My Favorite Things – Beautiful Girl
I have had this set for a little while, so it seemed like a good idea to use it for my next entry in the MFT Card Design Superstar contest! I got a great idea for an interactive card using one of the MFT Blueprints, and I got cracking. This card took me a couple of days to get right. Lookie:
STINKIN’ CUTE! Then look what it does!
YAY! I was inspired by that jewelry box we all had when we were little, with the little ballerina that went SPROING when you opened it and started dancing! I scored the flap in the largest die in Blueprints 28 at 3/8″ and 2-1/4″ from the notched edge. I attached a piece I cut using one of the dies from Blueprints 13 (I cut it longer than the actual die by cutting a piece the width of the die and sliding part of it out of the straight end of the die so that only the curly end got cut) to the bottom, and then I had it slide out the top of the piece. When you pull up, it creates the little stage for your dancer!
When it’s opened, it catches nicely on the greeting inside and stays open until you lift it up slightly and pull it back in position.
I gently curved the Hello, Beautiful Girl greeting to fit the die from Blueprints 28. I used the Stitched Rounded Rectangles for the Happy Dance greeting. The card still opens in the usual way so you can write on the inside.
I colored my magical dancer with Copics and used clear Wink of Stella on the decorations in her hair, wings, and skirt. I love these patterns from the MFT Trail Mix 6 x 6 pad to make the perfect stage and curtain in the background. And you thought these were only for outdoorsy cards!
This detail is the reason this card took two days. Originally, I tried coloring in the flowers with white Wink of Stella, but that stuff is really hard to control, you can see it until it dries, and so I put on way to much trying to cover nicely. Then I tried to erase it off and abraded the card stock. So I stamped these again on Neenah White, colored them in with Copics, then cut them out by hand and glued them down with my Sakura Quickie glue pen. Then I covered them with clear Wink of Stella.
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