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MFT Stamps | April Release Countdown – Five Days and Counting!

April 8, 2021

MFT Stamps | April Release Countdown – Five Days and Counting!

April 8, 2021

Hello crafty friends! It’s time to kick off the April Countdown from My Favorite Things! This release is filled with so many cute items that it was hard for me to pick a favorite. Of course, you can never go wrong with Birdie Brown illustrations! I have a card to share with you today that features the brand new Sittin’ Pretty Stamp Set.

I decided to create a one-layer card today with some dimension by using the masking technique. You can achieve similar look without masking but I actually find the fussy cutting required with masking relaxing, so I opted for this look instead. I used a piece of Gina K Designs Masking Magic Sheets (one of my favorite masking papers) for my masks as well as my MISTI in order to line up my images. I usually do a “test card” or a draft card first in order to see exactly where I want to place my images. To do this, use my MISTI to stamp them onto a card base the same size as the one that I will actually use. I don’t mask my images in my test card but rather just stamp them over top of each other to get an idea of placement.

I then re-stamped everything (using masks where necessary) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. In this card, I actually created a mask for each image so that I could blend my brick walled background in without blended over any of my images. I used the English Brick Wall Stencil as well as some Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink. I lightened my blended toward as I blended outward, giving an effect of the brick wall gradually blending into the white background.

Lastly, I used Copic Markers to color everything and stamped my sentiment onto the bottom center of my card using Black Ink.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
  • Pinks: RV63, RV66, RV69
  • Greens: G40, G43, G46, G99
  • Pots: YR12, YR07, YR18, E09
  • Steps & Wall Sconces: W00, W1, W3
  • Bird & Door: B0000, B00, B02
  • Skin: E0000, E000, E21, E13
  • Hair: E50, E53, E55

Make sure to head on over to the MFT Blog for more sneak peeks and inspiration! Leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 MFT Gift Voucher!

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

  • Casandra Bennett April 8, 2021 at 10:19 AM

    So cute. Love your coloring details.

  • Beverly Kozlowski April 8, 2021 at 12:10 PM

    This is such an adorable card! Your little scene on the doorstop is perfect!

  • Rebekka April 8, 2021 at 12:16 PM

    Lovely card. Wonderful coloring

  • Renae April 8, 2021 at 12:25 PM

    Beautiful card!

  • Gail Scott April 8, 2021 at 4:18 PM

    Lovely coloring – a stunning card TFS

  • Anne Sturgeon April 8, 2021 at 4:32 PM

    She is so adorable… love that purple tee! Thanks for your tips. They really help me. And also the chart of copics you used. This is going to be a fun release for sure. Great job Rachel.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns April 10, 2021 at 10:03 AM

      Thank you kindly, dear Anne! I appreciate your sweet comments! 🥰 It really is such a fun release!

  • Lynn Pinkstaff April 8, 2021 at 5:57 PM

    Great card! Thanks for sharing

  • Shirley N April 8, 2021 at 7:51 PM

    Your card is adorable, love this BB stamp set!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns April 10, 2021 at 10:04 AM

      Thank you so much, Shirley! 🤗 I love this set too! (You can never go wrong with Birdie Brown stamp sets lol.)

  • Joan VanCourt April 8, 2021 at 9:42 PM

    Awesome card, Rachel! I love your process of making this card. I guess I need the brick wall stencil now. It looks fabulous with this stamp set! Thanks for the Copic numbers, too.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns April 10, 2021 at 10:05 AM

      Thank you so much! I used the brick wall stencil quite often! It’s such a versatile stencil and looks great with almost anything! 😍

  • Janice Hixon April 8, 2021 at 9:55 PM

    Fabulous job stenciling that brick house. It looks so real. Your coloring is awesome, and I just love the little bird on the porch light.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns April 10, 2021 at 10:06 AM

      You are so sweet, Janice, thank you for such lovely comments! 💕

  • Laura Corkill April 8, 2021 at 9:58 PM

    This is so sweet! What a great first release day!

  • Jeanne April 9, 2021 at 7:07 AM

    Oh my, she is a cutie patootie! What a fabulous single layer card. Thanks so much for sharing your tips on how you achieve the single layer card. It’s really helpful. You are a very talented card designer and Copic colorist! 🙂

    • rachelalvaradodesigns April 10, 2021 at 10:07 AM

      Thank you so much for your kind comments, my sweet friend! Sending hugs! ❤️

  • Laura Rozsonits April 10, 2021 at 2:27 PM

    Gorgeous coloring! Such a cute stamp set.

  • Celeste Goff April 10, 2021 at 7:44 PM

    Fabulous card! Love how you faded the brick at the sides and the amazing coloring!

  • 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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