Magic Slider Card (Color Slider) – Simon Says Stamp


– [Kristina] Hi
everyone, Kristina here. Today I’m going to be
showing you how to create a magic slider card
or a color slider card using the magic slider
dies from Simon Says Stamp. The first thing you need
to do is cut a few of those dies apart, you can leave
some of them together and I’ll show you which
ones need to stay together. I then cut, it’s actual
pocket that creates the slider mechanism and
this is 10 inches long by 4 1/4 tall and then I
scored it at five inches. Eventually, I will cut
this down, but for now, this is the size that
I’m working with. So I’ve scored that
and folded it over so it has a nice crease
and now I’m going to take the rectangle die, there’s
another die that looks sort of like this, but it
has a rounded end on it, you don’t want the
rounded end at this point, you just want the
rectangular die. And you’re going to
place that on your pocket and run that through
your die-cutting machine to create the window,
and this is the window where all of our
stamping is going to be and it also needs some acetate
with it so I’m going to use the cut-out from that die
as a guide to just cut out some acetate that’s slightly
larger than the window. And it doesn’t have to
be a precise measurement, just a little bit
bigger than the window. And then I’m taking those
remaining dies and I’m cutting those using some Neenah
Solar White Cardstock and I’m using the
110-pound version, I find that the slightly
thicker cardstock works great for
these slider cards. So now I’m gonna do
a bunch of stamping and the first thing
you’re going to do is place your pocket
mechanism into your misty tool or a stamp-positioning
tool, you don’t have to have a stamp-positioning tool,
but it definitely makes this part of the slider
mechanism easier. So I put it in and taped it
down so that I can fold it up and fold it down and stamp
on the inside of the pocket and on the front, and I
wanna make sure that the fold is where I want the
slider piece to come out because I’m going to use
the fold as a stopper so that I can’t pull
the slider mechanism all the way out on its own. So I placed some stamps
here, the little bunny is from Simon Says Stamp’s
Cuddly Critter stamp set and then the balloon is from
the Cuddly Critters accessories and I actually trimmed that
balloon stamp so it was a little bit shorter so it would
fit inside the window. If I ever need to stamp
that balloon again, I can always mount
them together. So I’m gonna flip
this pocket open and I’m going to stamp the
inside of the pocket first. This is the area that
will be in full color so I’m stamping that in a
VersaFine onyx black ink, which is a waterproof ink. Going to be doing some
watercoloring on top so I wanted to use
a waterproof ink. And then I also used
Bristol paper for this, a Strathmore Bristol paper,
because the coloring medium I’m going to use is some
Zig Clean Color markers. So I protected the inside
of that pocket with a large post-it note, and then I
taped that pocket closed so that I can stamp on
the front of the pocket. This is just going to
stamp some of those areas that are hanging outside the
window so the bunny’s feet and then also the side
of that heart balloon. And that’s just
going to further, I just think it looks really
cool to have a little bit of the design going off
the edges of the window. So I’ll take that
window piece out and now I’m going to
stamp the acetate. And this has to be
stamped very precisely because you want
it to be seamless as you do the coloring
and put it all together. So I’ve placed the acetate
over that bunny and balloon and then I’m cleaning off the
stamp, I’m gonna change inks here because VersaFine
ink is a pigment ink and so it won’t ever really
dry on top of acetate. Instead I’m going to switch
to StazOn jet black ink and this is a really sticky ink so you wanna make sure to
tape down that acetate or use some post-it tape to tape
it down and hold it in place because as I swing this
over and stamp the bunny and the heart balloon,
when I pull up, it’s going to want to pull up
that sheet of acetate with it, it’s gonna be really sticky
and so you wanna tape it down. Just in case you need
to stamp it again. But in my case, it was pretty
okay, I just had one little spot that, on the
string on the balloon, that wasn’t complete, so I’m
gonna place that over the top of my little bunny area and
I’m gonna tape it down again and then I’m going to take
a fine-tipped Sharpie marker which will write on
the slick surface of the acetate and
I’m just going to draw in the bottom portion
of that balloon. Instead of having to
re-stamp that over again and possibly not having
it stamp correctly, I’ve decided to just
use that marker. So I’ve closed the pocket
and I’m tracing a pencil along the inside of that window, and then I’m taking
my slider mechanism, this is the die cut piece
that has the rounded end and I’m using that as a
guide to get the measurements for how big I want this
opening to be on my fold. So I’ve made two little
tick marks with a pencil and then I’m cutting
a little opening for that slider
to go in and out. And you want it to be
just the right size, you don’t want it to be
any bigger than that slider and you also don’t want
it to be any smaller ’cause if it’s smaller, the
slider won’t come out at all so you kinda wanna just be
really patient with yourself, cut a little bit at a time until you get the
perfect measurement. So you want it to
slide in just like this and have it move freely, you
don’t want it to have any catches on it or make it so
it doesn’t run through smooth. So now I’m gonna take a little
bit of some tape adhesive, this is X-press It tape,
and I’ve put adhesive on the very end of that
slider piece, you’re gonna use the straight end piece,
you’re gonna glue down one of the smaller strips
that were die cut earlier. There are two of these strips
that are the same size, one of them goes on
the back of the slider and the other one’s going to
go on the inside of the pocket so I’ve got the slider
covering up the bunny area and then I’m adhering
