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Hidden Message Slider Card by Sheila Weaver

If you have any problems with this project and are a member of the Joanna Sheen forum, please contact me, Sheila W. via YUKU mail. If you are not a member, please come and join us and message me.


3 x A4 sheets White Card - Approx 250-280gsm.
1 x A4 sheet 120-140gsm paper for decoupage.
1 x A4 sheet cream thin card for shells - Approx 200gsm.
Sticky stuff - I used Double Sided Tape, Pinflair Glue Gel and Foam Tape.
Versamark Stamp Pad.
Clear Embossing Powder.
JS Faye Whittaker Collection CD Set.


Step One

Using CD 1 Faye Whittaker collection, print out the following:-

One decoupage sheet, using 120-140gms paper.

Largest frame, using 250-280gsm card.

One A5 Landscape orientation insert, using 250-280gsm card.

Shell embellishments, using 200gsm cream thin card. I captured the middle and smallest size shells and multi-copied them on the card.

It explains on the CD how to capture a single image and import it into a word processing or graphics programme. It also explains how to use the interactive facility for writing sentiments on inserts and sentiment boxes.

If your printer will not print on thick card, use 160gsm card and stick to thicker card.


Step Two

To create the slider, measure, mark and cut the insert as shown.


Step Three

Once the slider is cut, measure from A to B.


Step Four

Landscape orientation, cut a piece of card 27.7cms x 21cms. Score down the centre score line.

Centre and cut a slit down the centre score line, the same length as the slider A to B measurements.


Step Five

Open the card out flat and attach foam tape to the top, side and bottom of the left half of the card.

If your foam tape is wider than 1.8cms you may need to adjust the size of your slider, to fit the completed card in a C5 envelope.


Step Six

Trim the top and bottom tabs of the slider so they fit inside the foam tape. Thread the slider through the centre slit. The slider should run easily in and out of slit in the spin of the card.

If the tabs stick to the edge of the foam tape, rub a small amount of talcum powder along the edge.

When the slider runs smoothly remove the backing on the foam tape and close the card.


Step Seven

Cut out the largest frame leaving a small white square in the bottom right-hand corner if you are adding sea-shells.

Cut out the decoupage and trim the base image at the top so it will fit inside the frame.


Step Eight

Cut out the shells. I used the smallest images to decorate the card, and the middle sized image for the back of the card.

Using a scoreboard and following the lines on the shell, score between the blue lines, stopping at the top of the arc at the bottom of the shell. I used a 2mm embossing tool to score.

Shape the shell using your fingers and a shaper tool.

Press the shell into a Versamark pad.

Hold the bottom edge of the shell using a pair of reverse tweezers, and cover the shell with clear embossing powder. Emboss using a heat gun. Repeat two or three times until the shell is glazed.

The shaper tool and reverse tweezers are in the Punch Bunch Papercraft Tool Kit.


Step Nine

Attach the decoupage to the front of the card.

Curve the frame and fix on top of the decoupage.

Arrange the shells and attach to the bottom right-hand corner of the card.

I used Pinflair Glue Gel to attach all of these elements.


Step Ten

To create the up stand, cut a square of card 12cms x 12cms. Score as illustrated and cut away the green lines.

Apply double sided tape to the reverse of the up stand and fix to the back of the card.

Decorate the up stand with a shell.

The side slider will open to reveal your hidden message.

This card will fit in a C5 envelope.

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