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MFT Stamps | January Outside the Box Challenge – Love is in the Air

January 22, 2021

MFT Stamps | January Outside the Box Challenge – Love is in the Air

January 22, 2021

Hello crafty friends! It’s time for one of my favorite challenges of the month! This month’s theme for the Outside the Box Challenge is LOVE. I initially thought of creating a red or pink Valentine’s themed card but I decided to change things up and go with more nontraditional colors.

To start my card, I first used the Outside the Box Die-namics along with some white card stock to make my card base. I next used the Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle Die-namics to cut a window in the center of my front panel. I adhered my card base together with some liquid adhesive and added 3 out of 4 sets waves using the Outside the Box Waves Die-namics. I also used one of the Ocean Wave Die-namics to create my own front-wave insert that stretched the entire front of my card base behind my windows. This was so that it looked like you were looking into a full panel of water instead of only half a panel like the pre-made inserts have.

All of my wave panels were cut from Neenah Smooth White 110lb Card Stock and blended with Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. I also added some greenery from the same card stock using the Fab Foliage Die-namics. I used some green Copic Markers (listed below) to color these pieces. My background sky was lightly blended with some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink.

All of my images from the BB Utterly Love You Stamp Set were stamped onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock, colored with Copic Markers, and cut out using the coordinating dies.

Copic Color Blends Used:

  • Otter on back left and front right: E31, E23, E25, E29
  • Otter on front left: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
  • Hearts: RV02, RV63, RV55, RV66
  • Green Foliage: YG01, YG06, YG17

Head on over to the MFT Blog for more challenge inspiration as well as a link to upload your challenge creations! Come play along for a chance to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher!

Thank you 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!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

  • Anne Sturgeon January 22, 2021 at 1:53 PM

    Otterly gorgeous… love this set and that you made the front panel see through. You are the queen of box cards, for sure.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns January 25, 2021 at 9:52 AM

      You are so sweet, Anne, thank you for such kind comments!

  • Kim F January 22, 2021 at 6:40 PM

    This is one of the cutest cards I have ever seen. I love it.

  • Andrea Lowcock January 23, 2021 at 5:11 AM

    Amazing, Rachel! Every time I go to order the “outside the box” dies something is out of stock. And … with postage to Australia so expensive … I really want to get it all together rather than separate orders. No one in Australia has the full range either … so I just continue to wait in hope that one day I will hit the jackpot and it will all be in stock on the same day!!! Hugs Andrea (enchantink_aus) xx

    • rachelalvaradodesigns January 25, 2021 at 9:55 AM

      Thank you, Andrea! Due to shipping costs, I would do the same thing! I hope that you are able to put your order in soon! You’ll have so much fun with the collection! 🙂

  • Jeanne January 23, 2021 at 7:24 AM

    This is adorable, Rachel! Great way to think “outside the box” on this outside the box challenge. 😉 The otters are so very cute. Your coloring is always wonderful. The hearts just pop! I like how you modified the panels, too. Excellent work all around. I always smile at your projects. Thanks for sharing.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns January 25, 2021 at 9:55 AM

      Thank you so very much, dear Jeanne! Hope you had a lovely weekend!

    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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