MFT: I Knead You

Are you all busy creating your entries for My Favorite Things 2017 Card Design Superstar contest? I know I am! And today I have my entry for the Innovation Master category. This card features an oldie but goodie from My Favorite Things – I Knead You.

MFT stamps: I knead you

This card was a bit of an engineering puzzle. First, I was deconstructing a “stationary” stamp to make the kitty move up and down. And second, the two slider elements I own are curved, not straight. I also wanted to keep this as single layer as could. It took all day. And more than one attempt.

MFT stamps: I knead you

But how cute is that kitty popping her head out of the box?!

So first, I stamped the kitty/box a few times – once so I could cut out the kitty, once so I could have a box front to pop out, and once so I could have a base on the card panel itself. I stamped all three with Distress Ink in Antique Linen for some no-line watercoloring and then painted away. I decided to make kitty look like my Ollie cat because he looooooves boxes. I also painted the background and foreground elements at this point. Like that little mouse house in the baseboard? I fussy cut the kitty and a box front to use as the dimensional elements.

Then I stared at everything trying to figure out how to move on to the next step: slider action. I ended up making my own slider channel with some scrap cardstock. I also cut a slit along the top front edge of the box so kitty’s gigantic head would fit. It’s not a super smooth slide, but it works. I loaded the watercolor paper with foam tape to give kitty some room to slide. I used foam tape to adhere the box front and “meow.” I trimmed the panel with some striped paper from the Free Spirit patterned paper pack and then adhered it to my top-folding A2 card base.

MFT stamps: I knead you

And there you have it, a makeshift slider card. Thanks for stopping by!