an interactive component to your projects. I was dying to use the new Slimline Starter Die-namics, so making a slider card was a no-brainer for me. Let’s check it out in action, before I tell you more about the card…

Animated gif of interactive slimline slider card.

As you can see, when we pull on the pulltab, a bunch of cute animals peek out from behind the letters. This idea would work even better with a shorter name and more space in between the letters. You could also use mountains, trees or houses, to totally cover the critters and create more of a surprise.

Close up of interactive slimline slider Birthday card created for MFT by Laura Dovalo.

As you may now, I’m not a fan of leaving a white border around the die cut images. However, if the background is mostly white, they don’t bother me. That’s why I used the Mini Cloud Edges Stencil and a very light hand of Berrylicious Premium Dye Ink, to blend my sky.

Close up of interactive slimline Birthda card.

I also colored the white edges around the elements that are in the grass with a G43 Copic marker. The rest of the markers that I used are:

  • Monkey: R37, R35, R33, E21, E000, R20, R01, R37, R35, BG15, BG13
  • Stack of presents: BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10, BG07, BG05, Y17, Y15, R37, R35
  • Mouse: W5, W3, W1, R20, Y17, Y15, R37, R35, BG13, BG11
  • Blue bird: BG07, BG05, Y17, Y15, R37, R35
  • Red and yellow bird: Y17, Y15, R37, R35, YR65, BG13, BG11
  • Cupcake: R35, R33, BG13, BG11, R37, R35
  • Turtle: W5, W3, W1, BG13, BG11
  • Present: BG11, BG10, Y15

Close up of personalized sentiment. Slimline slider card for MFT.

The fun sentiment is from the Party Penguins stamp set. I stamped it with Extreme Black Hybrid Ink onto my grass panel, which I die cut with the Slimline Grassy Hills Die-namics out of Sour Apple Card Stock, splattered with Sour Apple and Gumdrop Green Premium Dye Ink.

Fun interactive Birthday card created with the Slimline Starter Die-namics.

For the mechanism, I used the 1/4″ x 7″ slider channel die and 1″ x 7 3/4″ pull tab die included in the Slimline Starter Die-namics. I adhered the critters to the pulltab, through the channel, that I die cut in my main panel, with acetate strips and thin foam squares.

Interactive slider card with tab pulled out.

That’s it for today. Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you were inspired to join the challenge. HERE’s another slider card of mine that you might enjoy.

List of MFT supplies used for slimline Birthday card

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