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MFT Stamps | August Release Countdown – Four Days Left!

August 7, 2020

MFT Stamps | August Release Countdown – Four Days Left!

August 7, 2020

Hello friends! It’s day 4 of the MFT Stamps August Release Countdown! Today, I have a fun and spooky set to share with you today called Ghostly Greetings. This set is perfect for those of you that like to make Halloween cards/goodies or for making cards for those who love to celebrate the day.

I made an A2-sized, open-front box card today that I wanted to look like a spooky cemetery. In a way, the box itself also looks like a tombstone. I first started by stamping my images with black ink onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I then colored them with Copic Markers and used the coordinating Ghostly Greetings Die-namics to cut them out.

Copic Color Combos Used:

  • Ghost: 0, C00, C0, C2, C4
  • Tombstones: W00, W0, W2, W4

I used a sheet of Gravel Gray Prestige Card Stock for my card base and layered it with both white and ink-blended card stock. For my ink-blended background, I used Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Hickory Smoke, and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks. I had diecut a circle from masking paper for my moon prior to blending the background with ink and then colored in the moon with cool gray Copic Markers (0, C00, C0, C2, C4).

I added a rickety black fence by diecutting the new Spooky Fence Die-namics from a piece of Black Licorice Card Stock. For my grass, I diecut some heavy vellum paper using the Grassy Fields Die-namics. I love the frosted look that it gives the grass. It’s very subtle in the photos but when looking at the card in person, it’s a pretty neat effect. Next, I blended some Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks for my side panels and stamped a fun sentiment from the new Sassy Pants Spooktacular Stamp Set with black ink. Lastly, I added a spider web for added interest in the background from the new Boo Crew Stamp Set and attached my bats with some pieces of clear acetate to make them look like they were flying.

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  • Marsha Freer August 7, 2020 at 10:44 AM

    Love your fabulous card/project, Rachel! Can you please share how you made the open-front box?

    • rachelalvaradodesigns August 7, 2020 at 1:30 PM

      Thank you, Marsha! I cut the background piece to 3.5″ (wide) x 4.25″ (tall) and attached it to a strip that I cut at 8.5″ long by 1″ tall. I scored that strip at .5″, 2.5″, 6″ ,and 8″. I used the two half inch tabs on both ends of this strip to attach it to the 3.5″ x 4.25″ background piece. Inner shelves measure at 4.25″ wide x .75″ tall and scored at 3.8″ from each end. It’s really super easy even though it might sound difficult. Hope that helps!

  • KarenR August 7, 2020 at 10:54 AM

    Wow…what a phenomenal project! Love the colors, ink blending and all the details!

  • April Davis August 7, 2020 at 11:08 AM

    You always blow me away with your cards and this one is spook-tacular! Thanks for sharing your talent.

  • Casandra B. August 7, 2020 at 11:21 AM

    What a fun card for display! Spooktacular.

  • Anny Hale August 7, 2020 at 11:29 AM

    Rachel as usual your creation is inspiring. Love the ink background and I just love everything about it!

  • Joan August 7, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Your card is so cool and spooky. Love how it stands up, too. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Alice Zimmer August 7, 2020 at 2:48 PM

    Box cards are my favorite to make. I love the greens of your card. Very bright.

  • Heike Carlson August 7, 2020 at 3:17 PM

    Love this! Very clever.

  • Lynn D. August 7, 2020 at 4:15 PM

    Fun non traditional colors for The Halloween Birthday cards I have to make.

  • Margarita Navarro-Rivera August 7, 2020 at 4:15 PM

    What a fantastic card!

  • SueB August 7, 2020 at 11:09 PM

    WOW..super cute card.

  • Jeanne August 8, 2020 at 8:20 AM

    Terrific card, Rachel. I think that background color is perfect for your spooky cemetery! It’s bright, but just a bit spooky, too. And it shows off your great coloring! I always really enjoy your box cards, in whatever form you make them. You are so talented! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns August 8, 2020 at 10:08 AM

      Thank you for such sweet comments, dear Jeanne! Hope you have a wonderful day! 🥰

  • Nandini Karmarkar August 8, 2020 at 8:58 AM

    Cute card!

  • Sandra Bonagura August 9, 2020 at 8:02 PM

    you are amazing! I love all the things you come up with … very nice!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns August 10, 2020 at 10:05 AM

      Awww, you are so sweet, Sandra, thank you! I appreciate your lovely comments! ❤️

  • Shar Zar August 12, 2020 at 6:15 PM

    Captivating card design.

  • 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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