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MFT Stamps | Wednesday Sketch Challenge #495

June 24, 2020

MFT Stamps | Wednesday Sketch Challenge #495

June 24, 2020

Hello friends! It’s time for a brand new Sketch Challenge from My Favorite Things! I had a lot of fun playing along with today’s sketch!

Here’s a look at the current sketch layout. You can also flip, rotate, or substitute shapes for images! Stretch your creativity and come play along for a chance to win a $50 MFT Shopping Spree!

To start my sketch, I first stamped the gorgeous new Coral Flair Background Stamp with Tropical Teal Premium Dye Ink onto a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Smooth White Card Stock. I then diecut a rectangular shape into the right side of this piece using one of the smaller stitched rectangles from the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics Set 2. In order to do this, I first cut out a smaller sized rectangle and then ran it through my machine again (lining up the sides evenly) so that my rectangle now stretched almost the entire length of my card.

Next, I cut some thin strips from a sheet of Tropical Teal Card Stock and adhered them to the front of my card with liquid adhesive. In order to get the strips to line up on both side, I glued the strip as a whole and then cut off the excess from inside the rectangular window as shown above.

I then stamped my mermaid image from the Birdie Brown Mermazing Stamp Set with black ink onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and colored her with Copic Markers.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Hair: E50, E53, E55, E57
  • Skin: E0000, E000, E21, E04
  • Tail: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG49
  • Orange: YR02, YR04, YR18

For my background, I diecut a piece of ocean floor with the Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics and blended it with Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink. I added some details with some brown Copic Markers and a White Gel Pen. For my ocean, I blended some MFT Premium Dye Inks (Sno Cone, Summer Splash, Tropical Teal, and Blueberry) and then splattered this blend generously with water for a textured look. Lastly, I heat embossed some ocean foliage and my sentiment and stamped some fish with some Tropical Teal Ink.

Make sure to head to the MFT Blog for more sketch inspiration and a link to enter your challenge projects!

Thank you 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!

  • Hanh June 24, 2020 at 12:26 PM

    Oh this is just as beautiful as ever, Rachel! Wonderful interpretation of the sketch challenge! Thank you for taking the time to share your colors! It’s always appreciated! 😊💕

    • rachelalvaradodesigns July 3, 2020 at 9:48 AM

      Thank you so much for stopping by, dear friend! I appreciate your lovely comments!

  • Jeanne June 25, 2020 at 7:45 AM

    Beautiful, Rachel. I love the colors you chose. Perfect for your little mermaid. And your coloring…fantastic, as usual. Thanks for sharing how you extended the rectangle and for sharing your color combos. I appreciate all the time and care you take with your projects and posts. Hugs!

  • 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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