Today is the birthday of my little boy, we had a lovely (and hectic) family gathering in the morning finished with a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant. My little one turned 4, I cannot believe it! It seems like it was yesterday that I held him in my arms for the first time!
As he is fond of helicopters and planes, I made an interactive card for him using Winston Takes Flight from Newton’s Nook Designs. I stamped and coloured the image with Copics together with an extra propeller. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and I fussy cut the extra piece with scissors. To make it sturdier, I cut an extra layer from simple white cardstock for both and layered them under the coloured ones. I attached the extra propeller with a brad to allow a little movement.
I used the MFT Cloud stencil and Distress ink to make the sky background. I die cut a stitched frame rectangle, a stitched cloud border and the Happy birthday sentiment (all from Lawn Fawn) and adhered them to the scene.
I stamped an extra sentiment on the top of the sky with black ink (from the same NND set). I added the airplane with an action wobble. A bit of sparkle and glossy accent finished this cute card.
And I have to share also with you the card my daughter made for her brother: stencilled, stamped and coloured with love and care.
I will upload these to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.
Hope you like it and will return soon for more fun.
I am back today with a special Jingle card I created based on the MFT Sketch Challenge 357.
I stamped and coloured the cute elephant from the MFT Adorable Elephants and the Beast Friends setts using Copic Markers. I used the coordinating dies to die cut the images.
Then I cut a stitched rectangle from dark grey cardstock (Blueprints 25) and a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller than that. I also die cut a stitched banner (Lawn Fawn) from silver cardstock and a double stitched square from dark red. I glued the elephant to this and poked 2 holes above the legs of the elephant. I used a soft red-white twine to attach a jingle bell.
I heat embossed a sentiment from the Jingle all the way stamp set with white embossing powder on dark grey cardstock and cut it out with a banner die. I assembled the card, used 3D foam tape for the sentiment banner.
A bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer pen on the Santa hat, black glaze pen on the eyes and 2 white matte enamel dots embellished my card. I love how it jingles when I shake it!
I will link this up to the MFT Sketch Challenge 357.
I hope you like it and got inspired. If you like my cards please subscribe to my blog in order not to miss any of my holiday cards.
There is still one category left from the MFT Card Design Superstar Contest: the Innovation master.
Here is my card, trying to show all the effects on pics.
This category was the most difficult for me as I wanted to combine different techniques in one card and I admit it took a while. I have never made anything like this before and it was so nice to challenge myself. I almost gave up and then I said I could do it and I did. Knowing that this was the first “oh-so-complicated” card I made I am happy with the result.
I used a ton of different stamp sets and a lot of MFT dies. Instead of the process, I will rather share the interactive part.
The window is a see through shaker filled with mini stars, snowflake sequins and glitter.
The little present is sliding in between Santa and the reindeer
You can open up the little treasure box and there is gold in it (I want one like this in real)
And the biggest innovation for me at least is the light-up fireplace. It looks exactly how I imagined and I am so proud of myself that I could make it 😀 First time ever to try the Chibitronics starter kit.
As the fireplace is really dimensional, the card has depth which I solved with an extra scoring. It is a bit shorter than a usual A2 card because of this.
All the imaged are coloured with Copics and embellished with Spectrum Noir shimmer pen, black glaze pen, white gel pen and some glossy accents.
That was a craft intense week and now it is time to catch up with the neglected housework 🙂
Have a wonderful evening and thanks for stopping by.