Friday, September 23, 2016

Surprise birthday party card for MFT's superstar contest

Hey friends!
I am back after a long time. I had been somewhat active on Instagram but had got a little lazy with my blogging. But today I am here with my best creation so far. It's all because of my dear friend Sindu who informed me about the challenge at MFT Stamps - “2016 Card Design Superstar”  . Thanks so much girl!
As this is going to be a long post with lot of technicalities, let me get straight to the point. So friends, meet "Elle" the little elephant. It's her birthday today and her friends are no where to be seen. Wanna know what they are up to? Watch it out -

Hope you had fun watching Elle's surprise birthday party with the secret message and the color changing balloons. Here are some of pics -

Now about the supplies- I used 2 stampsets from MFT - Adorable elephants and Beary Special Birthday. I also used the surf and turf MFT dienamics.

Here are some of the techniques I used-
1) I stamped the bear holding the balloon on acetate sheet using MISTI and erased the eyes, nose and other features not seen on back view using Q-tip moistened with wet wipes. Then I place my card stock on the stamped image on acetate, secured it well with magnets and pressed it to transfer the image onto the back side of my cardstock. Then I re-inked, the stamp on MISTI and pressed onto the card stock. Thus I got the front view of the bear on the top of the cardstock and back view on the back side of cardstock. Here's a video showing this technique-

2)  Next, I stretched the surf and turf die. I wanted to make a slider for the Happy Birthday Message. But the slot die was larger than what I needed. So I rolled the die halfway through my cuttlebug, removed it, moved the curved end a little ahead to get desired length and rolled it again. This technique can be used to reduce sizes of rectangles and similar other shapes. I will soon upload a video for it.
3)  For changing colors, I cut inside portions of balloons using a pen knife and attached a multicolored circle using a brad behind it.

The card took around a week to complete with 3-4 prototypes. But the end result was worth every bit of it.
Phew! Now that I am done, I am gonna rest for a while. No more crafting for a week now.
Here's a fun video I made with my card.

Hope you liked it!
Bye for now,


Swapna B Patil said...

Wow.. What a scene you have created... Just amazing.. SO much colouring.. and who ever receives this will be happy...

Sindhu said...

Tania would love this one! Such a clever design!