Mendi’s Technique of the Week: Slider Cards
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Hello there! It?s Mendi here today with a favorite technique of mine—slider cards! All you need to create the slider panel is some cardstock, two pennies, some foam tape or craft foam and an image to ?slide.?

I couldn?t find quite the right design for the slider card I had in mind in my Silhouette library so I created my own cutting file which I am sharing with you today. Click here to download the studio file or the svg file. This design can be used with the slider along the top or flipped and used along the bottom depending on the little scene you are creating.

Step 1: Use the Silhouette file to cut the A2-size panel (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches) with the slider channel from white heavyweight cardstock. You don?t want to use cardstock that is too lightweight since it will need to stand up to the constant sliding and weight of the pennies. My card panel was cut from plain white cardstock so I chose to ink it using distress ink and a foam applicator to give it the look of a soft blue sky.

Step 2: Using a strong adhesive, adhere a penny to the back of the image that you would like to slide. Note: It is important to select an image that is large enough to hide the penny. Add foam tape or a foam dot that is a bit smaller than the thickness of the channel and which has been rounded on the edges to help with the rolling. I just clipped each corner with my scissors before adhering it to the center of my penny.

Step 3: Flip your card panel over with the rolling image placed in the channel and add a second penny to the back side of the panel. The foam tape should be sandwiched in between and be able to freely roll along the channel.

Step 4: Add foam dots or craft foam to the back of the card panel, keeping a small clearance space around the channel to account for the penny width. Adding this dimensional layer not only helps the penny roll smoothly, but allows for the thickness of the foam tape that was placed between the two pennies.

Step 5: Finish embellishing the front of your panel as desired and then adhere it to a card base. I chose to add clouds and a sentiment on a pennant strip with some simple twine tied around it. Here?s one last peek of my card after my airplane has glided to the other side.

I hope I have inspired you to pull out some pennies and make some fun slider cards of your own. We love seeing your cards so make sure to post your finished creations to the CardMaker Facebook page.


Supplies used: Solar white cardstock from Neenah Paper Inc.; Flying By and Bon Voyage stamp sets from Lawn Fawn; Memento tuxedo black ink pad from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko; Distress ink pads (barn door, tumbled glass) from Ranger Industries Inc.; Copic® markers (C1, C3, C5, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29) from Imagination International Inc.; Signo gel pen from uni-ball; baker’s twine and 2mm Peel & Stick Foam from Darice Inc.; electronic cutting machine from Silhouette America Inc.; 3-in-1 craft glue from Beacon Adhesives Inc.

9 Responses to Mendi’s Technique of the Week: Slider Cards

  1. Jo says:

    This is the cutest little airplane! I love the bright color red against the soft blue in the sky…. really great tutorial and photos to go along. I love interactive cards as it gives that extra something to the recipient when they open the card up! Lovely card!

  2. Karen Page says:

    Totally cute! Will have to try this, for sure!!! Thanks so much for the free cut file too!

  3. so cute, I need to try this for my great nephews card, thanks for sharing

  4. Carla Hundley says:

    Thanks so much for
    the cut file and
    the card is so cute!
    Carla from Utah

  5. Mendi is super amazing and this card is WONDERFUL – love how generous she is to share the cut file and she just does everything with such perfection and precision – Love it!!!

  6. This is so cute Mendi!! LOVE the technique 🙂

  7. Cute! I can’t wait to use this technique!

  8. Lindi says:

    This is so adorable 💜 I have not seen a slider card before… Thankyou for sharing😊

  9. Jeanette says:

    Thank you for sharing the idea and your file. Your card is adorable!

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