Friday, June 17, 2016

JAI #316 Just add stripes

Hello there,
well this week at Just Add Ink, Patrice has challenged us to Just Add Stripes. My project turned out nothing like the ideas I originally had in my head - although funnily enough both projects used SU! Botantical Builder framelits. I changed directions as I realised I needed to make a birthday card and since it was for a good friend of my Mr8 I decided to make something fun and interactive - my first magic slider card. (I might add my Mr8 was utterly captivated). Here it is.

It's looking a little plain here - but wait.

The slider is half way and you can see the magic happening!

And with the slider all the way up.

And of course the inside.

It's another mix of old and new here (no BBB on my doorstep yet). But I pulled out Emerald Envy, which was the perfect colour for my dinosaur scene and combined that with Kraft. There are plenty of stripes - stripey background, stripey leaves, stripey banner - so I think I have that covered ;) The slider mechanism is created by having two identical scenes, one on the base layer that is coloured and one stamped on the top acetate layer. The white cardstock slider in the middle of these two is the piece that you pull up and makes the magic happen. You can find a tutorial for one here, it's little different from the way I constructed mine but you will get the same effect.

Stripes are such a wonderfully versatile element to use - do go check out the rest of the projects from the JAI DT and you will be wowed and inspired! Hope you can join us this week.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: No Bones About It, Botanical Blooms, Timeless Textures, Alphabet Rotary (R), Little Hot Rod (Papertry Ink) (the little clouds), Diagonal Stripes (My Favorite Things) 
Cardstock: Emerald Envy, Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Emerald Envy, Versamark, Soft Suede, Stazon Black, Crumb Cake, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Botanical Builder framelits, File Tab edgelits (R), Classic Rectangles nestabilities (Spellbinder), In Color 2016-18 DSP Stack, Go Wild DSP (R), White and Clear embossing powder, Tear and tape, Tombow multi, Staples, Brayer, Dimensionals


  1. Woohoo! So glad you used this set Kim, l've just invested and had been eyeing of this type of slider for awhile...I feel a case coming..:0)
    Absolutely love the colours and design and l have a mister 7 coming to play in the hols, so l'm sure he will be just as enthralled as Mr 8. xx

  2. This is an absolutely Wow card Kim! I'm sure you will have requests for more :-) I' don't have this set but the the magic slider is on my "to try" list and you've given so much inspiration here! I love your use of the leaves and vibrant colours for your scene and the file tab makes a fabulous pull tab top! Dinorriffic for sure!! xxx

  3. Utterly fabulous, Kim; I'm willing to bet this will be the birthday boy's favourite card this year! Great way to incorporate stripes, awesome colour combo, and such a fun interactive card, you clever thing.

  4. Totally neat card, Kim. I'm so in awe of your interactive cards, very very clever. Great variety of stripes and I love the vibrancy of the colours you've chosen. I bet you get a request for another magic slider from Master 8 when 9 is due! xxx


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