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MFT Stamps February Release Countdown – Five Days and Counting!

January 30, 2020

MFT Stamps February Release Countdown – Five Days and Counting!

January 30, 2020

Hello friends! We’re kicking off the MFT Stamps February Release Countdown with a brand new stamp set from Birdie Brown! The Birthday Buds Set is filled with a bunch of cute images that you can add to your stash!

I created a fun birthday shaker card today that showcases a few of these images. To start, I first created my ink-blended background by trimming a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and blending it with some Distress Oxide Inks (Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, Mermaid Lagoon, and Cracked Pistachio). I used a #4 paintbrush to then splatter this piece with water. I let it sit for about a minute before taking a clean/dry paper towel to blot off any excess. Once finished, I then splattered this piece again with some diluted Opaque White Paint for some added texture and interest.

I used the Gift Box Cover-Up Die-namics to create a 4-paneled grid for the front of my card. I actually die cut 5 of these pieces and adhered them together with liquid adhesive to create a dimensional frame. I then glued this entire piece to the front of my card. Once the glue had set, I then added some shaker embellishments (Studio Katia Magestic 3M Sequins & Sparkling Crystals) and covered this entire piece with a piece of clear acetate. Lastly, I diecut one more Gift Box Frame to cover up my acetate and give a clean look to my shaker card.

I then added my images with some 3D Foam Adhesive Squares for some added dimension. Lastly, I heat embossed my sentiment with Fine Detail White Embossing Powder onto a strip of black card stock and adhered it to the front of my card.

Make sure to drop by the MFT Blog for more sneak peeks and release inspiration from the rest of the team! Don’t forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 MFT Gift Voucher!

Thank you 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!

  • Diane H January 30, 2020 at 10:20 AM

    Your card is amazingly adorable!! I love everything about it, and the colors and YOUR coloring is fabulous…love this set!!

  • April Davis January 30, 2020 at 11:19 AM

    Adorable! I am dying to try my hand at distress oxide inks. They really made that background pop. Thanks for sharing.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns January 31, 2020 at 10:12 AM

      Thank you, April! I love using Distress Oxide Inks and hopefully you will too! 🙂

  • Scraporcraft January 30, 2020 at 12:58 PM

    I like the blended background and the shaker element to this card.

  • Joan January 30, 2020 at 2:39 PM

    I love your card – the colors, 4 cutouts, and the animals are so cute. Just adorable!

  • Cheryl Stauffer January 30, 2020 at 3:39 PM

    Love the distressed oxide background and everyone loves shaker cards! Very nice

  • Angela January 30, 2020 at 4:11 PM

    OmG Rachel your card is so gorgeous, love the background and these little cuties from the new set.♥ This is my favorite set from today. Can’t wait to see more.♥

    • rachelalvaradodesigns January 31, 2020 at 10:14 AM

      Thank you so much, dear Angela! I appreciate your sweet comments! <3

  • Anne Sturgeon January 30, 2020 at 4:47 PM

    All those gorgeous colors… love these critters so much. I really thought you might do a box card with all these cuties. Great job!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns January 31, 2020 at 10:14 AM

      Thank you, Anne! I had considered doing one but opted for a shaker card instead at the last minute lol. 🙂

  • Melissa Leftrick January 30, 2020 at 5:43 PM

    Wow! Your colors are beautiful! Fun card!!

  • Julie Wexler January 31, 2020 at 12:35 AM

    Rachel I love the background color combo- just made a note for future reference as it’s a winner. Your setup for the animals is perfect, and in particular the pig and elephant brought back a Brady Bunch intro memory (like they are looking down and up at each other) that made me smile.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns January 31, 2020 at 10:17 AM

      Awww, thank you so much, Julie! I love your analogy! I see it too! 🙂

  • Laura Rozsonits January 31, 2020 at 1:37 AM

    Such a cute shaker card! Beautiful background.

  • Meghan Kennihan January 31, 2020 at 8:43 AM

    Gorgeous background blend!

  • 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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