Happy Birthday Interactive Pull Tab Card (Video)

Hi everyone, today I have an interactive card to share with you using the Birthday Bus stamp set from Avery Elle. I picked this up in a recent haul and really wanted to do a pull tab slider card that reveals a sentiment, which is what I'm going to do today.

To begin my card I first stamped my images and coloured them in using Copic Markers then used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. Next up I took out my Kuretake Gansai watercolours and a ruler and painted rainbow stripes onto my background. They are far from perfect, but I just wanted some bright pops of colour, so it worked well for what I wanted and you don't really notice that they're not perfect once everything is adhered. I did two layers of watercolour also, so it pops more.

Once my background was done I dried it with my heat tool and moved on to the interactive part of my card. I pulled he Blueprints 31 dies from MFT out of my stash and used the skinny rectangle die to cut it out of my panel. I used the partial die cutting technique to cut my rectangle die smaller than intended since I wanted it to only be a certain size. I voted to use this die also, because my sentiment would fit inside.

Once the rectangle was cut I placed my panel over the top of my card base and traced the inside of the rectangle, so I knew where to stamp my sentiment on my card base. I then took the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment from the same stamp set and stamped it with some black ink inside the traced rectangle.

Now it was time to make my card interactive. I first added foam tape to the back of my panel, making sure to leave the right side free of adhesive so I could add a strip to pull in and out later on. I also made sure I left a large enough gap where the opening was for the sentiment, so the strip could be wide enough also. Once all my foam tape was adhered to the back, I measured how much space I had for a strip and it was around 3/4", so I cut an additonal strip to 3/4" wide and 5 1/2" long. I then adhered two slider element pieces from MFT to the left hand side of the strip so I could adhered my bus image to it. 

Once I knew my strip would fit and it would all work well I adhered my panel to my card base, making sure the sentiment would fit and be readable through the rectangle piece and adhered down the panel into place.

I then slipped in my strip from the right hand side and removed the adhesive off the slider discs and adhered my bus onto it, making sure my bus didn't cover the end of the strip so I could still read the sentiment when pulled along. I added some foam tape behind my bus image, leaving the backers on so the image would lay flat. 

I then added some smoke details to the start of the rectangle piece to look like smoke coming from the exhaust and then added my cake, presents and balloons on top of the bus with adhesive and foam tape with the backers on so it wouldn't bend or anything like that either. For a finishing touch I added some Wink of Stella onto my images and the card was complete. 

The video is linked down below. 

I hope you enjoyed my card today. I love interactive cards they're always super fun to create. 

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back soon with more videos!

- Eloise

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