Trust me, this version of a slider card is really easy, thanks to this idea of Alice Golden! For this card I started by printing a hot air balloon digi image (you can grab it at the end of this post) on water color paper.


I watercolored the image (the image was printed with a laser printer, that’s why it did not smear). Watercoloring is something that I’m still trying to learn, but I’m fairly happy with how I colored this one. Next, I fussy cut the image then reinforced the back with chipboard to make it stiff. I did not use a staple because it made the balloon list on one side too much when it went on the curved part of the banner,  so this is what I did:


Note that for the foam tape dots, I did not remove the waxy paper on the side that touches the card front – these were just added to make the hot air balloon stable while sliding. The banner was made from 2 layers of cardstock for durability, it was also curved (just for added interest, LOL), but it can also be made from ribbon and/or made simply straight.


Adhere the banner with foam tape dots onto the card front – and there you go, an easy-peasy slider card! I made this card for several DTGD challenges over at SplitcoastStampers (today is the last day, and I can share more details tomorrow!) and also for Featured Stamper Katie Sims (simply fantastic gallery!). This is the card that  inspired the card above – I chose the same cheerful colors (except for pink since this card is for a boy), and  also kept the curve.

Here is the digi of the hot air balloon, enjoy (click on the image to make it larger, then right-click to save on your computer)! I made this digi after going to the Balloon Festival in Tigard, Oregon last June – it was such a thrill seeing so many hot air balloons launch! For the project above, I printed this image with a width of 2″.


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April 6th, 2016 at 7:46 pm

Truly enlightening look ahead to coming back again.|


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