Friday, September 16, 2016

Happiest of Holidays for MFT Superstar Card Design

Happy Friday!


My card was inspired by the current MFT Superstar Contest.

I had this card idea floating around in my head for about a week now.  While scraping paint off the exterior of our 1891 Victorian, I had this idea come together.

I used MFT's Snowflake Fusion coverup die (now retired) to create the background panel.  I cut the panel from Red Hot, Smooth White, and Dill Pickle Card Stock.  Then I inlayed the red and green cut pieces into the white panel.  Yes, by hand...each piece, dot, and oval.  ;-)

Once the background was pieced together, I used Blueprints 25.  I adhered all the die cut pieces to a piece of Neenah card stock (80 lb) with a bit of gap between each piece.  Then onto a card base made from Dill Pickle card stock.

I stamped one of the elves from MFT's Santa's Elves stamp set onto Copic Blending card.  I colored him up with Copics.  

After coloring him, I die cut it with MFT's Circle Stax.  From Red Hot card stock, I cut a scalloped circle with MFT's Stitched Mini Scallop Circle Stax.  I love these two layers together.   With just a bit of scallop peeking out.  

A sentiment from the Santa's Elves set was manipulated and stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear heat embossed.  I just love how clear heat embossing makes sentiments pop.  

I mounted the elf panel on foam tape.  The elf was embellished with a Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Brush marker (hat brim, sleeves edges, stockings), gold gel pen on the gift ribbon and hat bell, white dots to his cheeks, and some glossy accents to his buttons and hat bell.  

To finish the front, I added some Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow 4 & 6 mm sequins.

For the inside...I went out of the box.  

I took a picture of my colored elf.  Uploaded it to my computer and manipulated it a bit to grayscale it.  I then uploaded it to my Silhouette Design Software and printed him onto Neenah card stock. 

  I used Blueprints 21 to give the panel a detailed edge, that matches some of the detail in the coverup used on the front of the card.  And now the inside panel elf matches the front elf perfectly.  <3  

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