Sunday, September 17, 2017

MFT 2017 Card Design Superstar Challenge - Innovation Master

Friday I looked through my My Favorite Things stamp sets to see if any ideas sprang to mind.  When I ran across my Magical Dragons stamps I knew exactly what I wanted to create.  I would use my Castle Die-namics to create a 3D Castle with a pop-up style box as my inspiration.  It took two tries for me to get the size of the castle right.  The first one was too tall and not wide enough to hold the 4 turrets I imagined.

After I got the size right, I used my MFT English Brick Wall stencil to add detail to the castle walls.  I used the border die in the Castle Die-namics set to add some detail to the top edge of my castle.  Then I cut out 16 of the bigger turret dies to create my 4 3D turrets.  I cut the top off of half so that they would meet together easier.  All of these got brick wall stencil detail as well.  I used the window cutouts from these turrets to add windows to the main portion of the castle.  I cut out castle doors in brown.  I thought they should be wood doors.

I colored all the dragons, the knight, and the princess with Copics and fussy cut them to add to my castle.  I used a strip of acetate to make the one dragon fly over the castle.  I chose the sentiments, gold heat embossed, for a friend who was recently in the hospital.  I know this card will make her smile.  At the last minute I decide my castle should have some flags to finish it off.


My Favorite Things:  Magical Dragons Stamps, Castle Die-namics, English Brick Wall Stencil