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.
The interactive mechanism was made using the following dienamics :
MFT Trifold slider dienamics
MFT Double Slider Loop slots dienamics
You can see the Trifold slider mechanism in the pic above, but the double slider loop mechanism is hidden behind the front panel.
The upper seagull pops up with a mechanism I made on my own with a few trial and errors. You can see it in the pic below :
I created the L shaped mechanism using a couple of brads. The upper brad is fixed to the panel while the lower one (that connects the 2 strips) is moving. The lower strip is attached to the double slider loop mechanism which when pulled, pushes the seagull above the panel.
Explaining interactive mechanisms takes as much effort as much as creating them. 😜
The flying seagull is attached to the trifold slider mechanism with a strip of acetate to show it… flying! 😂
I created one of the two kissing seagulls by mirror stamping.
I stamped the seagull image on a glass block and then pressed my cardstock on it. See the image below :
I really loved creating this card as this adorable seagull stamp set simply makes me so happy.
I will definitely be making more cards with this set.
How did you like my card?
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