Thursday, August 27, 2009

Slide Slider Card

This is my final card using the Hanging Out stamp set by Clear Dollar Stamps. I had this idea that wouldn't it be cool to have a card that just kept on going? Don't we all feel frustrated with the amount of laundry we do daily and weekly? No matter how much we do there is always more. That was the feeling I was trying to get across in this card. I got the idea to make a slider card inside a slider card after seeing a birthday card invitation my BIL's girlfriend showed me. There isn't a tutorial (that I am aware of) so, after looking at the pictures she sent me, I winged it. I am calling it a slide slider card for a lack of a better definition.
I paper pierced most of the clothes. When I got tired of cutting itty bitty clothes out I resorted to markers and just colored the images in.
I used my computer to type the sentiment (although "Hang in there" is part of the stamp set) so that both ends with words would match in typing. The third panel is the wording I added.
I sponged the sky, added a sun and some ribbon. I love, love this card. I hope you enjoy it and make one yourself!!

Here is the second panel pulled out. Notice the care I took to make sure my designer paper lined up and my clothes line lined up!! UGH! Look at all of that laundry!

The final panel pulled out. Doesn't it feel like that sometimes??? You will see there is a mix match of socks. I did that on purpose because some socks just seem to go to heaven and we never find the mate. Peggysue, I made the purple ones on the right hand side with you in mind. They remind me of some of the sock yarn we use.

Stamps: Hanging Out by Clear Dollar Stamps
CS and Paper: Various scraps of patterened paper, green galore, garden green and white
ink: Stazon black, bashful blue
markers: ballet blue, pretty in pink, black, orange, elegant eggplant, mellow moss, yoyo yellow, blue
accessories and embellishments: scalloped punch, circle punch, ribbon, tag punch, computer/printer
coloring medium: markers
special technique: slide slider card, paper piercing, sponging

Well, my followers, with this card I have completed my stay as guest designer with Clear Dollar Stamps. I enjoyed the ride and wish all of you who are competing this month the best of luck. I found this month fun and challenging and if you win I hope you find it the same.
Don't lose heart, I will continue to stamp and post. But maybe, just maybe, some more knitting might find its way back to my blog posts.

Ta Da!


  1. Karen, you are so good with design and slider cards...something I still have not been able to accomplish! I like the idea of this and the design and mismatched socks...we can all relate to that! What a great card, you should be happy!

  2. That is quite an elaborate card! What a great technique to use for this stamp, you did a fine job. We have quite a pile of mismatched socks, so that was just the right touch.

  3. This is adorable, Karen. Cute, cute, the card! And the laundry...well, I have some here, too!

  4. Oh my Oh my Oh my! I cannot believe how totally adorable this is! Wow, so much work went into it and I JUST LOVE how it extends out like that! What fantastic details too!

  5. That is so adorable! I love it! I love the paper piecing!

  6. How did I miss this? What an awesome card. Really neat and great coloring!! I think you've been rooting around in my laundry baskets too. Mismatched socks is about all we have!