Friday, April 6, 2018


Hello crafty friends! I'm here to introduce My Favorite Things third new feature named TECHNIQUES AND TUTORIALS. This is an opportunity for the participating design team members to create projects and share detailed step by step instructions of our projects. Another great feature, don't you think? 

Today, I'm showing how to make a fun pull slider card using the Toad-ally Awesome stamp set and coordinating Toad-ally Awesome Die-namics.

To begin, stamp the images from Toad-ally Awesome, Splendid Swans and a tiny fish from Otterly Love You and color them with Copic markers. After, cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Die-cut the Sour Apple cardstock with an embossed lily pad from Toad-ally Awesome Die-namics. Ink the outer edges to give dimension.

For the front panel, trim Bristol paper to 4" x 5 1/4". Then, trim scrap paper to 4" x 2", draw a wavy line in the middle and cut on the line. It'll be used as masks with removable tape to create the water and sky. 

Mask the bottom of the panel and blend the sky using the colors below going from light to dark.

Now, use the other mask to cover the lower part of the sky to blend colors for the water.

When I removed the mask, I felt like this scene needed some bushes behind the water. So I trimmed scrap paper again and created a mask using a die from Stitched Cloud Edges to ink the bushes. 

Spritz the sky with water to add texture, making sure to keep the bushes and water covered. Once it dries, die-cut the panel with the short slider channel that's included in the Toad-ally Awesome Die-namics.

Make a slider with white cardstock that measures 5 1/2" long and 1" wide. On the back of the panel, build a wall for the slider using foam mounting tape as shown. Make sure to add a thin strip of foam tape to create a stopper for the bottom as well. 

In front of the slider stamp the word "Pull" using the Interactive Labels stamp set.

Mount the panel to a top folding A2 card base. 

Add green ink to the slider if you don't want the channel to be white. Add one to two layers of round foam tape behind the toad to attach him to the slider. Insert the slider into the card all the way down and attach the Toad to the inserted panel. Now when you move the slider up and down it'll make the toad move up and down as well. So fun!!

Emboss the sentiment in gold and use a sentiment strip to die-cut it. 
To finish, adhere the sentiment and the images as shown. You can use white gel pen to add some ripples in the water. 

I hope you enjoyed my picture tutorial and I have inspired you to create your own pull slider card!

Visit today's post at MFT blog for more Techniques and Tutorials from the participating design team members.

Thank you for visiting me today! I hope you have an awesome day!!


  1. Amy you certainly make cardmakibg look so easy. Im no where near experienced enough to even try anything like this even with your superb instructions 😃.
    Is there any easy way to follow your blog Amy? Do you do videos of your gorgeous work? (Can't remember if I've already asked you this 😗) xxx

  2. Super cute card. The ink blending is awesome! Thanks for the step by step instructions.

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