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MFT Stamps | Wednesday Sketch Challenge #503

August 19, 2020

MFT Stamps | Wednesday Sketch Challenge #503

August 19, 2020

Hello friends! It’s time for a brand new Wednesday Sketch Challenge from My Favorite Things! Come play along with us for a chance to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher! (Winner is chosen at random.) You don’t have to follow the sketch exactly, but rather come up with a design that the sketch inspires to you create!

Here is a look at this week’s sketch layout. Feel free to flip, rotate, and/or substitute the shapes for images! The goal is to unleash your creativity and just have fun!

For my take on the sketch, I created a beach scene using the newly re-released Seaside Seagulls (one of my favorites!). I stamped all of my images with Copic friendly Black Ink onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock, colored them with Copics, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Copic Color Combos Used:

  • Seagull’s Body: 0, C00, C0, C2, C4
  • Seagull’s Wings: C2, C4, C6
  • Beaks: Y11, Y15, V12
  • Wooden Buoy: E30, E23, E25

I set aside my seagulls to next create my background scenery. I trimmed a piece of smooth white card stock to 4″ x 4″ and blended the top portion lightly with some beautiful Sno Cone Premium Dye Ink. I then splattered this area with water, blotted it dry with a paper towel, and then splattered it again but this time with diluted Opaque White Paint. I then used the Beach Scene Builder Die-namics to cut some smooth white card stock. I blended the ocean area with some Summer Splash Premium Dye Ink and the beach area with both Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Inks.

Next, I stamped some birds onto my sky in black ink from the Party Like a Pirate Stamp Set. I assembled my card and added my seagulls with some 3D Foam Adhesive Tape. Lastly, I heat embossed my sentiment with Fine Detail White Embossing Powder onto a piece of Black Licorice Card Stock and then cut it out with one of the Skinny Strips Die-namics.

Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog for more sketch inspiration as well as the link to enter your challenge projects!

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!

  • Cheyenne Oliva August 20, 2020 at 1:17 PM

    Adorable card! Does MFT have a new sketch every week? I’d try to keep track of challenges and post them to my IG highlights for inspiration but it’s so hard to know when each challenge starts and ends!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns August 21, 2020 at 10:23 AM

      Thank you so much, dear Cheyenne! Yes! They do have a new sketch challenge every week that starts on Wednesdays at 12PM EST and ends every Tuesday so that a random winner can be chosen and announced the following day when the new sketch begins. If you go to the MFT Blog (, you can subscribe so that you get the notice of the new sketch in your email every Wednesday. 🙂

    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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