13 August 2008

Secret Message Slider Card



A card for A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge and the challenge is to make a secret message card. I've been wanting to try this style of card for a while as I don't usually make cards that require any kind of construction! My card has a lot more bling on it than usual which hides a multitude of errors and if I make another I'll probably do a couple of things differently. I've learned from this not to use Bazzil Bling for anything that needs folding as the surface splits and not to do afterthought stamping, hence the patterned paper border and flowers to hide the joins! You can find a tutorial on SCS, Hidden Message Slider Card.

I used a perfectly sized, Hangler image, kindly donated by my friend Sandra and coloured her with prismacolor pencils. I added some glossy glaze over the heart and mounted it with dimension tape. The sentiments are from a Hero Arts mini set and were stamped in Versafine black ink. Added the flowers, gems and some scraps of ribbon as a pull for the sliding element to finish. I won't explain how the card is made up as it's a bit long-winded but I think it's a clever idea. TFL.

Back soon,
Chris

22 comments:

Dawn said...

Wowee perfect slider card and love the wee stamp there! I love this - off to look at the tutorial - Thanks for sharing...

Dawn

Bubbles said...

Fabulous card, love how the message is revealed, the image is so cute! Thanks for joining in.
Joanne x

Rach said...

oh what a fantastic slider card, your little image is perfect. Thanks for the link. hugs rachxx

darcy48 said...

This is a very unusual card and love the colours you have used love Arlinex

Kim Piggott said...

Chris this is wonderful! I love your image and I think your card looks perfect, love all the detail. I have been racking my brain to think of a secret message this is so cool.Thanks for the tips I would never have known about the bling.
kim x

Bev said...

Now this really is clever Chris, I love how you have secreted the message away - brilliant. Fabulous card too, love it!

Ila said...

This is just Adorable and Fabulous!! I love how you made this slider card and all the bling. Thanks for the tips on using bling CS..I have some but haven't used it yet...Hugs, Ila

paylin said...

This is a lovely card, those colour are great and l love your stamp for the layout .
Well just to drop by to say ~~ Hello ~~ and takecare and have a great day
Regards.
x

mueppi said...

Wunderschöne Karte mit süsses Stempel!!
Hugs Gisela

debby4000 said...

Absolutely stunning slider card, fantastic work.

cats whiskers said...

Wow what a geat slider card going to have to check that tutorial, thanks for the link, love your colour combo again
Hugs jacqui x

Lorraine Robertson said...

Cool card !!!

Lorraine xxx

Debbie said...

Fab card Chris such a great Idea.Thanks for playing along this week,
Hugs Debbie x

Lyn said...

love it, such a cute image

tina46 said...

great idea for the challenger !!!!!! sweet image and message :-)
hugs tina

Trina said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!! I love that you made a slider card. I would never have thought of that! Your image is adorable, the papers and flowers you used look great! Thanks for joining our challenge!

Kim said...

This is really pretty. I love it. Kimx

Rach said...

Congratulations Chris, you won the prize...whooohooo.
Hugs rachxx

Sammee said...

Gorgeous card, love everything about it, have saved the tutorial to my favs as I am gonna have to make one of these!!
Well done on winning the challenge.
Sam x

Renata van Miltenburg said...
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Renata van Miltenburg said...

I try again...

Congratulations Chris, you're a treu winner with this fabulous card! Love it.

XOXO Renata

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