Saturday 11 January 2020

Bee Slide Surprise

        A new challenge at Not Just Cards means a mechanical card made using John Next Door's new slide card die set. All my basic card pieces were cut and decorated before any assembly started.
     The die has two main pieces that make the front and the insert, the back is made using part of another front panel. John has a video on YouTube showing just how to put this card together.
      There is a little piece of flat metal in the set, this is your aperture positioning guide, it makes sure you can get the three windows required in the right place. For me it worked well in making sure the window was correctly placed from the tab end, but being a fussy guts I wanted my window in the middle of the card height wise, so I made my own tiny adjustment.
     This adjustment meant that when I cut the inside window I had to place one of the cut outs back in the hole, tape it down, then place the die over it and cut with it in place. If you use the guide as John recommends you won't need to do it this way.
     The picture inside was made up with some of John's flower stamps and a bee stamp from stash, coloured with watercolour pencils as alcohol markers would have shown through to the back.
     The decoration was done with Distress Ink Scattered Straw and a hexagon stencil.
     I stamped and coloured one set of flowers, then cut them out and worked them with a ball tool to give them shape. Each flower is two sets of petals stuck together, I have also used a few rose leaves to add foliage.
     The middle of each flower has some black Flowersoft stuck in it to add texture, plus it's a good way to use up what's been sitting in my stash for years.
     These were all stuck on with a good strong PVA so they won't fall off as the card gets moved back and forth.
     The sentiment on the slide was stamped in brown ink as black looked a little too harsh, and the gold embossed bee on acetate was stuck in between the top layers of the card using redline tape. I also found the mechanism worked much better if I stuck these two pieces of card together right up to the fold of the sliding part.

Materials List    Available from your local craft shop
JND099 Slide Card die set
JND150 Loving Sentiments stamp set
JNDGD010 Gerbera Flowers die plate
JND5001 Gerbera Daisy  stamp set
JND120 Rose Leaves die set
Distress Inks
Stix2 3D PVA Glue
Gold Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Heat Resistant Acetate

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - T is for Try Something Different
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Colour Throwdown - Brown, Yellow & Green


  1. What a wonderful interactive design. Love the blooms and the bee!

  2. What a great slider card. The flowers are gorgeous!

  3. I think this is amazing, Rocky! Thank you for sharing the process! Your card is incredible!! Hugs, Darnell CTD GD

  4. Fab slider card, thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge for our ‘Try Something Different’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

  5. Love this beautiful slider card! Thanks so much for joining us at CTD this week!

  6. WOW!! You did a wonderful job on this complex card!! AMAZING!! And I loved all the detail in your blog post!! Thanks for playing along at the Southern Girls Challenge!


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