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:
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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