Hello! I’m back with my second entry for the MFT Stamps Card Design Superstar Contest. You can find my first entry here! 🙂 I’ve had this idea in my head for my second card and it took a little experimenting but I finally figured out how to bring my idea to life! 🙂
So at first it just looks like my dragon is just thinking about about blowing out the candles, right? But as you slide him towards the candles he actually blows them out one by one! 🙂
Isn’t he cute! And helpful, too! 😉
To create my card I stamped my dragon onto cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed him with clear embossing powder. I also stamped the smoke onto vellum with versamark and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I colored him with copic markers, added spectrum noir clear sparkle to his wings and belly, die-cut him, and then added glossy accents to the wings and belly and let it dry while I worked on the rest of the card.
Next I took a piece of watercolor paper and stamped the candles with versamark before heat-embossing them with white embossing powder. Then I smooshed peacock feathers, seedless preserves, and dusty concord distress ink across the panel. Once it dried I splattered the panel with a little water and blotted off the droplets after 15 seconds. Then I repeated the process but blotted off the droplets after a 45 seconds which created brighter spots. I also splattered a little clear shimmer spray across the panel for extra sparkle.
Then I die-cut the flames and the slider channel from the watercolored panel. I curved the sentiment on my acrylic block and stamped it below the slider channel with versamark before heat-embossing it with white embossing powder. I took a slightly larger piece of white cardstock and stamped the flames so that they’d line up with the flame die-cuts. To create my dragon slider I adhered the dragon to the slider element on one side and then adhered a piece of white cardstock to the other side of slider element that covers the flames from behind the watercolored panel as the dragon slides. Finally I added a double layer of foam mounting tape to the back of the watercolored panel and adhered it over the white panel. Using the foam mounting tape allows for a little more room so my dragon can slide easily to blow out his candles!
Eeek, I’m so excited that it worked! Wish me luck in the contest! There are some AMAZING designs in the collection so far! And don’t forget to enter…there’s still over a week left! 🙂
Thanks so much for visiting and have a wonderful day!
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