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MFT Stamps | January Release Countdown – Five Days to Go!

January 7, 2021

MFT Stamps | January Release Countdown – Five Days to Go!

January 7, 2021

Hello friends! We’re kicking off the January Release Countdown with a brand new stamp set from Birdie Brown! I fell in love with this set immediately! The “Hug It Out” set is sure to tug at your heart strings with all of its adorable images!

I created a whimsical single layered card today with one of the images from this set. To start, I first trimmed a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock to 4.25″ x 5.5″. I then stamped my image on the card front and then stamped it again onto a sheet of Gina K. Designs Masking Magic Sheets. Next, I fussy cut this piece from the masking paper and then placed it directly on top of the same image on the front of my card.

With my mask in place, I then blended both a a grassy area and blue sky background with both Shabby Shutters and Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Inks respectively. I then splattered each area lightly with some diluted opaque white paint. I also added some diluted green watercolor splatters in the grass and diluted blue watercolor splatters in the sky. Next, I removed the masking paper and allowed my card to dry completely before coloring the image with Copic Markers.

Copic Color Blends Used:

  • Bear: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
  • Raccoon: W2, W4, W6, W8
  • Bunny: W00, W0, W2
  • Squirrel: E31, E23, E25, E29
  • Owl: E51, E53, E55
  • Fox: YR00, YR07, YR18, E09, E50, E51, E53

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

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

  • Casandra Bennett January 7, 2021 at 10:33 AM

    So, so sweet. I love your coloring and your ink blended backgrounds are my fave. TFS.

  • Lori McCarthy January 7, 2021 at 11:29 AM

    You’ve captured all the colors perfectly for these cute little critters! Thank you for listing the colors for us wanna-bes! 🙂

  • Brenda McKinley January 7, 2021 at 2:39 PM

    So cute and really like the unique polka dots for background!

  • Giselle D. January 7, 2021 at 3:39 PM

    MFT sure knows how to tug at my heartstrings! Your card is so sweet. Your colouring is awesome and brings the illustration to life!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns January 9, 2021 at 2:51 AM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comments, Giselle! 🙂

  • Anne Sturgeon January 7, 2021 at 3:57 PM

    Don’t these guys just make you smile… what a big hunk of love. Perfect for everyday or especially nice for Valentines. Great job!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns January 9, 2021 at 2:50 AM

      Thank you so much, Anne! Yes, they definitely make me smile too! 🙂

  • Karen Walker January 7, 2021 at 7:20 PM

    One word: fabulous! I love the way you created the background, and that stamp is wonderful!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns January 9, 2021 at 2:50 AM

      Thank you kindly, Karen! I agree! This stamp is just the cutest!

  • Jeanne January 8, 2021 at 7:14 AM

    Fantastic! Something we need about now, that is for sure. What a delightful image, colored wonderfully. Happy New Year, Rachel. I am very thankful for the bright spot you provide with your fabulous talents.

  • NatQuebec January 8, 2021 at 10:20 AM

    This card and this stamp set are soooo cute 🙂

  • Kristen Snoozy January 8, 2021 at 11:35 PM

    Love your shading and card, thanks for the inspiration!

  • Sandra Swayze January 9, 2021 at 11:16 AM

    Great coloring. Very cute!

  • Laura Rozsonits January 9, 2021 at 2:34 PM

    Such gorgeous coloring and what a sweet card!

  • Johanna Rundell January 10, 2021 at 2:38 PM

    That background is clever and works perfectly for the focal image.

  • Sallie Patterson January 11, 2021 at 1:24 PM

    Wow! Your background and copic coloring is amazing

  • Heidi Rees January 14, 2021 at 2:24 PM

    Wonderful card Rachel! The colors are great and the sweet hugging critters!

  • 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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