I stamped seven bears from the MFT Bitty Bears stamp set and some clouds from the MFT Seaside Seagulls stamp set.
With the help of my favourite crafting companion, my scissors, I cut the shapes inside the stamped images. You can see them below 👇🏻
After that it was easy,. Believe me, this was the tricky part – cutting the tiny shapes without damaging the bears.
I then coloured the rainbow colours exactly below the cutout shapes on my folded card base.
With foam tape I then lined my card base ( on which I had coloured) and also used a pretty dark grey card stock. On the grey piece I added tiny stilts on the bottom sides so that when you pull it, the grey piece doesn’t fully come out.
I added final touches with my grey alcohol marker around the clouds and under the bears‘ feet to make sure they would be standing on something and wouldn’t fall 😁
Tada! My quick and simple but one-with-a-powerful message interactive card was ready!
What do you think of it? Like it? Love it ?
Do let me know in the comments below. 👇🏻
Also don’t forget to follow me on Instagram. I have posted a fun Reel on how the card works! 😍
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!
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.
Today I have a card featuring the Emboss Resist technique. It entails heat embossing your stamp using a sticky ink and then spreading embossing powder on the inked image. After that you heat the image with a heat gun.