Elephantastic pop out slider card

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am tickled pink to be doing a guest design post for Heffy Doodle Stamps!  Please do check out my post here.

Today I have a fun interactive card that both slides and wobbles using the Elephant of Surprise stamp set and the Happy Snappy Crocs set.

Starting with a piece of white cardstock, cut to 4.25" x 5.5", I stamped a *box stamp, 2 balloons, and a *bow as my base with Memento Black Tuxedo ink.  (Note:  Affiliate links used for items marked with an *)

On a separate piece of cardstock I stamped the elephant, the flag, a balloon and the word "boo" on the flag to create a composite image from the Elephant of Surprise set.  After coloring it with Copic markers, I used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut it out and set it aside.

On a separate piece of cardstock I stamped the box stamp and cut it out the same way described above.  I used a background stamp (exact one used is no longer available from My Favorite Things) to add a dotted pattern using Versamark and white embossing powder.  I then colored on the separate die cut box with a yellow Copic marker and set it aside.  As you can see I cut away the part of the box at the top (the same part I colored in brown on the background)

I stamped random "swirls" with a small stamp from my stash in different bright colors to make the background even more festive and added the sentiment "Elephant of Surprise" at the top right hand corner.

As shown below, I used a die to cut a slider channel using the smallest die from the Lawn Fawn Die set* as shown above.  I colored the "inside" of the box with a medium brown marker (the part that would still be visible when I added the die cut box on top.)

I tried an experiment with the slider - I used a small *action wobbler in the channel since it has a wide base and top and it seemed to work fine although it doesn't slide quite as easily.

I added two layers of foam tape on the card front to leave space for the slider to move once adhered to a standard A2 sized card base.

Next I glued the elephant piece to the wobbler (which was already placed into the channel) and last added the box "front" with a double layer of foam tape.  Next I removed the strips from the *foam tape and adhered to an A2 sized card base.

I also decorated the inside of the card with the small cake stamp from the Elephant of Surprise set and Happy Birthday sentiment from the Happy Snappy Crocs stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a peek at this card.  I would love to know what you think and look forward to seeing your comments!

Happy crafting,


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