16 September 2018

MFT Card Design Superstar 2018 - Innovation Master - Quadruple slider card

Hello Everyone,

Today, I am sharing with you my second and last entry to the MFT Card Design Superstar 2018 contest. There are three categories one can enter, but I won't have the time to enter the third one, which is Colouring Virtuoso. In fairness, my colouring skills are rather average, so maybe I'll wait another year and practise some more, before I attempt that category :o)

I love interactive cards, and whilst I don't have a lot of time for these recently (most of the time they do take quite a while to make!), I decided to try making another quadruple slider card for the purpose of the contest. Plus, let's just say that I promised one of these to someone for their very special birthday, so I kind of killed two birds with one crafty stone ;o)

This post will be rather photo heavy, so please bear with me! To get you started, here's a video showing what a quadruple slider card looks like:


And here are some photos, with close ups:

*Note: "Sto lat"  - literal translation "A hundred years" is one of the ways to say "Happy Birthday" in Polish. Yes, we wish the birthday boy or girl a hundred years of life!*












As you can see, the card is very "rainbow heavy", but what can I say - I love the rainbow theme on cards!

These cute bears were absolutely perfect for this project, and I love how the "Surprise" and "So much cake, so little room" sentiments show when the slider portion is folded - it gives the hint that there might be something hidden there! :o)

On the left side, where there are gifts and a lot of empty space, is where I'm going to write some of the wishes. The remainder will go on the back. 

I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. The feature I am most proud of is that the sliding panels correlate colour-wise with the front panel - have you noticed that? It's the little things, eh? :o) Also, each of the sliding panels has a golden element to it - I tried to keep that consistent also, as well as the whole colouring of the images. Truth be told, I am even happy with my colouring of the images - and that's not something I can say very often!

I am still hesitating whether or not I should embellish the front panel with some glitter/glossy accents, gems/sequins, etc, but for now I decided to keep it simple, and see what I come up in the coming weeks. What would you do? 


I am entering the card into the following challenges:
MFT 2018 Card Design Superstar - Innovation Master
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Pop it up (lots of foam tape between the layers of this slider!)

So there you have it! I will be working on making a tutorial for the quadruple slider card soon, as a few of you asked for it recently, but at the moment I am really a bit short for time. I'll do my best in the coming weeks!

Have a great week ahead,

Mirella

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14 September 2018

MFT Card Design Superstar 2018 - Clean and Simple Genius

Hello Everyone,

I am sure most of you are familiar with the annual MFT Card Design Superstar contest? If you are not, and you like creating with MFT products, check out the details here

Truth be told, I have never entered this contest before. I don't consider myself a "superstar", and maybe it's truly this title itself that intimidates me... However, this year, I decided to give it a go. At the end of the day, I lose nothing by entering, right? :o)

I have been practising the CAS (Clean And Simple) style for a while now, and whilst I don't always find myself creating in this style, I have enjoyed the process of trying it out and challenging myself, and I feel that a few of my most recent attempts were pretty decent. I am no longer petrified of the white space, ha! Therefore, against all odds, this is the category I am entering!

And here's the card I made:






I love the colours (which were inspired by my daughter's Duplo blocks!), the texture, the slight bit of dimension, and I am so super proud of myself for placing the little heart and the little bird within the letters "O" - doesn't this little birdie look super cosy there? And this idea goes so well with the theme of the card, which is "New Home"!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

MFT 2018 Card Design SuperStar - Clean and Simple Genius


Wish me luck!

Have a great day,

Mirella

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27 August 2018

Lucas is turning 3!

Hi Everyone,

I am sorry that I didn't get around to posting my further entries to the MFT Summer School Challenge - I got quite sick, and I didn't really have the chance to blog much. However, you can see them on my Instagram account :o)

Today, I want to share with you a card I made for a very special little boy - he's my friend's youngest son, and my older daughter's partner in crime! He's an absolutely adorable little man, and I simply had to make a card especially for him, now that he's turning 3 (seriously, where has the time gone?!).

I used Altenew goodies for the card, and even though I had a completely different design in mind when I sat down to make the card, I am really happy with where the creative process took me! It's funny how sometimes our ideas change entirely, once we sit down to craft! Or am I the only one who does that? 

The card is relatively simple, but I like how all the elements came together, and - of course - I can't stop playing with the wobbling element! I am pretty sure the birthday boy will like this part best, too!







I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Altenew - August Challenge
The Daily Marker Coloring Contest - Intermediate


Hope you have a great week,

Mirella

18 August 2018

Clean and Simple card with MFT Bitty Bears

Hi Everyone,

Today, I am back with another card that I made for the MFT Summer School. The homework this time was to create a project with a focal point. 

I went for a very CAS (Clean and Simple) style card, as I think these are best for showcasing focal points. The colours were inspired by the current MFT Colour Challenge, and between these two challenges, the idea for the card somehow came together really nicely :o)

I am really happy with how this turned out, and I love how sparkly and glossy the balloon is - it looks super cool in real life!





I am entering this into the following challenges:
Passion For Promarkers - Sparkle and Glitter
I love ProMarkers - Anything goes



Have a great weekend,

Mirella

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