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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Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka
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Entering my card in the

MFT Superstar Innovation Master category

Interactive Adorable Elephants

Hiya Crafties!

Making interactive cards is so much fun. It’s true that the efforts that we put are ten times more than making a simple card. But the satisfaction that you get when your card actually moves and surprises you is ten fold! That is totally worth the efforts, isn’t it? 😄

I made this card for MFT 2018 Card Design Superstar – Innovation Master.

Below is a video of my card in action –

There are so many wonderful entries!

I hope you like my card too ☺.

I spent a lot of time designing this card. A. Lot.

I literally went over it again & again in my mind, till I was satisfied with the idea!

I actually had made another card with another stamp set by MFT but then this one caught my heart ❤

After designing, executing the idea perfectly was the next task.

This required the next Lot of time! [Obviously 😋 ]

I decided to go for a quadruple slider card. My card is 5.5 × 5.5 inch square card.

The front panel has a hidden double slider.

The right hand panel has the spinning wheel mechanism.

And the left hand panel is a pop up slider card.

I made all the mechanisms by hand. As I did not have the corresponding MFT diesets.

I used the ‘Adorable Elephants stamp set’ for the main images. The other images come from the ‘Happy Hippos stamp set’, the clouds from ‘Magical Dragons stamp set’ & the hearts from the ‘Once upon a time stamp set’.

For the little gift in the spinning wheel, I partially stamped the hippo image holding a gift and then drew the remaining outline with a fine tip black pen. Phew! 😅

I also used the instagram camera-die from the ‘Cute Cameras die-namics’ for the spinning wheel panel and ‘Surf & Turf dieset’ for the green hills.

Where I didn’t have the required MFT diesets, I fussy cut everything! The circles, the slits etc.

The front panel is watercolored. And the other panels are blended with Distress oxides Wild Honey & Squeezed Lemonade.

This is my card in its full glory 😉.

If we are counting all kinds of ‘Lots’ then let me say –

I had a Lot of fun too.

Learnt so many new things while making this card.

If it were not for MFT, I wouldn’t have learned so many new techniques on my own.

I hope you enjoy watching my card as much as I enjoyed making it.

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by… Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka

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Playing along

MFT 2018 Card Design Superstar – Innovation Master

Happily Ever After!

Hey Crafties!

Today I am sharing a Clean and Simple aka CAS – One Layer card that I have created for MFT Superstar Challenge – Clean and Genius category.

Making a CAS card is so tough but if done properly then it sure makes an impact.

For this card, I used the ‘Once upon a time’ stamp set by My Favorite Things (MFT).

It is such a beautiful stamp set! Everything from the images to the font style is very pretty.

I decided to use the castle image and stamped it on watercolor paper and colored it. After fussy cutting, I stamped the image depicting a hill outline from the same stamp set. I colored it green and then stuck the castle image over it.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

To complete the card, I stamped the tiny heart images from the same stamp set with red brush pen and colored it with the same pen

I made this card dedicating it to all the fairytales I read and believed as a kid. I still do. Because who doesn’t love a happy ending? 😉

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by… Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka

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Playing along

MFT 2018 Card Design Superstar – Clean & Simple Genius