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MFT Stamps | July Release Countdown – Halfway There!

July 4, 2020

MFT Stamps | July Release Countdown – Halfway There!

July 4, 2020

Hello friends! We are halfway through the July Release Countdown from My Favorite Things! I have a fun space-themed set to share with you today called Best Friends in the Universe.

I stamped all of my images with some Copic friendly black ink onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock, colored them with Copic Markers, and then cut the out with their coordinating die-namics.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Skin: E0000, E000, E11, E04
  • Purples: V000, V01, V15, V17
  • Oranges: YR00, YR04, YR07, YR18
  • Yellows: Y11, Y13, Y15, V12
  • Whites/Grays: 0, C00, C0, C2, C4
  • Teals: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG49

For my background, I used the outer stencil from the Rectangle Extraordinaire Stencil Set (one of my absolute favorites!) and blended the inside rectangle with Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, and Ripe Persimmon Distress Oxide Inks. I also added some Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink to the edges for darker border. I splattered this piece with water and then blotted it dry with a paper towel. Next, I splattered this piece again with diluted Opaque White Paint to resemble stars in the night sky.

Next, I trimmed this panel using one of the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics Set 1 and then adhered it to a top folding A2 (4.25″ x 5.5″) Card Base. I stamped my sentiment onto the bottom portion of my card with black ink and lastly attached my images with foam tape for added dimension.

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

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

  • Lynn D. July 4, 2020 at 11:59 AM

    Thanks for the copic tips. Your background is distinctive with that ripe persimmon in it.

  • April Davis July 4, 2020 at 1:05 PM

    Love the awesome blended background! Thanks for sharing.

  • Becky Turner July 4, 2020 at 1:09 PM

    Rachel – Your card is precious! I like the objects extending beyond the background and your color blending is beautiful! Great design! Thanks for sharing!

  • Sidelle Menon July 4, 2020 at 2:53 PM

    Lovely card, background looks fab!

  • Anne Sturgeon July 4, 2020 at 5:28 PM

    Rachael your background is so wonderful… love these cute space kids too. Thanks for sharing this.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns July 5, 2020 at 9:53 AM

      Thank you so very much, Anne! It’s such a fun stamp set! 🙂

  • Melanie Barrett July 4, 2020 at 5:36 PM

    Such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing Copic tips and colors!

  • Patti Nienberg July 4, 2020 at 9:45 PM

    Oh my! What a cheery colorful card! Your ink blending and coloring are amazing!

  • Tracey McNeely July 5, 2020 at 1:22 AM

    Rachel your sky is amazing, so cute!

  • Jeanne July 5, 2020 at 9:04 AM

    Your color choices and your coloring are out of this world, Rachel. That background/galaxy blows me away. 🙂 Your coloring is just so vibrant too. It makes your images come to life. Thanks for sharing!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns July 5, 2020 at 9:54 AM

      Thank you kindly, dear Jeanne! I appreciate all of your lovely feedback! <3

  • Lynn Hill July 5, 2020 at 2:11 PM

    I have one astronaut stamp set already, but the puppy astronaut and the sentiments on this set have put it on my wish list. Thanks for sharing such a nice card. I love the colors you used in your sky.

  • Johanna Rundell July 5, 2020 at 5:40 PM

    unique background and one that anchors the focal images.

  • 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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