• Linda

Get things moving with the dynamic Double Slider card!

Are you up for a challenge and adventure? Do you want to try something new, something a little bit advanced? Well, here we go!

I have managed to assemble this card after couple of goes, and admittedly, I was very proud of myself! When I look back, I have to laugh. I am going to confess... I was trying to be clever and I used greaseproof paper instead of a piece of plastic. I though I was being unconventional and experimental! Wohoo. This lasted until I had to stick the two ends of the paper together... Greaseproof paper is great for baking, but not so much for card making! As you can guess, the double sided tape did not stick to it at all. Surprise, surprise! There was me, wasting 10 minutes of my life on experimenting. In this case, it really did not pay off.                                           

You don't actually need much to make a double slider card, which is a big plus. Some cardstock, adhesives, embellishments, stamps and inks, and ideally a score board. And a shopping bag, punched pocket or cellophane bag. There is a fancy alternative to this if you have a die cutting machine, and are happy to invest £30. Lawn Fawn have recently released a new set of dies which enable you to make a double slider card. Click here to find out more. I like the look of these, and as I like anything Lawn Fawn, I might invest in these, and post another tutorial using these.  

Start with the white card base - 15.3 x 30.5 cm (6'' x 12''), and score it at 3 3/4'', 7 3/4'' and 11 3/4''. Use a circle punch and cut a half circle off from the top of your middle panel. Get your two panels - 9.5 x 14.5 cm (3 3/4'' x 5 3/4''), and decorate them any way you fancy (not too bulky though). I used Floral Phrases stamp set and Tin of Cards stamp set with the Night of Navy ink. I like to use cardstock and ink pads from Stampin' Up! as they perfectly coordinate. Once you have decorated your panels, decide which will be the left and which will be the right. I punched a hole through my right panel and tied a twine through. This makes it easier to pull the panel out, thought the half circle cut out is enough to make it work too.                                

If you prefer, you can decorate the front of your slider card now. I waited until I assembled mine as I only needed to glue a topper on. Once decorated, move onto the slider mechanism. Cut out a strip of plastic - 13'' x 2''. Wrap it around the first section of your card base, and stick together with a strong double sided tape. I recommend the 'red' tape as it's extra strong. It's also great for any 3D projects like pop-up boxes, shadow boxes or exploding boxes. Once glued together, move the glued section around to the other side (to the outside). Move to the top of your card and apply more double sided tape over (leave about 5 mm space from the top - the panel is slightly shorter than the card base and it won't reach the tape right at the top). Stick your left panel onto this, with the decorated side facing down. Make sure you align your panel with both the left and the bottom edge of your card base.                                                                

Open your card up and work on the inner side of the first section. Add some double sided tape to the bottom of the plastic strip. Again, leave about 5 mm gap from the edge. Align your panel with both the left and the top edge of the card base, and stick it on to the plastic strip with the decorated side facing up.                                                    

Please note: Positions vary slightly depending on orientation of your card base (portrait or landscape). As a general rule, left side (bottom side in portrait orientation) goes face down, and the right side (top side in portrait orientation) goes face up. You can always double check the right position by closing the card. The half circle cut out can be used as your guide because that's the side that's always on the front. This will help you to avoid sticking the panels inside out or upside down. I would recommend watching the video.                                                                

Once your panels are glued in place, you can add some double sided tape onto the outer side of the thinnest section of your card, which is the 1/4'' strip. Carefully fold the card base from the left to the right and glue together. The right panel (facing up) should slid underneath the 1/4'' strip of card (see video). If not decorated already, finish the front of your card. If done correctly, the panels should slide in and out easily and effortlessly.                                                        

I used Parisienne Blue patterned paper from Docrafts to decorate my card. I have also used the Delightfully Detailed laser-cut specialty paper from Stampin' Up! to create a lacey border. I really like these delicate papers. They are great for wedding themed cards or even scrapbook pages. I would definitely recommend to use Spray mount with these (or with any detailed die cuts). It's quick and easy, and you get glue onto even the tiniest of details.                                               

Supplies used:

  • White card base 15.3 x 30.5 cm (6'' x 12'')

  • Two white panels 9.5 x 14.5 cm (3 3/4'' x 5 3/4'')

  • Coloured card 9.5 x 16.5 cm (3 3/4'' x 6 3/4'') - Night of Navy - Stampin' Up!

  • Patterned paper 9.5 x 16.5 cm (3 3/4'' x 6 3/4'') - Parisienne Blue - Docrafts Papermania

  • Delightfully Detailed laser-cut specialty paper - Stampin' Up!

  • Floral Phrases stamp set - Stampin' Up!

  • Tin of Cards stamp set - Stampin' Up!

  • Punched pocket (shopping bag or a cellophane bag) - 13'' x 2'' strip

  • Score board

  • Circle punch - 1''

  • Double sided tape

  • Mount spray

  • Fine Tip glue - Stampin' Up!

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