I think we need a little Christmas!

Is it ever too early for Christmas? I know right now with COVID-19 and quarantines, it can get a little depressing and things seem bleak. But Christmas always brings a smile to our faces and some joy in our hearts!

My style is mainly dark and vintage but for my Artful Academy DT tutorial, this Double Penny Slider Card is more colorful and bright! And I'm not generally a card person so I'm really out of my element with style and finished product! But I couldn't resist these Victorian Christmas printables for a slider card. The elements were really perfect for a fun and festive card!


Victorian Christmas Artful Academy Printable 
Craft Consortium paper: The Gypsy Gypsy Collection 
Ranger Archival Ink: Black 
Corner Punch 
49th and Market Flowers 
Foam Mounting Squares 
Matte Gel 
Two Pennies 

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Select a piece of paper from the pad and cut a 7.5" x 7.5" piece and fold in half. 

2. Cut a another piece that's 5" x 3" for the slider piece from the remaining paper. If you're not using double-sided paper, then cut a piece from paper that's a coordinating/contrasting color. Punch the corners for a decorative edge.

3. Rather than going into individual instructions, I've marked my piece below so you can see what I did. Basically, your slit is ¾" from the bottom and ½" in from each side. The part that's cut out is ⅖" high from the bottom edge to the top, which is right at the size of my foam square on my penny which you'll see below. Go around the edges with ink. 

4. Print and cut your angel out after measuring how big you want it on your card. Go around the edges with ink. Then stick a foam square on the back, remove the backing, add your penny, then put another foam square on the penny - DO NOT REMOVE THE BACKING! This will help it slide. 

5. Turn your slider piece over and put your penny angel into the slot as pictured. The penny edges overlap the slot edges to keep it from falling out. Add more foam squares, using the penny edges as a guide so you don't put them too close to the slot. Otherwise, your penny will get jammed and won't slide! 

6. Flip the slider piece over, remove the foam square backs, and place it on the front of your card. You're ready to embellish! 

7. I know I said it's a Double Penny Slider - I did the same process for the inside using the Santa Sleigh and added Santa faces! 

Contrasting paper for the slider makes the card pop more and breaks up the main pattern used for the card. Just touch your finger on the angel (and sleigh inside) and move it back and forth! 

I used a plain piece of card stock for a strip I added to break up the pattern on the slider piece and Santa's sleigh. 

Have a look around the store to get your own copy of these lovely Victorian Christmas images or something else!

I'm entering this at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!

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