Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A Hard Job!

Hey, Anni here!
I can tell you being on the Create a Smile Design Team is a really hard job at the moment. There are going on BIG things backstage and it is so hard to keep the secret. The May release is extra special and so A W E S O M E ! Have you already joined the event on Facebook? You'll better do because you don't wanna miss the release party!
Christine worked very hard to make it real and to fulfil all your crafter's dreams! I would LOVE to tell you about all the fantastic things to come! But I have to keep the secret although it is very very hard... Did I move your pity? :)
And because I don't like suffering all alone I have some hints for you on today's card.

I used the colors and two products of the extra special May release. And it is an interactive card again. When you pull the paper flap behind the boat it looks like that.

The sentiment means "Take a break!"

You can find a tutorial for this slider card here.

  • For the soft blending on the bottom use VERY light pressure and add just a LITTLE bit of color.
  • I didn't have a Copic marker that matches my patterned paper so I used colors from different groups for the sail of the boat. The second photo shows the colors more realistic. Just try it out until you are happy with the results.
  • This technique for an interactive card is more complicated than the ones I showed you before (here and here) but I think it is so much fun. And if you don't have the patience Papertrey Ink has a die for this kind of card.

Don't forget to like Create a Smile on Facebook and join the release party!


Hi peeps, short little edit by me (Christine) - I made a Silhouette cutting file for pop up slider cards some time ago (and shared it with a sample on my personal blog) - so I thought I would link to the file to make it easier for everyone who has a Silhouette :)

(Click on the image to get to the download)


  1. Gorgeous! I LOVE that color combination. Super fun design and just a beautiful card ♥

  2. Ha, I can't wait! I want the kit, I want the kit :sings: Great card, Anni!

  3. Fabulous card!!!! Thanks for inspiration!1

  4. Creative card! Thank you for sharing the file. Now I just need time to create!

  5. Such an awesome card! Love the interactive idea behind it. Thanks so much for linking to the .studio file, Christine. I saw your download when you posted it last year but absolutely forgot about it. Now I've downloaded the file at once.

  6. Such a cute card...love the images and sentiment!

  7. Such a cute card...love the images and sentiment!

  8. This pop-up slider card is super cute and fun! I'd love to try to make one of these sometime! Thanks for the tutorials and files!