Thursday, 6 April 2017

Happy Auntie Rachel Day feat. Darnell's Boo Boo Hop

April 6th will forever be designated Auntie Rachel Day. We had plans as it's the Easter Holidays right now to spend the day with my sister and go to IKEA for meatballs and a wander around for ideas (craft room mostly!). My little ones kept asking when we were seeing Auntie Rachel and I kept replying that Thursday was Rachel Day, and it rather blossomed from there!

Of course a celebration requires a card so I decided to try my hand at a magic slider for the occasion. I've made one before and decided I was confident enough to try again and with some 'improvements'. Read on and you will understand why I'm entering it into Darnell's April Fool's Day My Big Fat Card Boo Boo/NBUS #11 Challenge. It wasn't intended to be an entry for that - I had an NBUS I was going to enter instead, but this card just evolved into a bit of a Boo Boo and I decided it had to be photographed after the first fluff!

So it doesn't look too bad does it? But there are parts of it which tore my hair out. If you've never made one before, I'll spare you the details and suggest a quick look on You Tube. I watched Kristina Werner's video, although she used some dies you can buy from Simon Says Stamp.

I don't have any Staz-on ink so I used Versafine Onyx Black and heat embossed my image from Lawn Fawn with clear embossing powder onto some heat resistant acetate that I found in my stash and had hardly used.

So I was doing well, I had stamped onto acetate, stamped onto my Copic cardstock and coloured and done some paper piecing. I made an aperture to fold over my card stock and added the acetate piece to this. It was going a bit too well. I decided then to add a bit of dimension when I folded the card over the top of the coloured piece and cut thin strips of foam tape and added them to the sides and to the bottom.

I then made the cut at the top before I folded it over so I could add in my white card pull tab. I placed it into the cut at the top and checked that it slid easily in and out. Then I smartly thought I'd add some foam tape to the bottom of the pull tab to stop it pulling out at the top. Instead I added it on the FRONT so you could see it when you pulled it up. Cue some delicate peeling back the end and placing the tape on the back.

Neat, isnt it? And then I decided to check it moved smoothly. Here I have a video so you can really appreciate the squeak you get when I moves up and down....

And then I decided I didn't like the white surround, so I wanted to add some colour from a paper pad around it. Can you guess what is wrong with this picture?

Yes, that's going to cut, isn't it? So it was late now and I was getting cranky, but I fixed the problem, used my stencil and some distress inks on the front of a white A2 card base and I stopped there.

The following morning I decided I would just run with it, added Pull to the top of the tab, stuck it onto the card base and wondered where I would put the sentiment and realised I didn't have time to hand stamp individual letters and stick them at the side so went with the following:

The light in the garden this morning at 9am wasn't great, but you can see I stamped Happy (discontinued Clearly Besotted set) and wrote the rest by hand.

I have to say, she LOVED it and was really happy, so it was all worth it!

Here is a list of most of the supplies used on this card. I have signed up to affiliate links on some products. If you purchase any item after clicking on an affiliate link, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps in a small way to support the running of my blog and is very much appreciated, thank you! 

So I'm entering it into the following challenges, and I hope they all have a sense of humour :)


Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks 275 and 276 - The paperpiecing was done with snippets! 

So thank you all for making it this far and I hope you feel inspired to share your Boo Boos for the challenge - there are some really funny stories out there!


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I LOVE these magic slider cards, funny, I've never tried making one! This one made me smile! Just going to watch your video to see how it's done! Have a great evening! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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Nancy K said...

Such a cute magic slider card! Love it! So glad you joined us at Lawn Fawnatics!

Darnell said...

Oh, dear, my sides are hurting, Ruth!! At first, I'll be honest, I thought you were being a bit too picky, but as I read on with the saga of the Happy Auntie Rachel Day card and then HEARD the musical attributes that you achieved, I lost it! That squeaking is priceless! Mind you, I'm not going to give you too hard a time because I've never attempted anything like this and it looks HARD! So I give you props for even attempting it and then sticking with it to the end! It was definitely worth it! Rachel has a very unique card in her hands now!! Thank you so much for being a great sport and sharing your fluffy card with us in the Boo-Boo Hop!! Love ya, Darnell

Unknown said...

Awesome !!! I love this magic card !

Lisa T said...

Well I think it turned out brilliantly! You hid your boo boos well!! It's amazing what can happen when we start to get a little tired and cranky, all sorts of errors creep in and fortunately all yours were fixable. Loved the paper piecing on the mermaid, matching the cute frame, and of course that stencilled background is dreamy 😍. I really must try this technique too, it's such a cool technique. Need to find a few hours though...Lisa xx

Aileen said...

You forgot to add the video so people can listen to the squeak!!! I reckon if I was Aunty Rachael I would be pretty darn happy to get the card. Its wonderful.

Di said...

Hi Ruth! Now I've stopped laughing at the video and your battle to make this card - can I say it's fabulous! I've always wanted to make one and each Christmas I have a competition with Len (my OH) to see what I can come up with, compared to some of the amazing cards he manages to buy. So I now know what's I'll be making for him - yay!

Well done for Percy veering - no wonder Rachel loved it!

Great to see you in the Playground.


Di xx

Di said...

Squeeee - I watched the video and finally the penny dropped! Thanks so much for sharing this Ruth.


Verna Angerhofer said...

Boo boo or not, it is still a fantastic card design.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

It is amazingly cute! You would have never known you had any troubles making this card.

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