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Sunday, July 31, 2011

"Dragon's Christmas Present" featuring About Art Accents and Third Coast Rubber Stamps!

Howzit Stampers!

Wow, where did July go?  I can't believe tomorrow is August 1st already!  Before August arrives I've got a super cool whimsical double-slider card to share with you on this last day of Christmas in July!
My card features a beautiful Christmas Tree stamp available from About Art Accents on the front and the double-slider treat inside features the gorgeous Christmas Dragon stamp (KG-004-Q) available from Third Coast Rubber Stamps!
  
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I made this card for my 4 year old nephew, Daniel, and personalized it with my own message on the front!

"Daniel!  What could be hiding beneath the Christmas Tree?"

Check out my little video demo showing off my finished slider card!
FYI:  the video only seems to work when viewing this post here on my blog only.

video
MATERIALS
Christmas Tree - About Art Accents
Christmas Dragon KG-004-Q - Third Coast Rubber Stamps Page 5 of the August 2010 catalog
Merry Christmas sentiment - source unknown
White Cardstock
Red Cardstock
Christmas patterned paper
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Copic markers:  Blues, Greens, Purples and Red
Red Prismacolor pencil
Glitter Glue
Judikins Diamond Glaze
Double-sided sticky tape
Santa's on his way! ribbon from Michaels
Small Circle punch
Tiny hole punch
Mini gold brad
Small gold star brad
Metallic gold paint pens - broad and fine point
Fine point Black Sharpie marker
Small Ziploc baggie

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 To make the main center part of my slider card I cut a large 5.5" x 12" panel from red cardstock and scored fold lines at 3.75", 7.5" and 11.25".   For the Slider sections I cut two 3.5" x 5.5" panels from red cardstock.    I then cut out 4 mats from patterned paper just slightly smaller than the red panels and 4 panels from white cardstock slightly smaller still but only after I did all my stamping.

 

I stamped the Christmas Tree with Memento Tuxedo Black onto white cardstock and coloured with Copics in shades of green.  I coloured the baubles on the tree with various Copic colours and also did a few in metallic gold with a fine point paint pen.  I then added dimension to all the baubles with drops of Judikins Diamond Glaze and cut out the panel once the baubles were dry.  I then wrote my message around the Christmas Tree with a fine point black Sharpie marker and added sparkle to the tree and message with touches of glitter glue.   I edged the panel with a gold metallic paint pen and punched a tiny hole at the top of the Tree and embellished with a small gold star brad.  I then adhered the Christmas Tree panel to the patterned paper mat and then to the main center part of the card with double-sided sticky tape.  I then punched a half circle notch on the right hand side of that middle section which is where the ribbon sits and allows you to pull out the slider.

 

Stamp the Dragon image twice onto white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colour with Copics.  I used various shades of blues and purples on the Dragon and blues, reds and green on the present.  I also used a red Prismacolor pencil to add some background shading around the Dragon.  You only need to colour just beyond the half way point on each image coz part of the other portion is cut away and the rest remains hidden inside the center section of the slider card.  I also added sparkle with touches of glitter glue.  I then cut out the two panels and edged them with a metallic gold paint pen.  I then layered the panels on to the patterned paper mats and then adhered those to the red slider panels with double-sided sticky tape.  I cut two pieces of ribbon and attached them to the right hand slider panel with a mini gold brad.

 

 Stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment onto another piece of white cardstock and colour with Copics.  I coloured the stars with a fine point metallic gold paint pen and also added touches of sparkle with glitter glue.  I cut out the panel and edged it with a metallic gold paint pen and adhered it onto the patterned paper mat and then adhered to the back panel of the main slider card with double-sided sticky tape.

Next comes all the assembling.  

I got my instructions from a great video on YouTube by Obsessedwithscrappin.  I think watching the video yourselves will be better than me trying to explain how to make the slider mechanism and assemble the card.  So click here to watch the video!  There's a couple of videos on slider cards on YouTube with slight variations on how to make the slider mechanism too so just go with the one you prefer.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my whimsical Christmas Slider Card!  They really are quite easy to make once you get the hang of the assembling and construction!

Happy Stamping!

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
Blockheads Paper Arts Designer

1 comment:

  1. This is totally unique. Your nephew will love it!1

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