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Why Slider Cards Are Easier Than You Think

Fancy taking your cardmaking to the next level? Meet your new technique to try… slider cards. There’s a host of interactive shapes and sizes to experiment with, but if you’re a little puzzled on how to get started, be sure to consult our cardmaking cheats, step-by-step and tried and trusted gizmos to slide into your craft stash right now… see what we did there?                 

Why Slider Cards Are Easier Than You Think

What is a slider card?

An up-and-coming trend in the world of crafts, slider cards refer to the latest buzzword amongst crafters, ‘kinetic’. This simply means ‘movement’, so any design with an element of motion can be classed as a kinetic card. They may look tricky to make but with our quick hacks, you’ll become a whizz (quite literally) in no time! Why not try the technique out for yourself with our simple slider dinosaur card?

Quick tip…
Why not include a hidden sentiment for your recipient to reveal?

How to…

Step one

Download and print the templates from papercraftermagazine.co.uk, then colour them in with marker pens

Step 2

Cut out the car, then glue a penny onto the reverse. Once dry, add another penny on top of the first one using a small piece of foam tape

Step 3

Trim the section from the street scene with a sharp craft knife, then cut to fit a 10cm x 15cm top-folding blank

Step 4

Fix the scene to the blank with 3D foam pads. Carefully pop the car into the slot, making sure that it can slide smoothly back and forth

Quick tip…
Kinetic greetings are heavier than usual, so ensure you use a thicker cardstock for the base

Trusted toolkit…

My Favorite Things Spin and Slide discs, £1.95, sevenhillscrafts.co.uk

Penny Slider card die, £39.99, crafting.co.uk

Ek Success Powder tool applicator, visit lawnfawn.comfor stockists

Quick tip…
Avoid placing the double-sided tape too close to the slider aperture as this would make it tricky for the tab to slide

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