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MFT Stamps | October Release Countdown – 5 Days and Counting!

October 1, 2020

MFT Stamps | October Release Countdown – 5 Days and Counting!

October 1, 2020

Hello friends! We’re kicking off the October Release Countdown from My Favorite Things with two new stamp sets from Birdie Brown! The first set that I wanted to share with you is the Holiday Penguins Stamp Set. I love how cute these little penguins are! I stamped all of my images onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock, colored them with Copic Markers, and used the coordinating Die-namics to cut them out.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Warm Grays: W00, W0, W2, W4
  • Black: W5, W7, W9
  • Reds: R14, R46, R89
  • Blues: B000, B01, B04, B06
  • Greens: YG01, YG07, YG17, YG67

For my background, I blended some Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Inks onto a piece of Smooth White Cardstock and splattered the blended area with both Opaque White Paint as well as diluted blue watercolor paint. I diecut a snowy drift from white card stock using the Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics and stamped my sentiment on the lower right corner with black ink.

For my next card, I used the new Virtually the Best Stamp Set combined with the Let’s Connect Die-namics. This set is perfect to create cards for all of those hard-working teachers that are doing their best to keep our children educated during these crazy times.

I first stamped my teacher and two students onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and then used the Let’s Connect Die-namics to cut them out inside the talk bubbles and computer screen. I then colored the images with Copic Markers before putting the rest of the computer together.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Skin (Girl): E11, E13, E04
  • Skin (Teacher & Boy): E0000, E000, E21, E04
  • Hair (Girl): E35, E57, E29
  • Hair (Teacher): E50, E53, E57
  • Hair (Boy): E41, E42, E44
  • Reds: R14, R46, R89
  • Greens: YG01, YG06
  • Browns: E31, E23, E25

Lastly, I lightly blended some Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Inks in the center of my card front, stamped my sentiment, and added my images with some 3D foam adhesive tape for added dimension.

Here’s another example of how you can used the Let’s Connect Die-namics. I simply drew two lines onto the screen, creating 4 areas for the students “attending” the class, stamped in their faces, and then colored them. For the teachers, I combined some coloring along with some paper piecing. I used some patterned paper (paper pads used shown in links below) to create some texture to 3 of the teacher’s outfits. I added some shading to these pieces with some warm gray (W00, W0, W2) Copic Markers to give them some added dimension.

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

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

  • Heidi Rees October 1, 2020 at 10:17 AM

    Great cards Rachel! Love the texture on the tree and those adorable penguins! Love the teacher set, they are such amazing people having to teacher during all this, so great to honor them! Great inspiration! As always, love your talent! Take care stay healthy my friend!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns October 2, 2020 at 10:22 AM

      Thank you for such sweet comments, my friend! I love both of these sets too! Hope you stay safe and healthy as well! ❤️

  • Emma Sleppy October 1, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Darn Tootin’ Cute!

  • Vera Yates October 1, 2020 at 10:59 AM

    Awesome cards, Rachel. Especially your penguins one is so adorable!

  • Sherri Little October 1, 2020 at 10:59 AM

    I like the blending and splattering in the backgrounds.

  • April Davis October 1, 2020 at 11:41 AM

    Both cards are awesome! Your coloring is fabulous. I am partial to penguins so that is my favorite for sure.

  • Rose Kerry October 1, 2020 at 12:14 PM

    Wow, so much cuteness. Love all the coloring and the teacher cards are perfect for 2020! Thank you for sharing.

  • Frances Sheegog October 1, 2020 at 3:21 PM

    Can I just say that I love how you showcased all the penguin images (and the tree)! I’m trying to figure out how you got all the images to stand. (Hmmm…) I also like the patterns on the teachers’ clothing? Was it patterned paper or simply drawn on? That detail really kicks those images up a notch. Thank you for sharing!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns October 2, 2020 at 10:25 AM

      Thank you, Frances! I used patterned paper for the teacher’s clothing. I updated my blog so you can see which paper packs I used in case you were interested. Have a lovely day! 🤗

  • Gaylynn October 1, 2020 at 4:32 PM

    Oh my goodness Rachel, these penguins look adorable dancing in the snow. Beautiful work.

  • SueB October 1, 2020 at 8:59 PM

    Great cards. Great job on the coloring.

  • Sumbal83 October 1, 2020 at 10:45 PM

    I love all the cards but my favorite one is the one with Santa’s legs hanging in the fireplace. I love Christmas cards!

  • Melanie Barrett October 2, 2020 at 12:32 AM

    Rachel, your cards are always so eye-catching!

  • Jeanne October 2, 2020 at 7:29 AM

    The penguins are SO cute! Birdie Brown knows how to make appealing images and you sure know how to color them up! The remote learning card is fabulous as well. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

    • rachelalvaradodesigns October 2, 2020 at 10:26 AM

      Thank you so much, sweet friend! Wishing you a lovely day! 🤗

  • Maureen Reiss October 2, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    These are just too Cute!!! I love the texture you created on the tree!!!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns October 3, 2020 at 10:11 AM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comments, Maureen! <3

  • Maureen Hampshire October 5, 2020 at 8:05 AM

    Rachel, you’re cards are such an inspiration for me, I look forward to them each time you’re in the hop!

  • 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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