Monday, September 17, 2018

MFT Dance & Twirl

This is the first year I have plucked up enough courage to enter my cards in to the My Favorite Things 2018 Card Design Superstar. This year I thought 'WHY NOT??'

So here is my entry into the Innovation Master Category:

So this category had me a little baffled for a while. I didn't want to do the regular slider, lift the flap, pop up card that I have seen lots of people doing - I wanted to do something different. When I was looking through my MFT goodness, I spotted the 'Tu-tu Sweet' Pure Innocence girl and had a sudden flash of inspiration - she would make the perfect spinner card! And so the idea was born!

I began by stamping out the image, and also stamping out a 'mirror image' for the back of the spinning girl. I used a mirror image stamp to make this - not the perfect stamp of the image but I used a black ink pen to add in any lines that were dull or missing. I colored both of these images using prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut them out.

I used some 'Cotton Candy prestige cardstock to cut out the front panel of the card, using the rectangle die-namic from 'Blueprints #21' (now retired). I then used the 'Inside/Out Stitched rectangle STAX' die-namics' to cut out the window in the card.

I used the heart stamp from the 'Love is in the mail' stamp set and stamped in Versamark Watermark ink all around the pink frame to create a background pattern. I then heat embossed this with clear embossing powder.

I stamped the sentiment from the 'Tu-tu Sweet' stamp set in black ink and then heat embossed this with clear embossing powder to make it pop.

I then used some fine fishing line and stuck it vertically to the back of one of the dancers. I then adhered the other dancer onto the back, so there is an image on both sides when the card is spinning. I then attached this fishing line to the back of the top and bottom of the pink frame.

I took a standard A2 top folding card base and cut a window out of the from, using the 'Inside & Out Stitched rectangle STAX' die-namics - lining it up with the pink panel and window already cut out.

I then attached the pink frame onto the card base, making sure to line up the windows.

I finished the card off with some of the bubblegum paper from the 'Country Flair Plaid' 6x6 paper pad (now retired) inside the card - giving the image a pop of color in the background.

I am adding this to the Innovation Master category of this years 2018 Card Design Superstar contest.

Fingers crossed.
Thanks for looking & happy crafting x

Pure Innocence Tu-tu SweetHeavyweight Card Stock Cotton CandyDie-namics Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAXLove Is in the Mail


  1. This is beautiful, Kerys! 😍 Such a great idea with the spinning ballerina! Thanks so much for playing along!

  2. Kerys, I'm SO GLAD you entered!!! i chickened out. . .well, ya know, it's too early in my public crafting career. that and the timing just wasn't right. but YOU!! YOUR CARDS are beautiful!!! Best of Luck and much joy!! Cindyellen