Street themed with two coin-free sliders

Chapter: Projects   Series: Bookmarks & Cards

Check out this cute street scene with two movable cars and their attached speech bubbles! They almost make the card come alive right?! The cars slide without the use of coins so you will have to manually push them along the street.

How fun and lively are these car coin-free sliders?!

Creating a street-themed scene was what I had in mind with this Street Map background stamp by Hero Arts. That means I need to be able to repeat stamp in order to get a crisp stamped image. Since the mini MISTI is what I have, I decided to trim away a small portion of the cling stamp to fit into the mini. I also used two other stamp sets to help build up the theme which I think worked out nicely.


  1. Stamp background image with VersaFine Onxy Black (VOB) and heat set with clear embossing powder.
  2. Stamp smaller images with the same black ink and clear heat emboss.
  3. Colour the images. I used Copic markers W4 for the streets; E22, E25, E31 and RV 23 for the houses; B12, B95, YR21, 96D and W1 for the cars; E25 and E31 on the scooter; YG25 and YG67 on the trees and topiary; E22, E25 and E31 on the animals.
  4. Fussy cut out all the images.
  5. Stick the images around the street scene.
  6. Stamp the first sentiment with VOB on yellow cardstock (homemade by swiping with a Lawn Fawn Sunshine ink pad onto white cardstock). Stamp second sentiment with Satin Red ink. Clear heat emboss both speech bubbles. The sentiments are from the LOL handphone stamp set.
  7. Fussy cut out the speech bubbles. On the second bubble, I coloured around it with YR21.
  8. Cut a tiny strip of transparency and stick one end behind the car and the other behind the speech bubble. Repeat for the second car.
  9. For the slider track, hollow out a rectangular space with a craft knife. I used a black marker to darken the edges of the track.
  10. For the coin-free sliding mechanism, align car onto the track and hold on to it as you flip to the back of the panel. Paste a piece of foam tape behind the car through the hollow track. Remove the release paper from the car and adhere a small piece of cardstock that is taller than the height of the track and shorter than the width of the car. See the picture above.
    TIP — The length of the foam tape will determine 2 things: how much distance the car can travel, and how stable the car is when you push.
  11. Repeat the above step on the second car.
  12. Adhere panel onto card base with tape runner. Avoid adhesive near the tracks.
  13. Coat car windows with Glossy Accents.

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