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MFT Stamps | September Release Countdown – Four Days to Go!

September 4, 2020

MFT Stamps | September Release Countdown – Four Days to Go!

September 4, 2020

Hello friends! We are on day 4 of the September Release Countdown! I have a pair of cardinals to share with you today from the new Christmas Cardinals Stamp Set! I combined this set with the new Buffalo Plaid Background Stamp.

To start, I first stamped my two cardinals and their branches with Copic friendly black ink onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used my Copic Markers to color them with.

Copic Color Blends Used:

  • Top left cardinal: R14, R29, R59
  • Bottom right cardinal: R35, R37, R39
  • Christmas Hats: R14, R29, R59
  • Greens: YG01, YG07, YG17

I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and set them aside to work on my background. I absolutely love the new Buffalo Plaid Background Stamp. It adds so much interest and is so simple to use. I cut a piece of Smooth White Card Stock to 4.5″ x 5.75″ and stamped my buffalo plaid background with Field Day Premium Dye Ink. I then trimmed it down to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and set it onto a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Field Day Prestige Card Stock.

Next I diecut a piece of Smooth White Card Stock using one of the stitched rectangles from the A2 Stitched Rectangle Die-namics. I lightly blended the center of it with some Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink and splattered it lightly with diluted Opaque White Paint. I then layered this piece with a piece of Wild Cherry Prestige Card Stock, stamped my sentiment, and then adhered the rest of my card together as shown.

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  • April Davis September 4, 2020 at 10:50 AM

    Love the bright green with the darker red tones. It really makes the image pop! Thanks for sharing.

  • Diane Hover September 4, 2020 at 3:21 PM

    Fabulous card with the cutest then ever birdie and great background!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns September 5, 2020 at 11:19 AM

      Thank you so much, Diane! I LOVE that background stamp. I can’t wait to used it in other colors! 😊

  • Lynn D. September 4, 2020 at 5:23 PM

    I saw the rich tones of the cardinals on the rollout email and knew it was you Rachel before even seeing your name. Reds are difficult, but not for you. Another beautiful card.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns September 5, 2020 at 11:20 AM

      Awww, that’s so sweet of you to say, Lynn, thank you! ❤️

  • SueB September 4, 2020 at 9:33 PM

    Love your colorful card.

  • Jeanne September 5, 2020 at 8:10 AM

    Look at the vibrant color. So much depth! Wow, Rachel, your coloring skills are so top notch! Beautiful card. Hugs!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns September 5, 2020 at 11:20 AM

      Thank you so very much, dear Jeanne! Sending hugs right back at you! ❤️

  • Maureen Hampshire September 5, 2020 at 11:06 AM

    Such bright happy colors!

  • Rose Kerry September 5, 2020 at 11:34 AM

    Love those chubby little cardinals. That plaid background really makes the card POP, thank you for sharing.

  • Maureen Reiss September 5, 2020 at 12:23 PM

    Amazing card!!! Love these birds!!!!

  • cat September 5, 2020 at 1:24 PM

    Awesome coloring and the green plaid is so refreshing.

  • Lynn Hill September 6, 2020 at 1:20 PM

    I love the buffalo plaid background. I saw a couple of other people used it and thought it was a paper pad. I just realized when looking at yours that it’s a stamp. So cool! That way I could make it any color I want and it can directly tie in to my images. Thanks for sharing.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns September 7, 2020 at 10:19 AM

      Thank you so much, Lynn! Yes! I love this background stamp SO much! It’s really eye-catching. 🙂

    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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