Always : a Flipbook, a Match Box and a Flashlight Card – MFT Superstar 2020 Innovation Master

Hiya Crafties!

MFT Superstar contest has 3 categories. I don’t know if we are allowed to have favorites, but I guess Innovation Master category seems to be mine. I am not saying whether it is but my liking tilts towards it. But still I am not taking sides. (Lest the other categories feel partial)

Its just that interactive cards are kind of my thing. I love converting all cards in to something interactive. It takes me some special efforts to stop myself from doing so every single time.

I feel interactive is the only way a card can be. I may be wrong. Just my opinion.

So for my card this time, I created something unique even for me.

It’s a Flipbook inside a match box card on top of which lies a Flashlight card! Phew!

You can find my card in action below:

I will divide my card in 3 sections : Flipbook ; Match Box ; Flashlight Card

Section 1 : The Flipbook

This is the first part which I created. I thought about a lot of ideas for this one. Believe me I created another flipbook but the story just didn’t deliver and I had to scrap it and then I made this one. Flipbooks are traditionally created by drawing similar images with tiny changes one after the other.

I wanted mine to be perfect whilst just using MFT stamps with no drawing of my own.

And Yes, I succeeded in creating one where the story is close to my heart with the cutest little stamp images from my MFT stash.

So I’ll name the stamp sets I used in making this Flipbook :

Bitty Bears ( the main character aka the Hero of the story)

Magical Dragons ( the wind images I created with the flames of the dragons. Lol)

Seaside Seagulls (for the rainy clouds)

Once Upon A Time ( for the tiny flower – so cute)

Adorable Elephants ( for the awesome sentiment)

For the last bear in the flipbook, I did some partial stamping. So the bear holding the balloon, then holds the flower.

I hand drew the raindrops coming out of the clouds.

All the backgrounds I have blended various distress oxides for different pages.

Namely : Salted Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Mustard seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon.

The ‘Always’ Flipbook is a story depicting True love! As with the bear, how he endures stormy clouds, rain and gusty winds and yet never gives up on his Love.

And after the ordeal, how he holds a little flower as a gift for his beloved. Simply stating that Love is the greatest gift there is!
And giving someone the gift of your Love is the ultimate tribute!

The word ‘Always’ holds a special place in my heart. (all Harry Potter fans will know what I am talking about)

It is such a simple yet powerful word. It doesn’t make any lengthy declarations yet makes the promise of Forever.

I have based my entire card on the promise of Forever! (The flashlight card too!)

Section 2 : The Flashlight Card

For the Flashlight card, I have used the same Bitty Bears stamp set so the Hero of the story is here too!

The sentiment is from the ‘Safari Friends’ stamp set. Such a strong sentiment too! Here again my favorite word makes its appearance : Always.

I have used a ziploc bag for stamping the images in black ink. And then colored the images with alcohol markers.

I have then inserted the black cardstock strip inside the bag (after trimming it of course).

I hand drew the flashlight on white cardstock and colored it.

All you have to do is slip the flashlight in between the two layers of the bag and the black cardstock! And Voila! You can see the images! So much fun, right?

The Flashlight Card denotes that even though ‘I always have your back’, you need to find me with the flashlight I have given you : my Heart ❤

Here in the story the Bear has gifted this flashlight (aka his heart) to his beloved. So even when he is in his different phases, he has his beloved’s back!

Isn’t it so romantic?

Section 3 : Match box

Following are the dimensions I marked for creating it:

Outside cover: 
12 in. × 3.5 in. Score at 3/4in. , from there 5 in., from there 3/4in., from there 5in. 

Inside box : 
6 3/8 in. × 5 in. Score at 3/4in. on all sides 

I also added strips of ink blended cardstock on the sides of the box and a handle in the front.

I loved creating every part of this awesome card!

I am so thankful to My Favorite Things for always helping me in challenging myself to create something unique and innovative every time. This is truly a wonderful contest.

Hope you like my card.

Do let me know in the comments below which one of the 3 aspects did you like the most!

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Entering my card in the

MFT Superstar Innovation Master category

You Make My Life Magical – MFT Superstar 2020 Coloring Virtuoso

Hello Crafties!

