It is that time of the year when most card-makers get nervous trying to come up with unique designs to join the MFT Stamps 2019 Card Design Superstar contest! I have entered the last two years but never won. There are so many amazing card-makers out there and the competition gets tougher every year. However, I think this is a great way to interact with a lot of people and I adore MFT Stamps for giving us a chance to show off our skills. For this post, I am entering the “Coloring Virtuoso” category.
To begin, I die-cut a piece of masking paper using a circle die and masked some A2-size Bristol smooth white card stock. I inked up this piece using some water-reactive inks. I used my distress sprayer to spray some water on my colored background and dabbed it dry with my paper towel.
I stamped the images from the Spooktacular Friends stamp set and colored them in with my alcohol markers. Since I didn’t have the coordinating dies for this, I used my cutter-bee scissors to fussy-cut the images. I also colored the border on the images with some T7 Copic marker. Since I have a night scene, I didn’t want the edges of the images to have some white border.
I die-cut some black card stock using the Tucked-In Turf and Grassy Hills Die-namics. I used my blending brush and some Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink by MFT Stamps to add some texture on the grass. Since I have a ginormous moon, I needed to make the grass look more realistic by having some light shadows.
I adhered my colored background on an A2 size card base. I foam mounted some of the grassy hills and started assembling my card. I stamped the tree image directly onto the foreground with some Versafine Onyx black ink. I then used my white gel pen to add some color to the ghost. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on the card with some Versamark ink. I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set this with my Wagner Heating tool. Here’s my card:
I don’t know about you but I think one of the most difficult part about creating a night scene is to make sure that the images pop against the dark background. This is the reason why I colored the edges with some dark marker. I wanted them to pop against the dark background but I didn’t want the white edges to stand out either. Here’s a closer look:
I hope you like my card today. If you would like to participate and have some fun, please visit their blog post here: 2019 Card Design Superstar Contest. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Have an amazing day and Happy stamping!