Saturday, December 31, 2016

Interactive Anniversary Card

This is a card that I made recently for friends who were celebrating their 50th anniversary.  Kathy and I were talking about another anniversary card that I was working on and she said, "You should make it so the prince and princess move towards each other."  I decided then and there what to make for her anniversary card!  The prince and princess come from an MFT stamp set called Magical Dragons and I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  It was a little tricky because they are both facing the same way and I needed them to face each other.  I stamped the prince onto waxed paper and then pressed the waxed paper onto white card stock and got a pretty clear reversed image.  I colored him with Copics and then used a fine black permanent marker to make the outline more solid. I stamped his sword onto mirror card stock and glued it on to give him a little shine.  Next I colored the princess.  I added some shine to her dress with a glimmer pen and added a jewel to her crown.  The castle is from a retired Stampin' Up Set called Dreams and Dragons.  It is my favorite castle!!  I checked and it's available on EBay!

The fun thing about this card is that the prince and princess can move closer and closer together until they are standing side by side!  I have to give my friend credit for the idea, but I adore it!  I started by stamping and coloring the castle, grass, rocks and little flowers.  Next I cut a slot using a ruler and Exacto knife.  MFT has some dies that would make this step a lot easier.  I didn't have them then, but I have them now!  They are called Surf & Turf Die-namics.  They also have little Slider Elements to use on the back of shapes that allow them to move easily on the card.  I did have these and I used them!   

Once the slot was finished, I placed the prince where I wanted him, flipped the card over and glued a slider element onto him within the slot opening.  I did the same for the princess.  Then I put a lot of foam tape around the outer edges and along the slot of the piece and stuck it onto the base card.  Last of all I glued the piece that I'd removed for the slot back into place to make the castle look whole.  

It is really fun to play with this card and to move the prince and princess toward and away from each other!  I finished the card off with some clouds from MFT and the greeting which comes from a set of stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink called Swoosh Stamp Set.

I will definitely be making more interactive slider cards!  They are really easy and fun!!

Thanks for visiting! Happy New Year!!


  1. Happy New Year Janet!
    This is fantastic! Really appeals to my inner child. The cute prince and princess with their little added details like the gemstones, shiny sword and sparkly dress are just lovely. That castle is wonderful, I can see why you love it so much. Such a fun card. Your friend may have had the idea but you brought it to life brilliantly! Debra x

  2. Hi Janet. Thank you so much for the lovely comments you've left for me. I thought you were a follower on Google Friend but if not I've just added a follow by email box on my blog. I would love to see you visit me there. Have a wonderful week. Debra x