By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Add some movement to your favorite holiday card design by making it slide. Now it’s even easier to do using this set of dies by Lawn Fawn. The Slide on Over set allows you to create 4 motion designs including the one used on this wonderful ice skater themed card for the holidays.
Lay your oval die onto the base making sure to line the bottom edge up with the bottom of the card. Next, place the slider die inside the oval to assure that it will fit. If it doesn’t you will want to choose a larger oval die. Be sure to choose a small enough oval to leave some white around the edges to represent snow.
Now, take a piece of scrap cardstock and die cut the oval out using your die cut machine. This is now a template for the frozen pond.
Lay the newly created template over the top of the card so that it is positioned along the bottom edge and is centered. Ink the center of the oval using a grey or blue colored ink and a blending tool. Remember you are trying to achieve a look of ice so you do not want a color that is bright.
Place the card base on your die cut machine’s cutting plate making sure that only the front will be cut. Then, place the slider die on top and line it up with the edges of the oval. Run it through your machine.
Take a second piece of scrap cardstock and place the oval die that you used to create the template and the next size die up onto the cardstock. Line them up on your machine’s cutting plate to create a frame that has a straight edge at the top as shown in the picture. Cut it out, too.
Measure from the top edge of the card to the top edge of the inked oval to see what width of patterned paper you will need to cover the top. Add ½” to that measurement.
Measure ½” from the bottom edge and make a pencil mark on the left and right sides of the paper. Begin roughly tearing the paper along those marks making sure not to go above them. Keep checking to make sure that it will not cover the oval. Snow Fun by Carta Bella was used for this card.
Once the piece is correctly fitting, use a tape runner to adhere it to the card. You can, now, also adhere the oval frame around the pond. If necessary, once you have added the frame using a pair of narrow bladed scissors to trim any paper that may be overlapping the pond again.
Place a square of 3-d adhesive onto a penny and then punch or die cut a circle from the patterned paper. It is okay for the circle to be larger than the penny. If you don’t want it that way, you can cut it down or use a punch or die that is the same measurement as the penny. Place the penny on the inside of the card and align the adhesive in the center of the slide.
Adhere the circle to the penny and add some adhesive to the skater and attach her to the circle.
Stamp the greeting onto a piece of cardstock and cut it out. This greeting comes from the Christmas in Color die set by Sizzix.
Cut a 5” x 7” piece of parchment cardstock and adhere it to the inside front of the card. This is the piece that will show through the cut out section of the slider.
Add a line of Stickles around the outside edge of the frame to finish off the design of the card and add a little glisten to the edge of the pond.
This holiday season add some motion to your ice skaters, snowflakes or even your snowmen with this fun new way to create a slider card. Who doesn’t love to receive a card that they can play around with and make things move? It’s as fun to create as it is to receive so get to work and create your fun holiday cards now. After all, time is running out and the holidays will be here before we know it. Happy Holidays everyone!