MFT Card Design Contest


Hello everyone.  This is the third year My Favirite Things (MFT) is running their Card Design Superstar contest.  This year there are three categories.  This card is for the Clean and Simple (CAS) category.



An A2 size panel was cut from X-press It paper using my paper trimmer.  The elephant was stamped first then masked.  The hippo and hello were stamped next then masked.



With the masks in place, distress inks were blended on with a mini blending tool for the background. Water was splattered then dabbed off with a paper towel to give it some texture.  Masks were removed and the critters were coloured with Copic markers.



The stripes along the bottom was created by blending black ink through the Split Diagonal stencil (discontinued).  For dimension while maintaining white space, the camouflage diecut technique was used on the word die there.



The panel was adhered to a white top folding card base and clear shimmer was added to the colourful background to finish.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day!






Stamps: Adorable Eleohants, Happy Hippos, Hog Heaven
Dies – Hello There
Stencil – Split Diagonal (discontinued)

Other Supplies:
X-press It paper, Memento black ink
Distress Inks – Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet
Copic Markers – W00, W1, W3, C00, C1, C3





Interactive Birthday Surprise

Hi there. I wasn’t sure if I was going to get my third and final entry into MFT’s Card Design Superstar Contest before I leave on a short trip, but I made it. As I mentioned in my last post, I have a lot of cute stamp sets from MFT, so I decided to pull a few out to create an interactive kids birthday card.  My card was inspired by MFT’s Interactive Cake die and Party on a Card post by Sandy Allnock a coupe of days ago.  And being a kids’ birthday card, I made it bright and colorful.

Here’s a short video on how it works.  Unfortunately, I am new to videos and don’t know how to maximize the screen.  If you have any suggestions, please contact me (tab above).

The bear pops up and surprises everyone at the party!  *lol*

Interactive Birthday Surprise

So let’s get started. On some white scrap pieces of ultrasmooth paper and my MISTI, I stamped with black Memento ink the gifts and bear from Beary Special Birthday.  I used the masking technique to create the interactive image pieces. I colored with Copics and fussy cut them out. The white embossed surprise sentiment was a piece I didn’t use when I made THIS CARD because I opted for one with fishtail ends.  I adhered the sentiment to the bear so he looks like he’s holding it.

Interactive Birthday Surprise

Next, I die cut a Wonky Stitched Rectangle from ultrasmooth cardstock.  I stamped the dragon from Magical Dagons, the elephant from Adorable Elephants and the balloons also from Beary Special Birthday directly on that piece and colored with Copics.  For the slider portion, I used Surf & Turf with discs and did partial die-cutting to get a shorter slide channel.  To put the card together, I used this video as a guide.

Interactive Birthday SurpriseOnce all pieces were attached and in place, I mounted the rectangle panel on foam adhesive.  To finish, I added some sequins and glossy accents to the balloons.



I am participating in the following:

MFT – 2016 Card Design Superstar Contest
Pixie’s Snipoets Playground – Week 247
Sunday Stamps – SSC 135 Happy Colors





Happy Monday everyone!  Last week MFT did a third session of Camp Create. Naturally, I went camping for the third time and joined in the fun!  As in previous sessions, they had 5 challenges.  I completed all 5 this weekend to earn all 5 badges and to be entered in the grand prize drawing. You can get a closer look at my entries on my Instagram account.

With it being the final Camp Create session this summer, there was a bonus farewell challenge.  The challenge was to create a one layer card.  My card today was an idea that I’ve had floating around in my head ever since I saw MFT’s Adorable Elephants stamp set.

One layer card created for Camp Create session 3 Bonus Challenge.

My idea was to have these elephants get busted for sneaking a cupcake treat.  If they weren’t so cute and innocent-looking, they would be in so much trouble. *lol*  To create this one layer scene card, there was A LOT of masking. My MISTI was a must-have in lining up my stamps and planning out my card.

One layer card created for Camp Create session 3 Bonus Challenge.

I created the grass edge and window masks with a die. All other masks were stamped on masking tape and fussy cut out. The wall was created by ink blending Old Paper and Spiced Marmalade distress inks through a brick wall stencil before all masks were removed.  I flicked grass blades with a couple of green Copic markers to create texture. For  depth and dimension, I added shading to the left side of the elephants and under the window.

One layer card created for Camp Create session 3 Bonus Challenge.

For a little bit more dimension and interest, I heat embossed the sentiment, added glossy accents to the cherry and added clear Wink of Stella to the tops of the cupcakes.

One layer card created for Camp Create session 3 Bonus Challenge.

This card took a bit of time, but I love the end result, especially since I’ve been wanting to do it for so long.  All 3 sessions of Camp Create was so much fun and I was glad to be able to participate.


*Note to my e-mail subscribers: unfortunately with WordPress, picture galleries (group pictures) do not show up in e-mails.  You will need to view the post directly on my blog.



I am entering in the following challenges:
MFT Camp Create – Single Layer Savvy
AAA Cards – Game #71 Blending
SSS Wednesday Challenge – Let’s Go Wild
Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes





Hi there.  Today’s birthday card was created for the Tic Tac Toe challenge 13 from Stamping Smiles Designs.

I initially chose the middle row going across (critters, border stamp, die-cut stencil), and then thought it was just as easy to combine the middle cOlympic going down as well (shimmer, border stamp, balloon). So that’s what I did.

birthday card created for Stamping Smiles Designs Tic Tac Toe Challenge 13.

I first stamped the stripe border on a 1/2″ strip of black cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Then I stamped the adorable elephant in the upper right corner on white cardstock with black Memento ink and colored with Copics. I masked the elephant, then took the balloon die-cut stencil I created from MFT Blueprints 26 and blended distress inks through the stencil.  I wanted the elephant to be “floating” inside the balloon.  I drew in the strings with a black Copic multiliner.  That completes the middle row across and 2/3 of the middle column going down.

birthday card created for Stamping Smiles Designs Tic Tac Toe Challenge 13.

I die cut the sentiment from white cardstock and colored it with distress inks as well.  I cut another sentiment, but this time from black cardstock so I can offset the sentiment to create a shadow effect.  All that’s left to complete the middle row going down is shimmer, so I added Glossy Accents to the middle balloon and some clear Wink of Stella to the sentiment.

birthday card created for Stamping Smiles Designs Tic Tac Toe Challenge 13.

I felt it still needed something, so I added some clear sequins to finish.