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Fri 04

Interactive Sailing Card
by Trina Pham


Happy Fri-YAY everyone.  I have a summer interactive double slider card to share today.  I have not made one of these in years and after seeing Ali’s card on IG, I thought the Marina Sailboats would be fun to use for my card.  She even has a video, so it may be easier to understand after watching it.

I started by die cutting three rectangle panels from Bristol paper using the second largest Rectangle Basics die.  Trimmed two of them so they all can be layered in the end to create one scene.  Ink blended with blender brushes and distress inks (DI) Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar, Peacock Feathers, Salvaged Patina, Brushed Corduroy and Antique Linen to create the sky, water and sandy beach.  Splattered with water and blot with a paper towel to give them texture.  Additional splatters was done with Vintage Photo DI for the sand.


Next, I created the double slider mechanism from thick white cardstock measuring approximately 2”x3.5”.  Used one of the rectangle dies to die cut the notch on each end where the plastic will fit in.  Attached a pull tab at one end on the plastic next.


I forgot to take a picture, but I used medium weight acetate strips to attach the sailboats to the plastic slider.  To make them move in opposite direction, the left one was adhered on the left front and the other one on the back right side.  The sliding mechanism was adhered onto the largest panel like so.  


To not impede the sliding action, glue was added only to the four outer prongs.  Furthermore, foam tape was used to pop the second panel up.  A channel was cut from it to pop the left sailboat through and allow it to move across.


Stamped the sentiment from Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout with Brushed Corduroy DI to the third sandy panel before adding it directly onto the second panel.   While the ink was still wet, smudged it to give it a sandy look... it looked better in my head. 😂


Mounted the whole piece to a white card base, then added waves to the water with a white gel pen and a few birds with a black marker to finish.  


I have a video showing it in action, but had trouble uploading it here.  Once I post it on IG, I will update this post with a link to it.  In the meantime, here’s a collage of it in different positions.


Update: as promised, you can view the card in action HERE.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful weekend.





thank you for the tutorial. I like your card

Cute card Trina, the sail boats work perfectly with the slider card :)

Such a fun card. Thanks for sharing the how to.

I usually don't make an interactive card, cuz I usually don't have time but , I might make this one, cuz it looks less complicated and I'm always looking for a design of beach/ocean scene since I live by the beach. Thank you for the inspiration and instruction! <3

Such a beautiful interactive card, Trina. Thank you for showing me the steps in creating this card. A very interesting lesson.
Your card took me to my childhood and summer trips. It was a nice trip :-)

Thanks for sharing all the process! How cute and peaceful card! And so fun too!

Beautiful and so cute!! A fun interactive card!!

Oh my, Trina...you are so clever and creative...Love your sliding sailboats, sponged sand, ocean and sky:-) Loved your splatters for your sand too. TFS your sweet card and the video. Love and Hugs...Nancy

What a fun and beautiful interactive card, Trina!

This is so creative and well done! It must have been an amazing amount of work. It's a fabulous card!

Thank you for the step by steps on your fabulous card. Wonderful blending of the colours and one unique and creative interactive card Trina x.

This is an amazing way to showcase these dies! Wow!

This is awesome, Trina! I have never seen a double slider. Perfect with your sweet sailboats enjoying a beautiful, summer day!

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