Valentine’s Day is coming and a handmade card, reminiscent of folk art hearts and flowers, fancy chocolate boxes and old-fashioned lacy Valentines, maybe just the thing for your loved one.
Split-Slider: This split slider is based off Spellbinders Large Die of the Month for January 2021. The three mini easels were drawn and cut based off the three heart openings in the slimline die. (See previous split slider posts for more detailed directions.) The slider arm is horizontal rather than vertical as previous cards were. (Hint: Cut rectangular easels that will slide under the heart frames to eliminate a catchpoint for the easel.)
You can glue the easel panel to the back of the lacy panel as long as you don’t glue the easel tab area at the bottom of the heart frames.
Because the top lacy panel is adhered on three sides to the card base and needs to be raised, I used foam tape strips to raise the panel. (I like Stampin’ Up’s foam adhesive strips because they are precut and narrow enough to fit along the edge of the lacy panel.) Adhere the easel tabs to the slider arm before removing the backing paper of the foam tape.
You may have to help fold the easels into the fully opened position the first time to train them. Once satisfied with the slider/easels’ movement, remove panel backing tape paper and adhere to card base.
Decorating the Easels: Because I had cut the lacy panel three times (once from lightweight cardstock and twice from heavy weight cardstock), I had plenty of the heart cut outs. I used the lightweight hearts so form the easel base that was folded at the tip of the heart when adhered to the slider easel. The decorated heavy weight hearts are glued only at the rounded tops to the easel base hearts.
I used flowers and greenery left from other projects on the outer hearts and then I foiled the center heart with a coordinating foiling plate from the Spellbinders Glimmer Plate of the Month for January 2021.
Make sure you don’t glue anything that will impede the easels from moving.
Pull-Bar: The long pull bar or top edge of the slider arm is reinforced with a thick cardstock strip. Three holes were punched, and ribbon looped through for pulls. (If I were to make this card again, I would make the card base narrower so no ribbon pulls would be needed. See free template download under Materials Listed)
The foiled “Happy Valentine’s Day” sentiment is attached with foam squares. Nuvo Glitter Drops were added to the lacy panel.
When sending this card, I would enclose a slip of paper with directions on how to open. (See split-slider CRX Sheet download.)
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Split-Slider Slimline Series:
Day 3 – Triple Hearts
- Spellbinders – Glimmer Kit of the Month – January 2021 -GOM-JAN21
- Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Aura – GLF-027
- Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil System – GLS-001
- Reflections – 8.5×11 inch cardstock – Shades of Red
- Heavy White Cardstock 110# weight 8 ½ x 11 inches
- Scrap card from Stash
- Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
- Stampin’ Up – Foam Adhesive Strips
- Foam squares from my stash
- Nuvo Glitter Drops – Red Sunstone
- Shimmery organza ribbon from my stash
- Craft knife
- Metal ruler
- Scoring tool
© 2021 Sue Small-Kreider/Ully Cat Designs