Monday, January 23, 2017

Magic Monster Card


I made my very first magic slider card and I'm so excited to share it with you!

I love these little monsters! I'll be honest, the first time I saw a magic slider card on social media, it took me a couple of minutes to wrap my brain around how it was made ☺ but it turns out it's pretty easy! (especially if you use a stamp tool like the MISTI)
I stamped my monster pattern exactly the same on two pieces of Neenah Cardstock in Memento ink, and once in the same place on a clear cardstock with Stazon ink. I die cut a window out of one of the cardstock stamped pieces. (we'll call that my top window layer) I lined up the clear cardstock (the window) and adhered it to the top window layer, making sure the monsters were perfectly lined up. I colored in my monster that I wanted to highlight on my bottom layer with copic markers. I made myself a slider piece, just a rectangle cardstock bigger than my window cut and then made a track for it with foam adhesive on the back of the window and top window layer. (I cut two little tabs that stick out on the bottom of the slider, to keep it from sliding all of the way out of the channel.)
I adhered the top window layer and window piece to the bottom with the foam adhesive, making sure the slider was in place first. I scored and folded a piece of Raspberry Fizz cardstock and cut the edge of it with the Scalloped rectangle die to cover the edge of my slider piece and adhered that down. I die cut another scalloped rectangle out of the Raspberry Fizz cardstock and stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink with white embossing powder. I finished everything off by adhering the front to a Raspberry fizz card base, adhering my sentiment to the front, and of course, adding googly eyes to my special little monster!
Lessons learned:
1. Don't put your window so close to the card edge! Make sure you leave plenty of room on the sides for your slider and foam adhesive!
2. Don't try and cut your slider piece down to leave the tabs at the bottom. Just cut a rectangle slider and adhere a little strip to the bottom to act as your tabs.
3. If fitting in a standard envelope is important to you, make sure you make your card smaller to accommodate the extra length of the slider!
Otherwise, I'm pretty happy with it and can't wait to try it again!

Operation meal prep was a pretty good success yesterday! (even though I didn't remember to get my extra crock pot out of the shed, forgot to take the meat out of the freezer until about 9:00AM, didn't have enough containers in the sizes I wanted, and Jeff ended up working all day so I had to do all of the cooking while entertaining and feeding the baby!) I made a super yummy Chicken stir fry with brown rice, a turkey chili, and a white bean and sausage soup. Today I'll make my other slow cooker recipe, a Chicken pesto pasta. and then no more cooking for the week!

Have a fantastic day!



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