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MFT Stamps | Message in a Bottle Card Kit – Release Day!

January 14, 2020

MFT Stamps | Message in a Bottle Card Kit – Release Day!

January 14, 2020

Hello crafty friends! The new Message in a Bottle Card Kit from My Favorite Things is now available! I have had so much fun using this kit and have one more project to share with you.

I created an underwater scene today where I wanted it to look like the bottle had just been dropped into the ocean for its journey. I first created my card background by using the Sunrise Radiating Rays Stencil and blending a few Distress Inks onto a 4.25″ x 5.5″ sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock.

I kept my lighter colors toward the top of the water to reflect the incoming sunlight and blended with my darker colors toward the bottom of this panel. Once I had finished blending, I generously splattered this piece with water using a #4 paint brush. I let the water sit for about a minute before blotting it dry with a paper towel.

Once it was dry, I then used my Message in a Bottle Die-namics to cut out an area for my bottle. I trimmed another piece of white card stock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and lined it up under my top piece and then glued the negative piece from my bottle onto this sheet. I then adhered my shaker pouch to the top panel (the ink blended one) and then added some embellishments and my sentiment to the bottom panel as shown above. I then carefully adhered my ink blended panel to the bottom panel, lining up the bottle of the shaker pouch on top of the diecut bottle below.

I then added a little ocean scene using the Under the Sea Die-namics. For the bottom of the ocean floor, I had first diecut this piece from Smooth White Card Stock and then blended it with both Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Inks.

Lastly, I added some curious little fish from the Birdie Brown Gill Friends Stamp Set. I adhered them with some 3D Foam Adhesive Squares for some added dimension.

This fun kit is available at a bundle deal in limited quantities. For more kit inspiration, head on over to the MFT Blog.

In case you missed it, here’s a look at some other projects that I made using this kit. Click on either photo above for more details.

Thanks so much for stopping 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!

  • RedGem January 14, 2020 at 10:25 AM

    I just love your ink blending on this card. Looking forward to getting my kit!

  • Janis in ID January 14, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Wow!! What an awesome ray background!!! Love this gorgeous undersea scene for the bottle!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  • Isabel Z January 14, 2020 at 11:22 AM

    Oh my goodness, this is stunning!

  • Heather Mills January 14, 2020 at 11:24 AM

    Adorable!!! I LOVE your fabulous background; thanks for sharing how you did it!

  • Robin Ridpath January 14, 2020 at 11:31 AM

    Great card Rachel! I love that you can feel the movement of the bottle sinking. Did you use cork paper for your ‘cork’?

    • rachelalvaradodesigns January 19, 2020 at 9:12 AM

      Hi Robin! Yes, I did use cork paper! I’m sure there are other options out there but I used the cork paper from the Textured Surfaces Pack by Tim Holtz.

  • Sharon Gullikson January 14, 2020 at 11:32 AM

    Absolutely great job. The bubbles, the fish…everything

  • Jan Castle January 14, 2020 at 11:43 AM

    Beautifully done!!!!!

  • Lisa K January 14, 2020 at 11:47 AM

    Super card! Love the background and all the details you added.

  • Johanna Shepherd January 14, 2020 at 11:49 AM

    Absolutely beautiful card. I love the distressed background, so talented. Thank you for sharing it.

  • Kandice J January 14, 2020 at 11:54 AM

    Loving your card! So gorgeous and dynamic. Really beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  • Mary-Anne V January 14, 2020 at 12:13 PM

    I love how you created the rays of light reaching the ocean floor…fabulous card.

  • Gail Spresser January 14, 2020 at 12:28 PM

    Nice card – love you used cute fish! Great details on how you made the card – thank you!

  • Sandhya Iyer January 14, 2020 at 12:34 PM

    Love everything about this card as well as the other 2 cards using this kit! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Liz O. January 14, 2020 at 12:39 PM

    Love this card design Rachel, the background and the new bottle pouches are a really fun shape! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Cheryl b. January 14, 2020 at 2:28 PM

    Beasutiful card! Thanks for telling us the Oxide inks you used for the blending.

  • Deepa Lakshman January 14, 2020 at 2:49 PM

    I am loving the Radiating Rays stencil. It creates a wow look on your card.

  • Meghan Kennihan January 14, 2020 at 4:19 PM

    I LOVE how you did the water! Just beautiful little fishes and scene!

  • Anneleise Hampson January 14, 2020 at 5:32 PM

    What an amazing background you have created for your card. And thank you for such wonderful step by step instructions. Beautiful.

  • Dorothy A January 14, 2020 at 8:24 PM

    You did such a beautiful job on this card. Love the background, how you used the stencil to create sunlight. The bottle is darling, and I love the fish coloring. Thanks

  • Debby Green January 15, 2020 at 1:43 AM

    Love the sun rays coming down into the water. Great techniques!

  • Karthikha Uday January 15, 2020 at 9:40 AM

    Totally in lovvvve with your amazing background!! Fabulous card! <3 <3 <3

  • Lagene January 15, 2020 at 11:36 AM

    Awesome creation! I am loving this message in a bottle more each example that I see! I love your beautiful ocean scene with the light rays!

  • Wendi J January 15, 2020 at 2:50 PM

    Awesome scene. Love how you can see right thru the bottle. Great ink blending.

  • Jill D January 15, 2020 at 8:11 PM

    Your water is absolutely fabulous! Love it.

  • Sue D January 15, 2020 at 9:23 PM

    Love this awesome underwater scene.

  • Chandhini January 16, 2020 at 8:15 AM

    This under water scene is awesome, love the step by step instructions and pictures.

  • Dee Earnshaw January 16, 2020 at 11:47 AM

    oh wow this is stunning – LOVE how you have created the water effects:)

  • Stacey Kowbel January 16, 2020 at 12:38 PM

    Such a fun card! I love the rays of sun shining through the water!

  • Laura Capote January 16, 2020 at 1:24 PM

    This card is really beautiful. That background is amazing!!
    You always use stamps and dies in a very creative way! Love all your projects.
    The drops around the bottle; is it clear Nuvo drops?

    • rachelalvaradodesigns January 19, 2020 at 9:10 AM

      Hi Laura! Thank you for your sweet comments! I used Glossy Accents for the drops around the bottle but I believe that clear Nuvo drops would work as well!

  • Terrie D. January 16, 2020 at 5:30 PM

    Wow! Your card is so cool! I just love this underwater scene you created! Such a fun way to add the bottle, too. 🙂

  • Kimberly McField January 16, 2020 at 5:43 PM

    This card is STUNNING. I absolutely love everything about it. You also got an amazing amount of texture into the water and sand. Gorgeous!

  • 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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