Ever since I saw a demonstration of a double slider card at the Scrapbook Expo this year, I’ve been wanting to try to make a double slider card (with no special dies). And with the idea of a creating a celebratory, doubly bountiful Thanksgiving card, I went for it using the Katzelkraft Dogs dressed in a Pilgrim bonnet and top hat from the Katzelkraft Pilgrim stamp set from Topflight Stamps (this is a guest designer project for them).

I first Copic colored the Husky and the Basset Hound as well as the Pilgrim bonnet and top hat with the following Copic colors:
Basset Hound: Tongue: R35 and R39; White: W0 and W1; Dark areas: W5 and W7; Brown areas: E23 and E25; Eyes YR24 and E23; Nose: C8
Husky: White: W0 and W1; Black: W5 and W7; Tongue: R22 and R24; Inner Ear: R30; Eyes: G24, G94 and G46 with Signo Uniball White Gel Pen and Sakura Black Glaze Pen
Pilgrim Bonnet: C00, C0, C1, C2 and C3
Pilgrim Top Hat: N3, N4, N5, N7, Y38, and B99
Then I fussy cut them and inked the edges with a Momento Tuxedo Black Marker.

Then I prepped the various panels to create the double slider card structure as follows:

  • Front Panel, Slider Mechanism Panel and Back Panel: 4.25″ x 5.25″
  • Slider Mechanism Panel (positioned horizontally) is then prepped using an X-Acto blade to cut vertical slits 0.25″ away from either side, and 0.75″ away from the top and bottom
  • Left Slider Panel is cut 3.25″ x 4 5/8″
  • Right Slider Panel is cut 3.25″ x 5 1/8″
  • Then a strip of heavy duty plastic is cut to 2.5″ x 11″, this is looped through the slits of the Slider Mechanism Panel and secured with strong double sided tape like Scor-Tape
Before I assembled the slider card together, I decorated each visible panel. The front panel was cut from black cardstock and layered with kraft corrugated cardstock, then a lemon yellow cardstock and lastly embellished with a circular wreath from the Autumn-themed Jolee’s Boutique stickers. The corners of the plain yellow cardstock were further decorated with Pixie Press metal flourish corners (I love mixing circles with rectangles and the ornate with the simple like this). At this point the card looks very traditional, but wait….
I decorated the left and right slider panels to create simple scenes by blending on a light, cloudy sky using a handmade scallop-edge mask and Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass. The essence of a ground was made with more blending using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. Then I put the right facing Basset Hound with the bonnet on the left panel and the left facing Husky with the top hat on the right panel (putting the dogs together with their new head wear required a bit of crafty “surgery” — see it in the video). To complete the scenes and add a sentiment, I printed from my computer two speech bubbles. The Basset Hound says, “HAPPY,” and the Husky says, “THANKSGIVING.”
The assembly at this point is easy. The right panel is adhered to the plastic loop on the left most side of the loop on top of the slider mechanism panel. The left panel, facing forward, is adhered on the back of the slider mechanism panel on the right most side of the loop from the back. Then for some clearance, I added double sided foam adhesive to the top and bottom of the slider mechanism panel to pop up the decorated front panel over top. I repeated this on the back of the slider mechanism panel before adding the plain back panel (where I’ll write my message to the card recipient).
CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING PICTURE to watch a process tutorial video of crafting this double slider Thanksgiving card:
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