Let’s Fill the Glass – Color Reveal Card

Simon Says Stamp | Celebrate Release

Hi there!

It’s release day over at Simon Says Stamp and I’m filling my glass to celebrate!  

I revisited an older technique for this card called “magic color reveal”!  You simply pull up the panel and the margarita glass is full! And it even has salt on the rim!  Color reveal cards are so much fun! They give the recipient a nice surprise!  

Color reveal cards have been around for a long time, but I don’t think they can ever get old.  If you want to make one for yourself, you can search for “magic color reveal card” over on YouTube and you’ll find dozens of options.  

Because there are so many videos out on the mechanics of making these types of cards, I thought I’d use this post to walk your through a couple of tips and tricks that might help if you decide to try it:

Tip #1:  I colored the images for this card with my Copic Markers and arranged them so that the outside of the card (before the reveal) would have some interest.  I think this is the key to color reveal cards – they must look good both before and after the reveal.

Copics Used:

  • YG00, 01, 13
  • B0000, 000, 34, 39
  • E31, 33, 37
  • R24, 46, 59
  • G28

Tip #2: Keep in mind that you can add elements to the “after” portion of the card – but you need to be careful that they don’t interfere with the sliding mechanism.  I was able to add a thin line of glitter to the rim of the margarita glass without issue.  You could add die cut images as well, as long as they are attached flat.

Tip #3:  Be sure the slider slides smoothly before you fully assemble the card because once the card is put together it can’t come apart.

I hope you like this card and that you’ll celebrate this release me by grabbing a glass of your favorite beverage and heading over to Simon Says Stamp to see what the other designers have created!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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  1. Lila Wetzel

    WOW, love this technique! I might have to try this. Thanks for the tips.

  2. Michelle Yager

    I saw his fun and magical card on SSS’s YouTube channel and just loved it. Thank you for sharing!!!

    • Jean Doeringsfeld

      Oh! Wonderful! Thank you so much!

  3. Bo Gilmore

    Hi Jean, I love this technique. What a tasty drink just in time for the weekend.


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I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

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