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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Window Slider featuring Spellbinders’ Silent Night Make A Scene

Hello everyone! I have an interactive card featuring Spellbinders’ Make A Scene Card Base and the new ‘add-on’ SILENT NIGHT MAKE A SCENE. The Make A Scene collection has other ‘add-ons’ making this base set very versatile. The resulting 5” by 7” card has incredible dimension and when the sliders are closed, it magically folds perfectly flat ready for the mail! Now how awesome is that!!!

I began ink blending four half sheets of Bristol Smooth card stock with Distress Oxide inks; Old Paper, Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans. I also used these inks in addition to Seedless Preserves and Rustic Wilderness to ink blend some smaller pieces that would be used to die cut the elements from.

Using the Make A Scene Card Base die set, the slider window was constructed. A number of dies and a holder piece were used in conjunction with the sliding panel die. Two pieces were cut using this slider panel die and two guide rectangles. The large rectangle die was used to cut two panels. One of the panels was transformed into a frame by die cutting it with the small rectangle. The pull edges of the sliding panels are die cut with the word PULL and the half circle cut outs were die cut from the frame. All of the panels were spattered with watered down, white gouache paint. Please view the tutorial for precise instructions on both the die cutting and the assembly of the interactive base.

The scene was assembled using the Silent Night Make A Scene die set. I began by cutting the snowy hillside brackets. The elements were cut from the small ink blended pieces of Bristol Smooth. All of the die cuts were distressed with Distress Oxide Black Soot. Strips of yellow card stock were adhered to the backs of the buildings. When the scenes are created on the snowy hillsides, it is important to keep the maximum height less than the slot openings. I layered some of the elements. To allow the panel to feed through the slots smoothly, I ran them through the die cutting machine to flatten them. The frame of the card is a continuation of the sliding window scene with the addition of a row of buildings, a silhouette of Santa and his reindeer and the sentiment curved to fit the banner die cut. The card was accented with 3 snowflake die cuts.


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