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MFT Stamps | February Slimline Challenge – Birthday Wishes

February 18, 2021

MFT Stamps | February Slimline Challenge – Birthday Wishes

February 18, 2021

Hello friends! It’s time for a brand new Slimline Challenge from My Favorite Things! This month’s theme is all about creating slimline cards with birthday themes. Come play along for a chance to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher! (One winner will be chosen at random.)

I created a one-layered birthday scene today using the adorable BB Space Explorer Stamp Set. This set is one of my absolute favorites because my husband is an aerospace engineer and my family loves anything to do with outer space exploration and research. If you’ve been following along on the news, NASA’s Perseverance rover (which launched almost 7 months ago) is only hours away from its exciting attempt to land on Mars!

To start my card, I first trimmed a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock to 3.5″ x 5.5″ and stamped my images onto it with black ink. I then stamped my images again onto a sheet of Gina K Designs Masking Magic Sheets and fussy cut them so that I could then temporarily place them over top of their exact images onto my card base. Once all of my masks were in place, I then blended my background with some Distress Inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot for the edges.)

With my masks still in place, I then splattered the background with some water with a size 4 round paint brush and quickly blotted it dry with a clean paper towel. Next, I splattered the background with diluted opaque white paint to resemble stars. I then removed my masking pieces, allowed my background to dry, and then colored my images with Copic Markers. Lastly, I heat embossed my sentiment with Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and added some details onto my background with a white gel pen.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Skin: E0000, E000, E11, E04
  • Reds: R14, R46, R89
  • Greens: YG01, YG06, YG17, YG67
  • Yellows: Y11, Y13, Y15, V12
  • Blues: B0000, B000, B01, B04, B06
  • Whites/Grays: 0, C00, C0, C2, C4
  • Hair (Boy with Balloons): E31, E23, E25, E29
  • Hair (Boy in Blue): E50, E53, E55, E57

Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog for more challenge inspiration as well as the link to enter your creations!

I hope you enjoyed my card today! 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 the most wonderful day!

  • Jeanne February 19, 2021 at 7:26 AM

    Oh wow, regarding your husband, Rachel! I’ve got space geeks here, too, that work in or want to work in aerospace. I get a little emotional thinking about what “we” can do when we put our heads and intelligence together. 🙂 I adore your card. Your coloring is out of this world fantastic. And what an appropriate design for this time. Thank you SO much for sharing. Crafty hugs!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns February 24, 2021 at 12:10 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet words, Jeanne! Hope you have a lovely day! ❤️

  • Heidi Rees February 21, 2021 at 7:48 PM

    Absolutely amazing Rachel! Love your coloring skills! This stamp set is awesome and you took it to a whole new level!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns February 24, 2021 at 12:11 PM

      You are so sweet, my friend, thank you! Sending hugs! 🤗

    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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