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MFT Stamps | October Outside the Box Card Challenge

October 16, 2020

MFT Stamps | October Outside the Box Card Challenge

October 16, 2020

Hello friends! It’s time for our next monthly Outside the Box Challenge! This month’s theme is about Halloween and/or Autumn-themed box cards. If you’ve never created box cards before, the new Outside the Box Die-namics makes is SUPER EASY! Box cards have always been a favorite card style of mine and my recipients always LOVE receiving this type of card. If you have some time in the next few weeks, I encourage you to come and play along! Click HERE for the challenge guidelines and project(s) link-up.

For my take on the challenge, I used the SY Spooktacular Friends Stamp Set to create a fun Halloween-themed card. I stamped all of my images with black ink onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock, colored them with Copic alcohol markers, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Copic Color Combos Used:

  • Haunted House: C2, C3, C4, C6
  • Oranges: Y35, YR04, YR18, E09
  • Mouse: W00, W0, W2, W4
  • Bunny: E40, E41, E42, E43
  • Purples: BV00, BV02, BV04
  • Owl: W0, W2, W4, W5

I then created my box card base using the amazing Outside the Box Die-namics and a piece of Black Licorice Card Stock. I can’t tell you how much time the Outside the Box and Outside the Box Grass Die-namics save! They’re totally worth every penny! I layered my side panels with some white card stock and then I blended some Distress Inks to make some bold color blends for the side.

I used the Outside the Box side panel die-namics (that come with the set) to cut out these ink-blended pieces and adhered them to the sides. Prior to adhering them, I both heat embossed my sentiment with Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and also stamped a spider and a web (from the Boo Crew Stamp Set) onto one of the side panels.

Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog for more challenge inspiration! 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!

  • Gaylynn October 16, 2020 at 2:46 PM

    Oh, wow. This really pops with the deep colors and shading. Loving the spooky little critters in there.

  • Patricia M Dugan October 17, 2020 at 6:53 AM

    So cute!!!!! And the spider coming down the side is so fun!!
    Love the colors you used too.

  • Jeanne October 17, 2020 at 7:58 AM

    What a spookilicious box card, Rachel! The colors are fantastic. So vibrant! And brings the scene to life. Your box cards never fail to delight. Wonderful coloring and attention to detail. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns October 23, 2020 at 12:12 PM

      Thank you so much, sweet friend! I always appreciate you stopping by! <3

  • Maureen Reiss October 17, 2020 at 1:24 PM

    Wow!!!! Gorgeous popping colors!! Super cute!!!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns October 23, 2020 at 12:12 PM

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

    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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