Thursday, 10 September 2015

Triple slider card

Hello lovely people,

Here's some very exciting news (if you haven't already seen it on facebook!).....
I'm taking a career break from work for a whole year, starting now!

I have loads of plans but I'll fill you in another time because today is all about our new challenge at As You Like It and our theme this time is...

YOUR FAVOURITE DIE
...and don't forget to tell us why it's your favourite!

Our sponsor this time is the wonderful Bunny Zoe's Crafts


I love to try new fancy fold designs so today I am sharing my first triple slider design.

I saw instructions for this in a magazine and they seemed a little confusing when I first read them as there were very few pictures, but it turned out to be really easy :-)
I'm already planning a tutorial for this design to share with you another time!


And when you pull the little tab the smaller sections that are nested inside the bottom section pull out.


I chose to use my gorgeous new papers from Maja Design; all the pretty designs are great to mix and match and for die cutting co-ordinated flowers too!

I used my favourite die for a border detail; this die always seems to go with everything and was a bargain buy at a craft show...actually it's quite hard not to just use it on every single card I make!


I wanted to use the Happy Bears from LOTV as my Mum loves them and this was her birthday card...well, how could you not love this adorable little chap?!


The main limitation from a design point of view is that the top 2 sections have to be able to slide inside the next section down...so no 3D embellishments allowed!

I managed to get away with adding some teeny layered flowers and used liquid pearls for the centres as it's a little flatter than actual pearls but still looks so pretty.


Here's the little tab and flowers on the top section;



Card recipe;
DP: Summer crush - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Tags: Sentiment tags - LOTV and Family sentiment tags - LOTV
Dies: Circle stax - MFT Die-namics, Perfect petioles - Memory Box, Old Swedish lace - Magnolia Doohickeys
Pearl dots: Viva pearl pen (white)

Copic colours;
Bear: E40/41/42/43
Light teal: B52/BG72
Dark teal: BG72/75
Pink: R20/32/22
Leaves: G21/24
Ground: W00/0/1/2/3

I hope you will pop over to As You Like It and check out the fabulously creative projects from the rest of the team :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,


Challenges I am entering;
The Ribbon Girl (add flowers)

24 comments:

Jennifer Bradley said...

Stunning card Kat loved the design and such an adorable I'm age. Cannot wait to see your tutorial. Hugs Jennifer xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Kat. I love the sweet image, pretty papers and such a wonderful design.
hugs Sue xx

NGCARDS said...

This is gorgeous hun, super cute and I love the design :) xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very cute and such pretty colours. I love your slider card but it wouldn't work for selling at fairs as it would be hard to display without keep on pulling out the bits. Great to give to somebody though. X

Beryl said...

What a gorgeous car.xx

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous Kat... Not seen that style of card...
Love the LOTV image to...
Enjoy your year out x
Hugs Sylvie xx

thecraftycavalier said...

Stunning! Beautiful colouring and fabulous papers. Please can we have the tutorial soon. Please? I'll be good. Erm, good-ish ;-) Hope tha career break goes well - I wish for all good things for you :-) Hugs, Jayne

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love your fabulous slider card Kat, very cute, beautiful and unusual too. It's great to try something new now and again and this turned out great.
Lorraine

Sarah said...

This is delightful Kat, beautifully done, as usual!! Wishing you a fun year too, you'll never want to go back...believe me, I extended mine by "accidentally" coinciding a pregnancy!! xx

Lucy Woods said...

Wowzer this is fabbo!! Love the design and gorgeous colours and papers!
Lucy x

Marilyn said...

I'm already looking forward to your tutorial because this is cute, cute, cute! You always seem to have the prettiest papers too! Love this sweet little bear Kat and the texture in his fur looks so good. This is a great idea for a card... it's like opening up those egg dolls they make, where there's another inside the other.

Elaine Stark said...

A fabulous card, great colours and design. I look forward to your tutorial, I would love to make one like it. Elaine

jimlynn said...

Wow, wow, and more wow! Kat, this is amazing and so beautiful! I don't think I've ever even seen a triple slider card before either. Gorgeous!
Lynn

Zw@@n said...

Stunning card, Kat. Super cute images and beautifully coloured. Great slider card. Luv, Wilma

The Little Stamper said...

This is so clever Kat and absolutely beautiful too. You must have put such a lot of work in to it!

Sharon

Sue said...

Kat, this card is absolutely perfect in every way. I have just sat and looked in wonder at the pictures - your colouring is totally expert and I love the colours you have put together. The triple slider is total genius and Ii am more than a little bit in love with those teeny tiny flowers - all just beautiful...you really are FAB and your Mum will be thrilled for sure! (Can't wait to hear more about your exciting year ahead)!
Sue...xxx

Brenda said...

Hi Kat, I've never seen a triple slider, but it's so nice. Enjoy your year off, I'm sure you'll stay very busy. Hugs, Brenda

Chrissy said...

Lucky you having a year off..[ wish I could]..lol..fabulous triple slider Kat..what a great design and love the papers you used and the sweet little Bear..gorgeous.

luv CHRISSYxx

Judith said...

This is fabulous Kat - I love everything about it - image,papers,design and those cute teensy little flowers - my favourite card of the day : ) hugs judith x

Annette said...

Oh Kat, this is absolutely GORGEOUS. I wish I was your mum!!! I love it. It's so adorable. (did I mention I love it!!!).
Congrats too on your career break. Jealous of that too!
Hugs
Annette
xx

Lea Brawn said...

Beautiful card x

Linda Whitehead said...

As the extremely lucky recipient of this card I can confirm it is absolutely fabulous. It's a shame "Marianne" thought it would be difficult to display, as it stands up beautifully when extended. Mum

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie I am just loving your creation today, I hope you have a gorgeous day hugs Pops x x x

Samantha said...

I love your card I made one of these the same shape on a retailer day a few weeks ago! were you there?
tehehhee hugs me x