Friday, April 29, 2016

Under the Sea Collection - Penny Slider Cards with Tya

Hello everyone- It's Tya and I up on the blog today wrapping up our Under the Sea product focus. I just adore this line- the mermaids are the absolute cutest and the little sea creatures are so fun!

 For my project I decided to do these really fun Penny Slider cards that I made using my Silhouette Cameo. I have always wanted to try these and they were really easy to put together! If you haven't seen these before, they use 2 pennies as a sliding mechanism that makes whatever icon you put on the mechanism slide and turn. It's really a fun technique that I thought would be fun with the sea creatures to make it look like they are swimming :)

 The files I used can be found here:
A2 Lori Whitlock Penny Slider Card
Lori Whitlock Circle Penny Slider Card
And here is a YouTube Tutorial on how to put them together:
Slider Cards

A couple of tips on putting these together -
I used small round mounting circles to hold the pennies together. If you use square ones the shapes wont be able to spin.
Because I used stickers from the Icon Sticker sheet, I don't want them to stay sticky, otherwise they may stick to the card and not slide and spin well. So first I add my pop dot - Leave the back paper on the pop dot. Then I sprinkle a little baby powder on the back of the sticker and brush the excess off with a small paintbrush.You can then take the adhesive off the pop dot and add it to the card.
Here are the cards:

The first one features this darling mermaid swimming along the ocean floor. The sentiment is from the This and That sticker sheet and I tied some Lilac Chunky Twine to the top of the card to finish it off.

To make the ocean floor, I fussy cut some light tan cardstock and layered them along the bottom adding some pop dots in between for dimension. I then added some stickers from the Icon Sticker Sheet, some Sweet Seashells Mini Doodlepops, and some Under the Sea Shape Sprinkles to make the scene. 

Next up is the Circle card. I just loved the cute little turtle so much! She takes center stage on this card. I used the same products as above to make this card.

Aren't these so fun? I can see these as a birthday card or baby shower card. Kids will just love the interactive feature of these cards. Hopefully I have inspired you to try a couple out! Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!


  1. These cards are brilliant Tya!!! Love the little crab peeking out of the sand... So cute!!!

  2. These cards are super fun! I have yet to try making a slider card so I am grateful for the wonderful tips. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Wow wow everything about this project is beautifully done ... Love the vibrant colours! You've inspired me to make a slider card - never thought of the coins :-)

  4. These are so much fun Tya! Can't get enough of this darling collection! :)

  5. Beautiful cards! I have to try to make one of these.

  6. Adorable Tya!!! and great tips for these super cute cards!


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