one of the longer tracks along the side, you
want it to leave a gap between the slider and the track and then just use the size
of the stopper as a guide and then you can put the
smaller stopper on the one end and then pull that
all the way through and then all you have
to do is match up where the stopper on the slider
is and where the end of that track is on the other side
and you can adhere that down, so it creates sort
of like a U shape that nestles around
the stamped area. This is gonna make
more sense once we have everything put
together, but basically, you’re creating a track
system that keeps that slider in place as it moves
in and out of the card. So I’m going to erase
the pencil lines and then I’m gonna move on
to painting my scene here and I’ve sped up the
video process quite a bit. The medium I’m using today
is Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and I’m also using
a Pentel Aquash brush and I love using these markers
on top of Bristol paper, this is Strathmore
Bristol paper. I’ve tried using these
markers on other papers and it just doesn’t
work as well. I really struggle to get
the colors to blend out and really move, but there’s
something about this Bristol paper, I think there’s a
little bit of a coating on it that really helps the color
sit on the top of the surface a little bit longer
than other papers. So it gives you
the time you need to really blend
out those colors. So if you have ever
had any frustration with even like distress
markers or watercolor pencils, things like that, different
watercolor mediums that don’t wanna really spread,
try them on Bristol paper because it might
be the difference that makes you
love those mediums. So I’m bringing in a
darker blue on the bottom and then a lighter blue at the
top, just trying to make sure I have quite a bit of
color showing through. And then I’m gonna add
some grey at the bottom, beneath the bunny as a shadow. And this is going to give
me a nice full color area. The next thing I’m going to
do is I’m going to adhere the acetate down onto the
inside of that pocket front. So I’m placing the acetate
directly over my stamped area, you want it to line up
as perfectly as possible. I’m using two pieces
of post-it tape just to hold that in place,
and then I’ll swing that down and that’s going to stick
those adhesive strips that I’d placed on the
outside of that window, that’s going to
adhere them down. Then I can just pull out these
post-it areas and press down the acetate so everything
is adhered down completely. So this makes sure that the
image that’s on the window, on the acetate, matches
up with the stamped image on the inside of the pocket. So I’m gonna add
some more adhesive, I’m putting it on the
outer edges of the pocket as well as on all
of the track pieces and this is going to enclose
that entire slider area and make it so that that
slider goes in and out really easily and it
doesn’t go off the tracks. So I’m adding all that adhesive
around all of those edges and then I’m going to
remove the release paper on all of these and then don’t
forget to put your slider in ’cause that’s, you
can’t forget to do that ’cause that would ruin your card so remove all the release paper
and then put that slider in, you wanna make sure that
that stopper on the slider is not showing, so
have it go underneath and then you can
flip that pocket over and press down where
all that adhesive is and then you’ve built your
entire slider mechanism. You could definitely
leave it just like this, maybe fold the card
base and glue it top, but I decided to actually trim
this down so it was smaller and I’m going to do a
watercolor background for the rest of the card front. So I’m using that piece of
acetate that I used earlier that I cut a small corner
out of and I’m scribbling on, using my Zig Clean Color
Real Brush Markers, and some of the
colors that I used in the scene that I
have already painted. So I’m adding those
on, gonna add a little of that darker blue,
this is peacock blue, it’s one of my favorite colors. And then I’ll take
a spray bottle, this is a distress sprayer,
and I’ll just spray that over the top of
this scribbled area. Then I can pick up
that acetate sheet and flip it over very carefully. And then just smoosh that
down onto my card base. I’ve created a card base
over of some Bristol paper, it’s just so that the
white colors match and I am pressing that down
and getting all those colors to move around and I
wish it looked like that before I lifted the acetate
but when you lift the acetate, it moves the water
around a little bit and so you get some
really organic shapes. So just pounce that a little
bit, add in a few more areas of pouncing color, most
of this is actually going to be covered
up by that slider area but I really did love
how this turned out. So after I dried
that completely, I flicked on some water just
using the palm of my hand and then I used a paper towel
to pick up some of that color. These Zig Clean Color
Rail Brush Markers, the ink in them is
very reactive to water, so it’s very similar to
distress inks in that way, where you can put water on top
and then pick up the color. So I decided to add
a little bit of color to the slider mechanism,
so I just drew a line where that sticks out
the top and then I used a black marker, the same Zig
Clean Color Real Brush Markers and colored that in, and
after that was colored, I used a white jellyroll pen just to write the
word pull on top. This is going to make
sure that the person who receives this
card knows what to do in order to reveal
the colored area. So I put this on foam
adhesive just so it sticks up off the front of the card,
so it’s a little bit easier to pull that tab,
and glued that down, and then I took a
black Sharpie marker, the same one I used on
the balloon earlier, and put a stitched
line around the frame. So that is the magic slider
card or the color slider card. Super fun, I thought
this was a really fun way to have an interactive card. Thanks for watching, I
hope you guys enjoyed, and I will catch
you guys next time. (cheerful music)




