Friday, November 3, 2017

Shari Acuff Makes Happy Mail

The new Lori Sparkly Franklin stamp collection by RubberMoon is wonderful.  When I saw "Super Starling" riding the unicycle I instantly wanted to turn her into a slider card and add some google eyes! 
She is just so cute I can barely stand it.

Slider cards are really easy just hard to explain in words, hopefully the pictures will help if I’m not explaining it well enough. Before we get started, here's a supply list with everything you need to create this slider card: 

Supply List:
Black A2 card
White cardstock 4”x5 ¼” -2
Black Ink
Colored Pencils
Googly Eyes
Multi Medium Matte (Glue)
Foam Tape
Low tack tape
My Favorite Things – 
MFT-899 Surf & Turf (slider die)
Slider Elements

RubberMoon Art Stamps:

First I stamped the starling a couple times.  When coloring I like to stamp twice so I have one to test colors on.  I die cut the slider hole in the front of one piece of white cardstock. Using low tack tape, secure the slider hole in place on the backside.  Then stamp the background ground, flowers and cloud.  Color the background and Starling.  Glue on the Googly Eyes.

Once everything is colored, cut out the Starling, then reinforce the back of the unicycle with an extra skinny strip of cardstock. Glue the Slider Element to the back of the Starling in the middle of the stack of books. 

Now it’s time to put the card together. For the background remove the tape holding the slider hole in place and add glue to just the slider hole.  Holding it in place, center the background onto the black A2 card.  Lift the background back up leaving the slider strip in place.  Place the Starling right side down and lay the background right side down on top with the slider Element coming through the hole.  Add glue and attach a penny.  Add foam tape, double stacked, leaving enough room for the penny to slide freely.
Attach the background to the front of the card lining up the slider holes.

On the second white piece of cardstock I stamped a few more images from the Botanical Birdie set to put on the inside of the card.

Hope you like it.  Happy Stamping!  Send out some happy mail.
(The other night I was home alone and ordered a LOT of postage stamps. There are a lot of cute ones right now, including moons!)