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You Are Otterly Awesome!

August 14, 2017 in Essentials by Ellen - No Comments

Hi there! Today I’ve got my first slider card to share using the Essentials by Ellen (Julie Ebersole) stamp sets called “Otterly Awesome” and “Otter Ware” available at

I think I’m officially hooked on interactive cards like this! I started by drawing large rocks for the slide using a Copic multi-liner pen and then traced the outline of the rocks on a piece of eclipse masking tape. I then masked the rocks and adhered a couple of cloud masks to the sky background before airbrushing the sky with Copic BG00.

I colored the rocks with Copics in both warm and cool grays and added some texture using a terrycloth towel and colorless blender. Then, I placed a slider die from the MFT Surf and Turf die-namics face down on the rocks, taped it in place and ran it through a die-cutting machine.

Next, I cut and adhered a piece of patterned paper to my card and placed the background piece centered on the paper. I applied liquid adhesive to the back of the cut out strip from the slider die and adhered it to the patterned paper  inside of the slot.

I stamped the otter, lilypad, leaves and 2 sets of waves on Neenah cardstock and colored them with Copics. I used a seaweed technique on the front wave that I learned in Sandy Allnock’s Copic Hex-Art class at Really cool techniques covered, so check it out if you’re looking for an awesome intermediate Copic class.

Next, I applied foam dimensional tape to the outside edges of the background and adhered it centered on the patterned paper. I punched out a small circle (about 1″) from heavy weight cardstock and slid it into the slot and centered on the slot. I then adhered a small dimensional adhesive square to the back of the otter and adhered him to the punched circle.

I adhered the wave in the back first, and then applied a 1/8″ wide piece of Scor-Tape to the very bottom of the front wave so that the otter could slide somewhat between the waves.

I finished it off with a stamped sentiment from the set.

This was super fun to make!

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

Cathy Chapdelaine

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