Hey Tea-Timers! It is time for the AUGUST (seriously?! How quick is this year going?) tutorial blog, and I thought I'd share a step-by-step process for making this fun slider/shaker card!
- Ocean Waves Dies
- Wave Slider Dies
- Get Whale Soon Stamp & Co-ordinating die set
- A2 Nesting Frame dies
- Blue and white cardstock
- Variety of blue inks (I used Distress Oxides in Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Sapphire and Villainous Potion)
- Blender brushes or other blending tool
- Markers or other colouring medium
- White gel pen
- A penny or slider element
- Foam tape
- Circular foam dots
- Sequins or other non-dimensional shaker filling
1. Use the one of the Ocean Wave dies to die cut a wavy edge on a scrap piece of card - we'll be using this as a stencil!
2. Take your die-cut card and ink blend various blue shades over the wavy edge onto an A2 piece of white card, going from lightest at the top, down to darkest at the bottom.
3. Die cut a wavy slider channel in your card panel using the Wave Slider Dies.
4. Stamp, colour and die cut one of the whales from the Get Whale Soon stamp & die set. Add highlights with white gel pen.
5. Take a penny or slider element and place it behind the slider channel. Add a circular foam dot to the back of the whale (if you add just one, this will allow the whale to spin around as it travels up and down the slider channel, you can add another if you don't want your whale spinning!). Attach the whale to the penny/slider element through the channel.
6. Die cut several frames using the A2 Nesting Frames Dies, and stack 4 or 5 of the largest frame on top of each other - you'll need enough height that the penny/slider element can move freely, so you may need more or fewer depending on the thickness of your card and depth of your coin/foam tape.
7. Stick your ink blended panel to the top of the stacked frames, then glue the frames to your card base.
8. Add some non-dimensional sequins around the whale (bulkier sequins may get trapped in the slider and stop the whale from moving as easily).
9. Glue a further frame over the top of the card panel.
10. Attach a piece of vellum to the reverse of one final frame, then glue this over the top of the card panel, to seal in the shaker contents.
11. Stamp out the sentiment from the Get Whale Soon set in blue ink, onto white cardstock, and die cut with the co-ordinating dies. Glue the sentiment over the top of the acetate.
I hope you enjoyed this month's tutorial! I'm fully aware that this card is totally extra, but I love it!
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