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Vertical Rainbow Slider Card


Interactive cards are a little bit of paper happiness that you can send by mail! The Essentials by Ellen Rainbow Slider die makes it easy to send a happy rainbow! Julie has a wonderful video tutorial today with tips for creating a vertical interactive rainbow slider card!

We’re goin’ vertical with today’s project, featuring the Rainbow Slider Die!


  • Slip a piece of clear plastic between the rainbow segments to mask them off while coloring
  • If you’re concerned the underside of the rainbow will be visible, color the back side of the rainbow segments, too!
  • In my video, you’ll see that one of my rainbow strips became detached along the score line ( there may have been a slight amount of additional pressure along that spot when going through the diecutting machine and because I am using 80# card stock, it was just enough to weaken that particular spot ). You can EASILY remedy this by simply using a small piece of clear Scotch tape on the underside of the rainbow
  • If you want a card that opens, cut the window opening through a separate quarter sheet of card stock; mount the slider mechanism to that and then mount all to your base card. Please see our assembly video on the website for further information.
  • I used Copic (alcohol) markers to color the rainbow strips, but used similar colors of Prismacolor Premiere colored pencils to color my unicorn because I did not want my coloring to bleed through the back of my card.
  • Be aware that additional layers of card stock and/or patterend paper on top of the rainbow strips can impede the functionality of the rainbow sliding back down into the window—the edges can “catch"; I used THIN glitter washi tape to highlight one of my rainbow strips. Alternatively, try applying glitter glue or a shimmer pen to achieve a similar effect without bulking up the strip.


Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps, Unicorns 'N Rainbows By Julie Ebersole

Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps, Pure Magic By Julie Ebersole

Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies, Rainbow Slider By Julie Ebersole

VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne

Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 25 pk

COPIC Sketch Marker R22, Light Prawn

COPIC Sketch Marker R21, Sardonyx

COPIC Sketch Marker Y08, Acid Yellow

COPIC Sketch Marker BG23, Coral Sea

COPIC Sketch Marker YG41, Pale Cobalt Green

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Set of 24

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Set of 36

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Set of 150

Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen 2 pk

Diecuts With A View 6 X 6 Washi Brights Stack

Lawn Fawn Hemp Cord, Black

Scotch Foam Mounting Tape

X-Press It Tape Runner

Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Foam Squares, Mix White

Crafter's Companion Gemini Junior

Tweezers, Stainless Elisa's Backporch Design