Thanks for joining me today for my last Topflight Stamps guest designer post! Today’s card design came to me when I realized that the spotted Dachshund from the Katzelkraft Dogs Stamp Set looked like the sweet pup, Max, from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. I thought that with the sleigh from the Katzelkraft Sleigh Stamp Set and a pile of presents that I could make from the presents under the tree from the Katzelkraft Sleigh Stamp Set and the presents from the Katzelkraft Funny Accessories Stamp Set, I could create a fun interactive slider card.
I first Copic colored all the images with the following colors:
Max Dog: White: W0; Eyes: YR24, E23 and E25; Brown spots: E23, E25 and E29; Light brown face: E11, E13, E23
Faux antler: Y11 and Y19
Scarf/present: BG11, BG13, R35 and R39
Sleigh: Y19, R35, R37, and R39
Presents: G14, YG09, G09, Y19, Y38, R35, R37 and R39
Then I fussy cut out all the pieces I wanted to include in the slider assembly. Then with a bit of doodling for the faux reindeer antler and a little craft surgery to foreshorten Max’s body and keep his ears flapping freely in front of the sleigh edge, I put together Max riding in a sleigh filled with Christmas presents.
I wanted to keep the card background simple so as not to distract from the main puppy-sleigh focal point so I simply blended on some Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Broken China and then punched out some clouds using Fiskars X-Large and Large Cloud Punches. The slider mechanism was easy too. I used some Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside dies to create one long wavy snowy hillside on some heavy weight card stock. Because the slider assembly was so large, I wanted the sliding distance long enough to appreciate the interactive element so I made the card 4″ x 8.5″.
I used a metal ruler and an X-Acto blade to cut out a slider opening almost the full length of the hillside. I then attached small, but thick, foam dots to a scrap of heavy weight cardstock and lined it up so that the foam dots would come through the slider opening. Then I popped up the entire outside edges of the snowy hillside piece with thick foam dots (if you only have fun foam or thinner foam dots, you can double them up). Then I attached the doggy sleigh assembly to the small foam dots from the front of the slider opening.
As often happens to me, I forgot to stamp my sentiment onto the snowy hillside before putting the whole card together. Because now the hillside was too unevenly popped up to stamp on, I simply wrote out with a Distress Marker in Black Soot, “Here comes Santi-Paws!” in the lower left corner. The slider mechanism works perfectly, and I think the dog and Grinch-loving recipient will really enjoy this fun, interactive card.
Please CLICK on the following picture if you’d like to watch the process video of crafting this card:
Disclosure: Many of the supplies I’ve used for today’s project are linked. Some may be affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog!
This Doggy Christmas Slider Card is being entered into the following challenges:
Fab ‘n’ Funky All Creatures Great and Small Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge – WINNER
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Clean and Simple Challenge
Stamping Sensations I Spy with My Little Eye Something Beginning with B Challenge – Boxes, Bows and Blue skies
Pause Dream Enjoy Cards Challenge
The Corrosive Challenge Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Texture Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Celebrate It Challenge