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. 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.
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!
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 rubberstamps.net 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!