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MFT Stamps | October Release Countdown – Only 24 Hours to Go!

October 5, 2020

MFT Stamps | October Release Countdown – Only 24 Hours to Go!

October 5, 2020

Hello friends! There are only 24 hours left until the amazing October Release from My Favorite Things becomes available! I have two fun but simple cards to share with you today.

My first card features the new Polar Opposites Stamp Set combined with the new Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas Stamp. I stamped my two bears and their hats onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock, colored them quickly with Copic Markers, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Copic Color Combos Used:

  • White: 0, C00, C0, C2
  • Reds: R14, R46, R89
  • Blues: B000, B01, B04

I then trimmed a piece of Smooth White Card Stock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and blended it with some Distress Oxide Inks. I started with Broken China at the top of my card and blended downward to my lightest color, Tumbled Glass. I then masked off the area where I wanted to stamp my sentiment (with a piece of scrap paper) and splattered my background with diluted white and blue paints. Once dry, I then trimmed this piece with the A2 Stitched Rectangle Die-namics Set 1, stamped my sentiment, and added my images with 3D Foam Adhesive Tape.

For my second project, I created a fun shaker card that features the new Framed Greetings Cover-Up Die-namics combined with the Mini Merry Messages Stamp Set. For the coloring, I used a piece of red card stock and blended it with Candied Apple, Fired Brick, and Black Soot Distress Inks. Once dry, I then diecut it with the Framed Greetings Cover-Up Die-namics and then splattered it lightly with diluted Opaque White Paint.

I created a frame on a base 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of white card stock by adding thin strips of 3D Foam Adhesive Tape around the perimeter. Next, I added my embellishments and then my piece of acetate to hold in the embellishments. Lastly, I used liquid adhesive to add my Cover-Up piece on top of the acetate along with the center piece to which I had heat embossed the sentiment with Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.

Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog for more sneak peeks and release inspiration! Leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 MFT Gift Voucher!

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by! If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, please feel free to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

  • Maureen Hampshire October 5, 2020 at 11:16 AM

    Every day I look forward to seeing your beautiful cards! I now know I need that splatter stamp and I really like the dimension you used with shading on your gorgeous shaker card!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns October 11, 2020 at 10:21 AM

      Your sweet comments brought a smile to my face! Thank you so very much for such kind words; they really mean a lot! 🥰

  • Gaylynn October 5, 2020 at 12:52 PM

    Wow! These are both stunning. I really like your background and cover-up accents on each.

    • Patti Nienberg October 5, 2020 at 8:13 PM

      Your cards are always so gorgeous! Love the blue with the polar bears, and the red shaker card is so vibrant!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns October 11, 2020 at 10:22 AM

      Thank you so very much, Gaylynn! I appreciate all of your sweet comments!

  • Karen in Florida October 5, 2020 at 12:54 PM

    I love your Framed Greetings coverup card!!! Stunning! I’m not normally a “red person” but your card knocks it outta the park, especially with your additional coloring!
    What did you use for your shakers? They’re beautiful.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns October 11, 2020 at 10:33 AM

      Thank you kindly, dear Karen! They’re from Hobby Lobby. I bought them a few years back so I’m not sure if they make them anymore but they’re called “Make It Christmas” Red Gems (Item #5003413). I hope that helps! 🙂

  • April Davis October 5, 2020 at 1:39 PM

    Your backgrounds are always stunning and both cards are just great!

  • SueB October 5, 2020 at 1:44 PM

    Both cards are stunning. I always look forward to seeing your card designs.

  • Melanie Barrett October 5, 2020 at 11:59 PM

    Love both of your cards!

  • Jeanne October 6, 2020 at 7:46 AM

    Excellent work on both cards. The snowy background on the first one is fabulous! And the second card has such a rich and vibrant red! Love that it is a shaker, too. Very impressed, Rachel! Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

  • Maureen Reiss October 6, 2020 at 10:42 AM

    Beautiful cards!!!

  • Nancy Leppek October 6, 2020 at 10:00 PM

    You have so much talent! This is fabulous!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns October 11, 2020 at 10:35 AM

      You are so sweet, Nancy, thank you for such lovely comments! 🥰

  • Tracey Landt October 7, 2020 at 7:04 AM

    Such beautiful cards Rachel. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Keep well.
    T x

  • Marianne October 8, 2020 at 4:55 PM

    Love them both!

  • 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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