Sunday, September 16, 2018

Thanksgiving Double Slider Card ft. Katzelkraft Dogs

Hi Topflight fans! Kristina CraftyPaws here today sharing how to make a double slider card (with no special dies) for double the fun with Katzelkraft Dogs dressed in a Pilgrim bonnet and top hat from the Katzelkraft Pilgrim stamp set

I first Copic colored the Husky and the Basset Hound as well as the Pilgrim bonnet and top hat. Then I fussy cut them and set them aside. 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 cut with top to bottom 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 everything is assembled together, I had fun decorating. The front panel was cut from black cardstock and layered with kraft corrugated cardstock and then a lemon yellow cardstock and then embellished with 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 the ornate with the simple like this).

The left and right slider panels were decorated 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 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. 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 before it goes through the slit. The left panel, facing forward, is adhered on the back of the slider mechanism panel on the plastic loop on the right most side of the loop. Then for some clearance I added double sided foam adhesive to the top and bottom of the slider mechanism panel before adding 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).

It was so much fun to craft this doggy bountiful double slider card. Thanks for joining me today! If you're interested in more product details or in watching a process tutorial video of creating this card, please check out my blog post HERE.

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