Magic Slider Card

Do you like magic tricks? If so, you are in luck as this week I have a fun card idea to share that is going to blow your mind! It’s a little magic slider card and I have two different ways you can use it in your card making.

Choosing a Stamp Set

First let’s talk about how to choose a stamp set for this magic slider card. These cards feature the Turtle Friends stamp set from Stampin’ Up! However, the card design will work with a variety of different stamp sets. The key to creating this card is to choose a stamp set that has an image which requires coloring. Outline images work the best.

The image on the front of the card will simply be black and white. But when you pull out that slider section, the image will magically transform to a colorful image! If you choose a stamp image with too much detail, you will end up with a less colorful image when you pull out the slider section. Wondering why? Well, next we will talk about how the magic slider card works.

Creating the Magic Slider

The magic slider card involves the perfect alignment of your stamped images on a window sheet and a piece of white cardstock. And there are two ways you can accomplish this. First, you can use a stamp positioning tool like the Stamparatus from Stampin’ Up! Simply position your images on a 3-1/2 x 5-1/4 piece of white cardstock, add them to the acrylic plate, ink them up with black Stazon ink and stamp them. Remove the white cardstock and replace it with a 3-1/2 x 5-1/4 inch window sheet, ink up the images again with black Stazon ink and stamp them on the window sheet. Color in the images on the white cardstock. Now overlay the images on the window sheet with the images on the white cardstock.

If you do not have a stamp positioning tool, such as a Stamparatus, you can still stamp and overlay your images perfectly. Add all of the images you want to use to an acrylic block. Stamp the images on the 3-1/2 x 5-1/4 inch piece of white cardstock first and then add color. Then cut a larger piece of a window sheet and stamp the images. Now overlay the window sheet onto the white cardstock with the colored images and align them. Once you have them aligned you can easily trim off the excess window sheet.

Assembling the Card

Now that you have the window sheet and white cardstock stamped, we can talk about how the magic happens. The basic concept of this slider card is to pull out the window sheet and the colored cardstock pieces at the same time. Inside the slider card, these pieces are separated by a blank piece of white cardstock. So, on the surface, you see the black image on the window sheet. As you pull the images out of the slider card, the images on the window sheet perfectly overlay onto the colorful images on the white cardstock.

This gives the illusion that the images are being colored as you pulled it out of the slider card. It’s so cool! I recommend watching the video to see the assembly of the magic slider card in action! And you can easily create this magic slider in landscape or portrait style. The measurements are the same, just the positioning of the stamped images are different.

Tutorial & Supplies

For a complete list of supplies and all the step-by-step instructions for creating these cards, feel free to download the printable tutorial. Keep in mind you can really use this card design with any supplies you have on hand.

I hope you enjoyed the magic slider card idea. For more fun interactive card ideas, check out my latest post on the 3D pop-up cards HERE. Have a fun and creative day my friends. ~ Lynn

4 thoughts on “Magic Slider Card”

  1. I love this! Can you tell me what is the scalloped die or punch you used at the end? Thanks so much!

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