Sunday, September 17, 2017

Let's Do the Conga with MFT Princesses!

I have a pop-up card to share today that I made with the MFT Card Design Superstar Contest in mind.  This is the inside of the card, and these princesses are on their way to the castle via conga line!
Here's a close-up of the princesses.  They are a nod to Sandy Allnock and her human rainbow.  It is the same stamp image used for each girl, and I give details about the Copic colors I used on each girl below.

Here is a little more detail on the bridge dimension:
The card, of course, closes flat, and here is the front design:
It was so much fun playing with different skin color and hair styles!  Here's a close up of each girl:


If you're interested in the process, I took several photos along the way:
First, the pop-up elements were die cut and the water, sky, and bridge support were inked.
Second, I added the cobble walkway (Copic free form rock shapes), the back of the bridge, and the clouds.
Next came the back towers and the front wall.  The arches were die cut using the castle door die.
Finally, I attached the front towers, and voila!  We have a bridge!  The girls were adhered together to form their conga line, and attached with a scored piece of cardstock to the bridge.  Sort of like a long L bracket.

I felt like a civil engineer designing my little paper pop-up!  It was so much fun, and a great way to display that rainbow of princesses.  I will enter the card into the Innovation Master category of the MFT Card Design Superstar Contest.

Stamps:  MFT Once Upon A Time, Polar Bear Pals (sentiment)
Dies:  MFT Celebrate, Friend, Castle, Pop-up Elements Narrow, Stitched Cloud Edges
Stencils:  MFT English Brick, Radiating Rays, Mini Cloud Edges
Ink:  DI Iced Spruce, Weathered Wood, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Archival Jet Black, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  MFT Berrylicious, Neenah Solar White
Other:  Wink of Stella Clear, Clarity Stencil Brush, ink blenders, MISTI
Copics:  C0, 1,2,3, W00, 1, G12, RV66, Y19 (cobblestones and outer castle)

Copic List for Princesses:
Girl in Yellow Dress - skin: E000,53, BV000, R00, hair: E30,31,33,35,37, dress: Y11,13,15,19
Girl in Red Dress - skin: E13,57,49, hair: 100, E18,23,27,79, dress: R00, 32,35,37
Girl in Green Dress - skin: E000,00,93, V12, R20, hair: E13,15,18,97 dress:  YG0000,21, 23, 25
Girl in Aqua Dress - skin: E50,51,53, B91, hair: 100, C3,7,BV04,13,23, dress: BG10,11,13,15
Girl in Blue Dress - skin: E23,25,27 hair: 100, C6, B21,24 dress: B000, 00, 12,14,16
Girl in Orange Dress - skin: E000,00,11, R20, hair: E51,53,Y23,26,32, dress: YR61,65,68
Girl in Purple Dress - skin: E11,33, V15, hair: E35,37,39,49,79, dress: V01,04,09,15

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful day.  If not, maybe try the conga!
Kara Lynne


  1. Wow! This is adorable and so very clever! Best of luck!

  2. Way cool. Just way way cool. Love it. I see another win in your future!

  3. Wow, Kara Lynne ... brilliant engineering ... fantastic colouring ... and just so cute! I'm thinking winner! Hugs, Anita :)

  4. Amazing Kara! I'd definitely vote for a Conga of Princesses! Love it!

  5. This is definitely a WINNER in my book! Absolutely amazing Kara! Your conga line of princesses is FABULOUS and beautifully colored and I can't even describe how fantastic your castle is! What a work of he(art) it!! :0)

  6. Wow!!! A superstar card for sure, Kara! Love the line of cute and adorable! And, the coloring on each of them is fabulous!!!

  7. And another masterpiece! You are rising the bar!!!

  8. WHAT!! OMG! This is terrific!! I have scrolled back and forth so many times... Well done Kara,your are so talented and I really hope you have success in the competition

  9. LOL, your card is so funny and well-made! Good luck in the challengem Kara! ^_^

  10. Oh wow this is soooo clever Kara and such fun too :)
    Jenny x

  11. So fun! What a darling pop up card!