I love to color. Period. There is no specific reason as to why I do.

Well, no, actually there are, a lot of reasons I mean. Coloring calms my mind. It increases my concentration.

It increases my sense of worth (a tiny bit atleast) when people (read : family) go gaga over my coloring. Well the list is endless.

It’s a kind of meditation for me, where I actually lose track of time.

See, I actually lost track of time, just talking about coloring!

This is my entry to the Coloring Virtuoso category from the MFT Superstar contest.

I created a pretty little scene around the Eiffel Tower (it’s my dream to visit it with my family) with beautiful trees and a soothing sky. I wanted to create a postcard kinda card : that reminds anyone of the magical time they must have spent on the Tower for the ones who have visited it. And also create a sense of contentment and magic to those who one day wish to visit it!

For the scene, I used the principle of one point perspective to give a 3-dimensional effect.

The Eiffel Tower is diecut from the ‘Eiffel Tower- dienamics’ by MFT. I used black cardstock to add a sense of drama to the card.

I used a mixture of my Koi watercolor set and my Zig clean color real brush pens.

I used my Zigs for the trees and leaves. And my Koi watercolors for the blending of the sky.

The sentiment is from the ‘Magical Dragons’ stamp set by MFT.

Well, I truly believe that the Eiffel Tower is a symbol of Love. And what is more Magical than Love?

Do let me know in the comments below what are your views on magic and love.

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Entering my card in the

MFT Superstar 2020 – Coloring Virtuoso

Walking on Sunshine – MFT Superstar 2020 Clean and Simple Genius

Hiya Crafties!

I hope you are safe and doing well!

The MFT Superstar contest is here and I always look forward to it every year! So much that I could shake myself up from my self-imposed crafting hiatus to participate in it.

This is the 1st category – Clean and Simple Genius. There are two other categories. So please don’t forget to check out my subsequent posts with my entries in those categories.

Coming back to the CAS category , I really believe the title makes sense. Because creating a simple card whilst telling a story through it, simultaneously is a genius task indeed.

For my card, I thought a lot about what kind of story I wished to tell through my CAS card.

After going through a lot of ideas, I finally realized that no story is complete without friendship.

So here it is my take on friendship.

It is about two friends living in a village. One of the friend owns a pair of pretty yellow boots which the other loves and adores. After a while, that same friend migrates to the city with her family. But before leaving, gifts her friend, her favorite yellow boots. And then they part with a heavy heart. The two friends soon lose touch.

Years go by. One day the city friend visits the village and is keen to meet her village friend. But she gets to know that her village friend has shifted to another village a few years back. Determined to meet her friend, she travels to the other village. After reaching there, she sets off in search of her friend’s house.

After knocking on a lot of doors, tired, she sits around the corner of a pretty cottage. As she turns her neck, what does she see! Her favorite yellow boot, now full of pretty flowers, set on the wall next to her. She is happy beyond measure. And also contented and grateful, for being blessed with a friend who cherished their friendship all these years! And then goes inside and knocks on the door with a smile not just on her face but in her heart too!

Hope you liked my story. Thank you for taking the time to read it!

Moving on to the card :

I stamped the pretty shoe from the ‘You Gnome Me’ stamp set with ‘Grout Gray’ ink by MFT.

I love this ink : it is awesome for no-line coloring!

I colored this pretty image with my Zig clean color real brush pens. I also added a few details like the tiny flowers popping out, with my markers directly. I did this to add my own touch of uniqueness. And also to show that friendship blooms in unexpected places!

Also painted the wall on which the shoe is standing with the same markers. I just went with the flow.

I love the no-line coloring effect. It gives a timelessness feel to the card.

After I was satisfied (kind of) with my coloring, I stamped the sentiment from the ‘Polynessian Paradise’ stamp set by MFT.

As always I had the urge to keep adding more details to my card, but better sense prevailed 😉

Hope you like my card and also the story behind it.

Do let me know in the comments below what friendship means to you.

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I really appreciate your support.
Thank you for stopping by…

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Entering my card in MFT Superstar 2020 – Clean and Simple Genius category