Comments
  1. I have a very similar project on my page using the Art Impressions slider die and watercolor stamps! 🙂 Such a fun project.

  2. I'm always fascinated watching you make these cards. I haven't tried making one yet, but I want to. Takes a lot of supplies to get started, so it could be next year sometime when I finally get to indulge, although I'd love to try the Valentine's Day card. I've been wondering something about when you choose a card to send to someone. Do you use stamps on the inside, or do you handwrite what you want to say?

  3. Hi! Would you ever consider doing a "card failures" type of video? For example, showing cards that didn't go how you envisioned and what you learned/how you changed them or fixed them? I just got into the card making and struggle sometimes with what appears on paper not matching what I have in my head, and would love some insight from a pro!

  4. This is an awesome card Kristina. I have made these before but it has been a while. I have so much more to work with now, maybe its time to revisit this. Thanks for sharing such a fabulous card!

  5. Oh my gosh!!! What a darling card and I love how you cut the slider down to add to a card base. I'm always love your videos and watching you create the wonderful cards you make. Thanks for sharing your talents with us. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 🙂

  6. I just love this card. It was so undxpexted at first. Took me quite some time to figure out how it was done (before you revealed it in the video). Just great!!

  7. This is so funny to watch you do a magic card Kristina. They were big 20yrs ago, when I was stamping then. The only difference is that we did not have a die to use to make all the sections, we cut everything by hand, but even then, it was not that difficult to make. Thanks for sharing and it's great to see how everything revolves over the years and comes back around 20yrs later. Lol

  8. Hi! I extremedly love all your work! But I was wondering what is the song you always play at the end of your videos! I really want to know! thanks!

  9. I've been making cards to send to those in need of a pick-me-up for a few months now and am extremely interested in trying some of these techniques you use!! Do you have any recommendations for watercolor palettes, brush lettering pens, and tools a beginner would need? Thanks in advance!! I'm LOVING all of these videos!! (:

  10. OMG IVE BEEN LOOKING FOR YOUR CHANNEL FOR AGEEEESSS I used to watch Make a Card Monday or is it Make Your Card Monday I totally forgot sorry, but I used to watch those a lot back then! AND THEN SUDDENLY UR IN MY RECOMMENDED!! DEFINITELY SUBSCRIBING NOWW

  11. Super cute card! 🙂 Need to find some measurements to create this type of card! Don't have the dies…. Hugs from Sweden!

  12. i replicated the card and it worked like charm (and i do not even have the slider dies, it all works without them too 😉 ) BUT i was wondering, the stamped acetate produces shadows on my colored image. do you have this effect too and if not, how do i prevent it?? Thanks, and I do love your tutorials, Sabine

  13. Who the heck gives thumbs down? Why are you watching this video?
    I love watching you, Kristina. Even if I don't try the technique or project that you've demonstrated, I learn something new every time. Thank you!

  14. I just made this magic color slider using some of my square stacking dies. My first time, so it took a while, but it turned out wonderful, and I learned that it is not that difficult given a little patience and common sense. I'll be making another 20 for St. Patrick's Day. Thank you for sharing!

  15. You certainly do beautiful work! I am a new subscriber but can't afford all the supplies so I get many ideas from you and work with what I have. Really enjoy watching you.!

  16. Hi Kristina! thanks a lot for this card!! Just a question… I love zig coloring too, but I've tried on Neenah's solar white 110 lbs but it peels off and the only paper I found for watercoloring was just watercolor paper… Does the Bristol one work well for watercolors?

  17. What kind of pens are those…can u plz let me know….they are so good.
    Anyways the card is super cool and creative….I just loved it….💗💗💗💗😍😍😍😍

  18. Thank you so much. I was struggling with paper as I am new to markers. Mixed media is a heck of a lot easier than precise coloring. I love your work. You help me a lot!

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