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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A Flower Shop Sliding Bar Technique Birthday Card

Today I'm going to share with you a fun tutorial I found on You Tube.  It's a fun and easy technique.

The trick to this technique is getting enough Dimensionals in two straight lines on the back.  If you don't get enough, especially to the left side, the bar will drop down and not look so pretty. 

Oh and cut the extruding bit on the right to match the shape of the Dimensional.  You don't need that excess piece there so trim it as close to the Dimensional as possible.  That will reassure you that none of that part of the bar will show when it's slid to the left.

Pick some nice decorative paper and decorate it as much as you wish.  This card needs a lot of finesse on the bottom half. But what's done is done and I'm not adding anything to it right now. I just wanted to try this technique and I did.  And I like it!!

You can find the You Tube video here for your step by step instructions.  It's a well done video and I am sure you will be able to follow along too.  3-24-16:  Oops, I forgot to add the link before I posted.  Sorry.  You can find the instructions here.

I will give you my measurements here in case you wish to change them. I don't remember if I followed them exactly as in the video but here they are anyway.  The front panel consists of a piece of decorative paper backed with a piece of Whisper White card stock.  It needs to be firm, that is why the 2 layers.  A single layer of card stock would do the trick too, but decorative paper is just too thin. I cut it 3-3/4" x 5"

I used a 1" circle punch.  I did draw lines on the back side and cut them. Those pencil marks are not visible!

The strip is 4-1/2" x 1".  Again it's got a card stock backing.

This was fun to make and I can see myself making more!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Charlene H. said...

Love the card and would like to give this a try. I don't think your link to the youtube video is there.