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MFT Stamps | August MFT & Friends

August 11, 2020

MFT Stamps | August MFT & Friends

August 11, 2020

Hello friends! It’s finally time to shop the August Release from My Favorite Things! I have one last project to share with you today featuring some of the amazing goodies from this new release. My card today features both the new Autumn Blessings Stamp Set along with the Lots of Leaves Cover-Up Die-namics.

I decided to create a fall shaker card using the gorgeous background die. To start, I first diecut my background die from Smooth White Card Stock. I then gently (and repeatedly) blended a mix of both Distress Oxide and Distress Inks to create what I hoped would look like a pile of multi-colored fall leaves. I first started with my Distress Oxide Inks. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, and Candied Apple. I then went back around some of the leaf edges and added some Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, and Fired Brick Distress Inks to add some areas of deeper color. Lastly, I then blended the outside frame of this cutout with some Ground Espresso Distress Ink to allow the inner leaves to really pop.

I then splattered this piece with water and blotted off the excess with a clean paper towel. Next, I spattered it again but this time I used a mix of diluted brown and gold watercolor inks along with some diluted Opaque White Paint for added texture. I set this piece aside to dry and then cut a piece of strong clear acetate to fit perfectly behind the frame of this leafy piece. I used a gorgeous sentiment from the Autumn Blessings Stamp Set and stamped it onto the center of the acetate using my MISTI and some black StazOn Ink for a nice crisp image.

Lastly, I used some skinny cuts of 3D Foam Adhesive Tape to provide room for my shaker embellishments and attached it all to a white 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ card base. I then added this entire piece to a brown A2 sized card base and voila!

Make sure to stop by each DT Member’s August MFT & Friends Post and leave a comment for a chance to win 1 of 2 $100 MFT Gift Vouchers! Head to the MFT Blog for a links to each post!

In case you missed any of my previous posts this week, click on any of the photos above for a closer look at each project and a list of all the products and colors that I used!

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

  • sabinevdk August 11, 2020 at 10:29 AM

    Very pretty Fall card!!! Love that you made it a shaker card.

  • Dj Rants August 11, 2020 at 11:03 AM

    Wow, love your coloring of this pretty leaf frame, fabulous!

  • Casandra Bennett August 11, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Yes to shaker cards for Fall. Love your beautiful ink blended leaves.

  • Cheryl b. August 11, 2020 at 11:44 AM

    Great idea for a shaker card! So elegant yet fun.

  • Linda M. August 11, 2020 at 11:49 AM

    Beautiful fall card! Love it!

  • Donna Gourley August 11, 2020 at 12:03 PM

    Very pretty card.

  • April Davis August 11, 2020 at 12:10 PM

    Gorgeous shaker card! Thanks for sharing.

  • Janae Pickett August 11, 2020 at 12:30 PM

    You used some of my favorite things; shaker cards and splatters. Love the colors and blending, too! Thanks!

  • Andre M. August 11, 2020 at 12:30 PM

    Fantastic bold palette on your fun shaker.

  • Lauryne Cunningham August 11, 2020 at 2:32 PM

    Wow! Gorgeous card! I love the splatters and how you colored the leaves!

  • Debby Green August 11, 2020 at 5:18 PM

    Awesome shaker card! Great idea! Beautiful!

  • Meghan Kennihan August 11, 2020 at 6:04 PM

    Such a GORGEOUS shaker! I LOVED all your projects this week!

  • Evs N August 11, 2020 at 6:17 PM

    Lovely, elegant card.

  • Ellen C. August 11, 2020 at 7:26 PM

    What a beautiful fall card!

  • Zlatka K August 11, 2020 at 7:56 PM

    Such a beautiful shaker card! Love the colors.

  • Lynn D. August 11, 2020 at 7:56 PM

    Great colors to shake things up.

  • Marisela Delgado August 11, 2020 at 11:10 PM

    Such a wonderful card!

  • Heidi Rees August 11, 2020 at 11:14 PM

    Beautiful Rachel! Love the colors and texture! Autumn is my favorite! The cool crisp air, the colors of the leaves! Great inspiration!

  • Paula Haller August 11, 2020 at 11:51 PM

    I’m in love with this Cover Up die and it looks so good as a shaker card. Beautifully colored/blended too.

  • Sherri priest August 12, 2020 at 1:47 AM

    very pretty color choices

  • marta August 12, 2020 at 2:35 AM

    ….a glittered shaker card….

  • Chandhini August 12, 2020 at 8:18 AM

    This autumn cover plate die looks great with those colors. Such a fun shaker card.

  • Robin Ridpath August 12, 2020 at 10:33 AM

    Gorgeous card! Your ink blending turned out beautifully!

  • Annalisa August 12, 2020 at 11:06 AM

    I’m so glad to see that someone used this die! It is beautiful, and your inking just makes it that much better. I especially like how the spatters give the leaves that look of dead bits that they get in the fall. That didn’t sound very complimentary, but I think that realism adds a lot of depth and beauty to this card.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns August 14, 2020 at 9:47 AM

      Thank you so much, Annalisa! That exactly the look I was going for, so I appreciate your sweet feedback! 🥰

  • Kristi H. August 12, 2020 at 12:03 PM

    Beautiful! I love seeing the Fall colors. Thank you for the inspiration.

  • Lisascreativeniche August 12, 2020 at 12:06 PM

    This is fabulous! I love the colors!

  • Christine Johnson August 12, 2020 at 12:44 PM

    Wow! Your shaker card is gorgeous! Beautiful coloring and splattering! Stamping the sentiment on the acetate makes it pop. Tfs Hugs and blessings, Christine

  • Rachel August 12, 2020 at 12:57 PM

    Beautiful! Love how you colored the leaves frame!

  • MyBonnetBee August 12, 2020 at 1:00 PM

    Such beautiful colors!

  • Sharon L Gullikson August 12, 2020 at 2:12 PM

    The way you colored the leaves is gorgeous. I like how they aren’t just one color each, but are blended like real leaves.

  • Jade August 12, 2020 at 2:28 PM

    What an amazing shaker card! The ink blending and colors are fantastic! I just love your card! Thank you for the inspiration.

  • Annette Snyder August 12, 2020 at 2:55 PM

    I love your shaker card!

  • Kim Salito August 12, 2020 at 4:44 PM

    Pretty card

  • Shar Zar August 12, 2020 at 6:10 PM

    Awesome combination of die and shaker. Great fall colors.

  • Mary-Anne V August 12, 2020 at 7:59 PM

    Beautiful fall the autumn leaves and the shaker element.

  • karen ba August 12, 2020 at 8:05 PM

    What a pretty shaker card!

  • Denise Bryant August 13, 2020 at 12:56 AM

    Love that awesome cover-up die! Gorgeous shaker card with such beautiful colors! Fabulous card!

  • Anushree Vaish August 13, 2020 at 2:59 AM

    Beautiful shaker card!!

  • Isabel Z August 13, 2020 at 7:19 AM

    This is absolutely stunning!

  • Sue D August 13, 2020 at 12:51 PM

    Beautiful Autumn shaker card.

  • Daria Zender August 13, 2020 at 1:39 PM

    Wow…when I make shakers, they fun cards. But, this one…absolutely gorgeous!!

  • Kelsey Thomas August 13, 2020 at 8:01 PM

    This is gorgeous!

  • Emma Sleppy August 13, 2020 at 8:36 PM

    Spectacular release and I love this awesome Fall Shaker Card!

  • Kathy Dippner August 13, 2020 at 9:31 PM

    Beautiful card! I really like this die for easy cards.

  • 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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