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Mermaid for Each Other | MFT Stamps July Release Countdown – Day 1

July 8, 2019

Mermaid for Each Other | MFT Stamps July Release Countdown – Day 1

July 8, 2019

Hello everyone! The July Release from My Favorite Things will be available tomorrow, July 9th, at 10 AM EST! I have the sweetest group of mermaids to share with you today! The Mermaid for Each Other Stamp Set is filled with four adorable little mermaids and a bunch of cute sea accessories.

I created a fun little shakercard to share with you today featuring two of the mermaids and their little crab friend. I love that little crab so much that I made sure that he would fit into my card somewhere! To start, I first created an ink blended background by blending some Distress Oxide Inks onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock.

Distress Oxide Background Combo

  • Wilted Violet
  • Shaded Lilac
  • Peacock Feathers
  • Cracked Pistachio

When I had finished blending my ink, I then splattered some water onto my background with a #4 paint brush and let it sit for a minute before gently blotting it dry with a clean paper towel. This technique helps to give my background more texture and interest.

I stamped all of my images with Copic friendly Black Ink onto another sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and colored them with Copic Sketch Markers. I used the coordinating Mermaid for Each Other Die-namics to cut them out.

I used the Under the Sea Die-namics to diecut some ocean plants from white card stock and adhered them to the bottom portion of my card. For the shaker component, I diecut 7 frames from white card stock using the Stitched Rectangle Frames Die-namics. I used liquid adhesive to glue 6 of them together to create a clean frame for my embellishments. I filled my card with some Magestic Mini Sequins from Studio Katia as well as some white microbeads.

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Once again, make sure to stop by the MFT Blog for some more inspiration! Make sure to leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 MFT Gift Voucher!

Thank you so much for dropping by! I appreciate each and every one of your comments! If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don’t forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Happy card making!

♥ Rachel

  • Rose Mary Smalley July 8, 2019 at 4:13 PM

    Such an adorable Shaker card. I love shakers. The background with the sequins looks like water bubbles. Great job.
    Thank you so much for participating in this Fun Blog hop for MFT…..I loved seeing your cards everyday. Thank you!!!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns July 9, 2019 at 10:53 AM

      Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments that you left during this past week! You are so sweet! <3

  • Kristen July 9, 2019 at 3:27 AM

    I have loved all of your great ideas for this release, thank you so much for sharing them with us, this has been a lot of fun and I’m feeling very excited to get to the creating!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns July 9, 2019 at 10:53 AM

      Thank you so much, Kristen! I have greatly appreciated all of your sweet comments! Have fun creating! :0)

  • Dawn July 9, 2019 at 5:32 AM

    Just love the way this cards sends a refreshing message. Just want to join them in the refreshing waters. Great job

  • Meghan Kennihan July 9, 2019 at 10:10 AM

    Just the cutest! I LOVE how you color!

  • Adam July 10, 2019 at 1:05 AM

    Wowser! The splash of colour is so uplifting. The blending is flawless while the placement is darling. Shaker cards are my favourite to make – and receive! Just about when you’re done making a card, you figure adding a pocketful of happiness sprinkled with a handful of sparkle completes it! I love the end product of your card, Rachel. TFS. Cheerio from Australia.

  • Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.


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