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MFT Stamps | Message in a Bottle Card Kit Countdown – Two Days to Go!

January 12, 2020

MFT Stamps | Message in a Bottle Card Kit Countdown – Two Days to Go!

January 12, 2020

Hello friends! I’d like to introduce to you the brand new Message in a Bottle Card Kit from MFT Stamps! This kit is super cute and so much fun to work with!

I created a fun little beach-themed shaker card today that features my message in a bottle front and center.

To start my card, I blended some Distress Oxide Inks for my background. I used the Drifts & Hills Stencil to first create my beach. I then masked off an area to blend my ocean and then used the Mini Cloud Stencil to blend in some clouds.

Next, I diecut an area in the center of my card using the Message in a Bottle Die-namics. I lined up this entire piece on an A2 sized (4.25″ x 5.5″) card base glued the negative piece from this cut (that had a portion of my background on it) to this base piece. I then placed some Mini Prills, my stamped sentiment, and a little star fish on top of this negative piece and then carefully glued my Message in a Bottle Shaker Pouch on top. Once dry, I then adhered the rest of my background to my base, laying it over the shaker bottle.

I then diecut a cork (from Cork Paper) using the Message in a Bottle Die-namics and attached it to the top of my shaker pouch with some liquid adhesive. I wanted it to look like the cork had come open so that it would show how “sand” got inside of the bottle. Next, I used the bottle base die to cut a bottle shape from clear acetate and I attached it above my bottle to look like my cork was actually sitting partially inside the bottle and not just on top.

I added a partial palm tree using the Beach Scene Builder Die-namics by cutting the palm tree from a piece of Smooth White Card Stock and then coloring it with Copics. I adhered this tree to the underside of a Stitched Rectangle Frame and used scissors to trim off any excess that stuck out from the outer edges of the frame.

The Message in a Bottle Card Kit will be available this coming Tuesday, January 14th, at 10 AM EST. Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog for more kit inspiration! Leave a comment there for a chance to win a $25 MFT Gift Voucher!

Thank you for dropping by! If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, please feel free to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a lovely day!

  • April Davis January 12, 2020 at 10:36 AM

    Your copic coloring is crazy beautiful and the background just makes the entire card amazing. I can on!y aspire to that. Kudos and thanks for sharing your talent!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns January 13, 2020 at 12:46 AM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comments, April! <3

  • gk January 12, 2020 at 10:48 AM

    Love how you created the background. Looks great!

  • PAMELA SABORI January 12, 2020 at 12:44 PM

    This is such an amazing card! Love how the beads look like they are falling out of the message bottle. The beachy scene is gorgeous!

  • Lucille Manos January 12, 2020 at 1:02 PM

    Love the sand! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Roberta Thome January 12, 2020 at 1:37 PM

    Oh my gosh, perfect beach scene…could almost feel the sand on my feet!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns January 13, 2020 at 12:48 AM

      Thank you so much, Roberta! I appreciate your lovely comments!

  • Rose M. Sohn January 12, 2020 at 2:17 PM

    What a great card! Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity with us!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns January 13, 2020 at 12:48 AM

      Thank you so much for stopping by, Rose! I appreciate your sweet comments! <3

  • Karen in Florida January 12, 2020 at 2:31 PM

    I LOVE your card! What a great idea for a get well or encouragement card.
    This is on my must-have list!

  • Emma Sleppy January 12, 2020 at 3:02 PM

    I just love this, It really sends a MESSAGE! LOL. perfect!

  • roni January 12, 2020 at 8:01 PM

    My favorite of all! So pretty!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Patricia Dugan January 13, 2020 at 6:17 AM

    MFT always comes up with such fun stamps, dies and ‘card parts’! They make card making so much fun and you have a wonderful imagination and talent! Thank you for sharing.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns January 14, 2020 at 9:07 AM

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Patricia! And I agree! MFT Stamps is always so creative with their products and designs!

  • MyBonnetBee January 13, 2020 at 6:42 AM

    Amazing card!! I love how you colored the sand and all the details!

  • Karen Green January 13, 2020 at 7:47 AM

    What a beautiful card. I can almost smell the ocean and feel the sand between my toes! Your coloring is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 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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