Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Trekking the "Winter Neighbourhood" (my first slider)

This sled slider was my very first slider card and how fun it was. These little guys go for a walk when you pull on the snowball. I lurrrrve those houses and that little snowman. The artist of all these images, Holly of Eat Cake Graphics fame, is my favourite stamp illustrator.

You all know too well how I adore the cling mounted indexed stamps from Paper Garden Projects madly ('cause I never shut up about their loverliness) but I exraspecially love the mounting for this Winter Neighbourhood stamp since it's a little over 6 inches wide & the registration makes for perfect placement whether you want the whole neighbourhood or just a coupla houses...


Stamps: Wyatt Builds a Snowman & Sarah Pulls Nicky and Otto & Winter Neighbourhood stamp

8.5”x11” sheet of Wedding White Cardstock
8.5”x11” sheet of Bazzill Icy Blue Cardstock
8.5”x11” sheets of Bazzill Bling Sugar Daddy cardstock

Holographic glitter

From your stash or Paper Garden Projects:
Tombow adhesive
Oh so Sticky tape
Black Versafine or other waterproof ink
Copic markers or other colouring medium (I've used Putty, ...

White & brown thread, paper piercer & needle


Cut cardstock pieces to measure:

1) Cut Icy Blue Cardstock to measure 10 1/2 x 6 2/8 inches & fold in half to make the main card.
2) Cut Bazzill Bling Sugar Daddy mat to measure 6x5 inches
3) Cut 2 Icy Blue Cardstock mats: #1 to measure 5 1/2 inches x 3 2/8" & #2 to measure 3/4" x 5 1/2 inches
4) Cut 3 pieces of pieces of Wedding White Cardstock: #1 for the houses 3 inches by 5 2/8 inches #2 for the snow at the bottom 5 2/8 inches x 1 inch (tear the top so that it is about 5/8 of an inch high.) #3 should be 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 to fit in behind all the bits of the slider.

Stamp the images & colour:

Stamp houses onto the 3 by 5 2/8 inches Wedding White Cardstock.

These are coloured with
Copic Markers in a two-toned monochromatic scheme with these blues & browns (Proof that you can have fun colouring with only a couplefew Copics!):

Frost Blue B00 , Nile Blue BG45, Warm Grey No 3, Putty YG-91, Clay E44 & a Colourless blender 000 (Those Copics are all on sale too!...In case you (or Santa) is in the market for some Copics.) ;O)

Stamp images (Wyatt Builds a Snowman & Sarah Pulls Nicky and Otto) with Versafine in a row on a piece of Wedding White Cardstock. (Emboss if desired) Cut around them leaving a footing of snow to attach to the slider.

& then build the card. Here's a video for how to make a slider card by Laura (this one is put together a little differently, but it's a great video that shows the dime & dimensionals.) :O)

And that's all. Sorry if this was a bit scattered. I am on day number i-dunno-know-what of the migraine that never ends. PURE Evil.

Thanks for checkin this out &
Happy Stampin' You Stamperific Peoples You!



Elena said...

Mel... I hope that your headache will go away... Really sorry you don't feel good...
Very cute card and fantastic idea! You are so much creative!

Ramona Michaluk said...

Hi Mel, I love this card - it's so cute and what a great idea for a slider card.Thanks for sharing. I really love your blog and your ideas.

Dawn said...

Oh, this is too stinkin cute!!!

hope today is better for you!

Unknown said...

VERY cute. Simply adorable! Great weork.TFS!

Anonymous said...

What a great card! Aren't sliders just SO much fun?? Must bring out the child in us. But I've had a blast with them. I can't wait to see the video at home (no sound at work) :-)
Wish we could sprinkle fairy dust and make that migraine vanish for you!!
Beth Greco

Anonymous said...

This is not a card, it's art. If it was my creation I'd be framing it. lol
I haven't tried slider cards yet, I really really need to!
Hope you're migraine vamooses soon!


Janine said...

FAbulous Mel!! Aren;t these fun to make!!!

wwilloww said...

Oh Mel I love your slider card!! I hope you believe imitation is the best form of flattery because I just went and ordered each stamp so I can make a card just like yours!!! Feel better soon!!!

Allison Rankin said...

Love these stamps! And you couldn't just do something simple (like I would!), could ya? Great work on the slider card...I think it has been at least a year since I did one!

Jane said...

Fab card, and instructions. To show my appreciation if you go to my blog there is an award waiting for you.

Jane :0)

Jessica Diedrich said...

Sorry you're not feeling well, girl...but your work def. isnt' suffering! Cute cute cute! I never get sick of that adorable little set..keep rocking it!

Barb said...

This is such a fabulous card! All of the detail, and the shimmer... just beautiful!

Lorraine said...

Adorable Mel as usual

Kim Etherington said...

I love this scene. It's such a cute slider card idea.

Michelle Pearson said...

Simply adorable Mel! I don't think I've ever seen such a LONG slider....but it's perfect with the sled...just love it!

Creations by Patti said...

Mel ------------ can I just say "YOU'RE THE BEST". Have yourself a great Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for your blog. I am constantly inspired by your creativity and sharing of information. What greater company of stampers could there be? Thank you so much for sharing all you do. Your first slider? How could that be? Hard to belive but you're first is SO WONDERFUL!!!!! My best.

Annapurna said...

How cute! I always wanted to make a slider card, but never got around to it. May be I should start on one and then I might finish by next year :-)

The thing that caught my eye is the way you colored the sky. Awesome. You are one card pumping machine these days, especially with these stamps.

Hope you are doing well.

Rhonda Kelly said...

Awesome job! Great card, coloring, and the slider is FAB!! I have never made one but they look so fun. Thanks for sharing.

Teri said...

Hi Mel! Love this awesome slider card! Your projects are just the bestest even with a migrane that just won't leave you! Hope you feel better real soon so you can enjoy the holidays!! Happy Thanksgiving!! xo, Teri P.S. love your picture!

C said...

OMGoodness! I just LUV this...I've made sliders but how awesome are those cuties pushing that snowball right off the card. My OCDness wouldn't have let me do that...

Heidi Kimmerly said...

Mel - this is totally awesome! What a fabulious card. You are right - the images are among the best I have seen! Fantastic card!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow this is just beautiful, I love it. So gorgeous. Kim

ikki said...

Hi Mel, I know you are a very busy lady and I think you may already have been nominated for this award, but I find your blog so inspiring that I wanted others to know and enjoy your work. So I have left an award for you on my blog. Thanks for all your work. Ikki

Anonymous said...

How adorable is this??? Love this slider!! I have yet to try one myself.

Unknown said...

What an adorable slider card - you have found so many amazing ways to use this adorable set!!
hugs, Jami

Elaine said...

This card is even better than my beloved Charlie Brown cartoons! Love the coloring and the action/movement!
Thanks for your message about the fires. We ARE safe and found out there's a rooftop sprinkler system on the house, but someone has to be there to activate it...won't work if you've been evacuated! LOL

AnnMarie said...

Love your slider card!

Savitri said...

This is awesome!!!! I love sliders and yours look so FANTASTIC!! LOVE it!!

Maria said...

Oooh! Such a cool slider card, Mel! I love how the boy is pushing the snowball! I love slider cards.. .they are so fun because they are interactive!!

Love your coloring with the Copics!!! The details of your card...perfect!!

Hope your migraine goes away soon!!


Shirley said...

Those kids are just so darn cute and the card is beautiful, like always, Mel!

Theresa Momber said...

This card is fantastic! Perfect images for a slider card. Absolutely gorgeous!