What's An Invisible Slider Card? Read to Find Out!

Hello clever crafty friends! Interactive cards are one of my favorite styles. The new Sheep Set has many different characters and I couldn't resist making a slider card with it. I used the sign, present and balloon images from the Art Impressions Holiday Mansion Birthday Set #5097 to set this animal party scene as well.

Below is the card in the resting position. There is a "herd" of four sheep and a lamb. Clearly these sheep are partying down! Don't you just love their expressions. The one with the crown and red shoes just makes me laugh. She really thinks she's all that doesn't she?

Next is the card with the interactive tab pulled. Now we see the sweet lamb completely and an "unbaa-lievable" sentiment below. I love that this has a little surprise message that you never know is there until the tab is pulled. 

Notice also that there is no slider slot to be seen. This style is called the invisible slider card. There is  a slider slot involved but it's behind the dark green grass panel where you can't see it working There is a simple slider mechanism that comes up behind the dark green panel and folds down. It is attached to the middle sheep but it's hidden behind him. This gives the illusion that the moving sheep are floating across the card when the tab is pulled. 

Other than a slider slot die, I made the tab and mechanism without special dies. Some companies sell a set to make this style but really it's several simple pieces you can make yourself. Even the slider slot is fairly simple to make using a craft knife and a ruler. I used to do that until I knew I wanted to make slider cards regularly.  

I chose to use a stitched hillside die and a spikey hillside grass die from Lawn Fawn. I also used their Cloudy stencil to create the blue cloud background. The stitched clouds are from CottageCutz. 

There is a complete tutorial showing how to make an invisible slider card using the new Sheep Set on my channel. I invite you to stop by and see how I put this together.

The new Sheep Set has so much personality and so many punny sentiments, you really need to check it out at the store. It's super fun and guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone's faces. It's also pretty easy to color these sheep. I used three different COPIC blends for them so they would stand out from each other but you could easily use the same blend if you wanted.
Cool Gray Blend: C1, C3, C5, Colorless Blender
Warm Gray Blend: W1, W3, W5, Colorless Blender
Bluish Gray Blend: B60, BV31, BV23

Thanks for spending a few minutes of your Saturday here with me. Enjoy your weekend!

Happy Creating!


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  1. Fantastic card- love the fun images and the slider! A brilliant make.
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

  2. Fabulous coloring on your herd of sheep, Janet. The lamb's face looks like she's saying "unbaa-lievable. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.