Football Slider Birthday Card

Football Slider Birthday Card


In a recent post, I shared an interactive card that I had made for my husband for our anniversary.   The card had an element that slid from left to right when the card was opened.  (HERE is a tutorial on how I made it.)  This type of card can be made with a variety of sliding elements, and here is another sample I created with an image of a football player.

Football Player GIF

For this one, I created a cut out window on the front.  When the card is closed, you can see a portion of the inside scene.  I made the border/frame kind of wide so there is room inside to put a sentiment and signature panel that does not show through the window when the card is closed.  A piece of acetate covers the opening.


The football player was a google clipart image that I traced and cut with my Silhouette.  I needed him to “run” to the right so I flipped the image which I thought was quite clever until I realized that the numbers on his jersey flipped also and were backwards.  Of course I didn’t notice this until the card was done and I was ready to post!

flipped image with numbers

I needed to go back and doctor the original image with my Silhouette software to remove the numbers, create a new die cut, and layer it over the old one.  Ugh!!!  Note to self… avoid images with letters and numbers when using mirror images.

The football field was also a google image.  There were many field choices; I chose one that put my player close to his end zone.

The printed paper on the front is from a digital scrapbook kit called, “Touchdown Football” by JssScrapBoutique which I purchased on Etsy.  I imported the football pattern into my Silhouette software and “filled” in the frame I created.  I added the black border and had the machine cut it out.  (The kit contains a frame with this pattern, but it is square, and I needed a rectangle to fit on my card front.)

The greeting and inside sentiment were stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and were both from custom stamps I had made at   I’ve had stamps made there before, but this time, I realized that you don’t need to order individual stamps for each greeting or short sentiment.  You can put several greetings/sentiments (as different lines of text) on the same stamp and cut them apart when they arrive.  A big money saver!

Thanks for checking out my card project!

4 thoughts on “Football Slider Birthday Card

  1. Wow! This is super amazing! What a fun card to receive I am sure. Any football fan would love it. That is a cute football player image too.


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