MFT’s You Could Be A 2018 Card Design Superstar Challenge: Gill Friends Box Pop Up Card

It’s that time of year again! It’s the most anticipated card design challenge of the year.


I’ve been kind of MIA lately because I’ve been super busy with weddings but thankfully, I only have one more for this year then I’ll be done! I wanted to participate in this challenge and realized that the deadline was TODAY!!! As I’m writing this blog post, there’s only a half an hour left to submit so I’m trying to quickly write this blog post!

I’m a box card lady so naturally, I had to make a box card for this challenge like I did in 2017 and 2016.

So my current favourite and newest MFT stamp set is Gill Friends so I had to use it for this card. I’m also trying out a new colouring style. I’m currently obsessed with no line colouring. This is what I came up with:


Front of Card

Back of Card

If you’re unfamiliar with how to make a box card base, you can check out my Youtube video below:

In this card I used 4 slats in my box and my patterned paper is from MFT’s Sweet Sunshine 6×6 Paper Pack.


I’m just going to keep this post brief and list what I used so I can enter this card in time:

MFT products used:

1. Gill Friends Stamp Set
2. Otterly Love You Stamp Set
3. Mermazing Stamp set
4. Mermazing Die Set
5. Sweet Sunshine 6×6 Paper Pack

If I had coordinating dies for all my stamp sets, I would have definitely used them but I just have dies for Mermazing.

I used the following Copic Colors:
-Coral: YR09, YR07, YR04; RV19. RV14; Y08, Y06, Y02
-Seaweeds and Reeds: YG09, YG06, YG03; YG97, YG95, YG93
-Rocks: W5, W3, W2, W0
-Blue Angel Fish: B97, B95, B93, B91, W2, W0, 0
-Orange Clown Fish: YR07, YR04, YR02, W02, W0, 0
-Purple Clown Fish: BV17, BV13, BV02, W2, W0, 0
-Yellow Fish: Y06, Y08, Y02, B05, B02
-Puffer Fish: YR02, Y38, Y35, Y21, RV20
-Red Fish: R59, R29, R27, R22, W2, W0
-Black/Yellow Fish: Y08, Y06, Y02, W9, T7, W5, W3
-Small blue fish: B02, B00, B000

Most of the fish were adhered into the card on strips of acetate, while the rocks were adhered into the card with card stock tabs. Clear Wink of Stella was brushed onto all the fish.

The sentiment, “Birthday Fishes”, was heat embossed with WOW Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder.

You can check out the card in action here:


You can check out the card challenge

This card was also entered into Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge.

Wish me luck! Thanks so much for stopping by!

One thought on “MFT’s You Could Be A 2018 Card Design Superstar Challenge: Gill Friends Box Pop Up Card

  1. Mindy Baxter says:

    WOW! I just saw your video on instagram — you did an amazing job with this card. All of the fish are colored beautifully. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, Pop it Up Challenge!

    ♥ Mindy


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