Howdy Gullfriend! |MFT 2019 Card Design Superstar | Innovation Master

Howdy Crafties!

Saying that I love creating interactive cards would be a huge understatement! 😆

So like always I am super excited to participate in the MFT 2019 Card Design Superstar challenge – Innvoation Master.

I created my card using the Seaside Gulls stamp set by MFT.

It is such an adorable set. I colored the images with my alcohol markers!

You can the see my card in action below :

For the background, I used the cloud stencil (by MFT) twice. First to create clouds and then to create waves.

But before that I used the Denim background stamp (MFT) on white cardstock.

For the half cut front panel I used the wavy-die from the Surf and turf dienamics.

I used Tumbled glass, Salty ocean and Peacock feathers distress oxides for the background.

I have a video tutorial showing how I created my background below:

Part 1 :

Part 2 :

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.

Phew! 😅

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?

Would love to know your FEEDBACK regarding both the card and the video!!

Let me know in the COMMENTS below if you are inspired to make one.

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I really appreciate your support.

Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!




MFT Camp Create Day 4 : Sensational Sliders

Hello Crafties,

I have a slimline card for today. This is the 1st time I made one. It measures approx 8.5 inches × 3.5 inches.

I will be entering this card for MFT Camp Create: Sensational Sliders.

You can see the card in action below:

I used distress oxides to create the background for this card.

The stamped images are from the Happy Hedgehogs stamp set by MFT.

All the images in the set are pretty adorable.

I colored the images with alcohol markers.

Making interactive cards is fun and playing with them is evn more fun!

Do you find them fun too?

Do let me know in the comments below.

You can also check out my Instagram and Pinterest.. Links are in the sidebar. I really appreciate your support.

Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!






Happy Birthday Foodie!

Hello Crafties!

Happy New Year! Hope the new year brings immense happiness & peace to you and your family!❤

Today I am back with an interactive card I made for a foodie!
Well, we all love to eat (I do 😉), don’t we?
But this card also contains a surprise! Something else we also love…

Check out the video below to see the surprise!

For this card, I smooshed some Wild Honey & Squeezed lemonade distress oxide on a white card panel.

I also stamped, colored & fussy cut images from my new Breakfast puns stamp set by Sunny Studio Stamps.
Those images are so cute, aren’t they?

For the interactive mechanism I used Surf & Turf dienamics by My Favorite Things.

I also stamped, colored & fussy cut the images from Hello stamp set by Waffle Flower stamps.

For the coloring I used my Inktense pencils!

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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

Word Art Wednesday : Weeks #368 – #369 Anything goes

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!





Playing along

MFT 2018 Card Design Superstar – Innovation Master