Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Easter Surprise

     After the last challenge at The Male Room I got carried away with making cards that move, my friend Val showed me how to make this one but you can find a You Tube video for it here.  I've also used the goregous Easter papers  and images from MHK Designs.

     I used a large DL card blank but scored either side of the spine to make it a wider fold, more like a book, so that all the mechanism needed to move the card would fit.
     The bottom of the card has an arch cut out using the bottom of the egg die, this is where the pull tab will sit.
     The bunny images were printed on card suitable for alcohol markers although there is very little colouring involved. Egg shaped dies were used to cut out the images after colouring and then the edges were coloured with a yellow Distress ink.

     When the internal movement cards were added to the ribbon slide mechanism it was important to line them up as they would be when the card is closed. I used some wide satin ribbon as that is what I had to hand, wide florist ribbon works just as well.
     The outside of the card blank is covered with Easter paper from MHK Designs, the pull tab also has some of this paper on it.
     Double sided foam tape is added to both sides of the inner frame around which the ribbon mechanism sits. This tape allows depth for the free movement of the slider so make sure it sits comfortably inside the card and moves freely before you stick it shut, how do I know this is important?....don't ask, let's just say we all learn by trial and error!

So this fortnights challenge at The Male Room is an Easter project for a man or boy, I do hope you'll join us with your creation.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania - Easter
Deep Ocean Challenges - Easter
Crafty Boots - Easter
Where The Heart Is - Easter
Great Impressions - Bunny Hop
Robyns Fetish - Easter Cards
Craftin' Desert Divas - Photo Inspiration


  1. Wow - Rocky, this is brilliant! I love the fact that the card moves too! Great papers and super image and sentiment. Love it. xxx

  2. What a super fun card! Love your design and paper. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

  3. Fabulous card, I love the way it moves. Lovely papers and sweet image. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  4. Great slider card. I love the image you have chosen and the papers are fab. Perfectly done. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  5. EEK--this is SO SO SO cute, Rocky! I adore this fun creation--totally perfect for the upcoming holiday! Thank you so much for joining us at Great Impressions! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  6. Awesome card! In my experience guys love cards that move and this is a real good one!
    Louise xx

  7. A great slider card. Thank you for sharing with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge. Marlene DT

  8. Fabulous slider card!
    Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
    Swissie DT


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