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MFT Stamps | April Release Countdown – Halfway There!

April 10, 2021

MFT Stamps | April Release Countdown – Halfway There!

April 10, 2021

Hello friends! We’re halfway through the MFT April Release Countdown and we still have so much more to share with you! I have a fun but simple card to share with you today that features the new “Firefly Friends” Stamp Set illustrated by Rachelle Anne Miller.

I first trimmed a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and stamped my image in the center of my panel with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then stamped my image again onto a piece of Gina K Designs Masking Magic Sheets and fussy cut it out to place over top of my original stamped image.

I then used another piece of masking paper and quickly drew a wavy circle design onto it with pencil. I cut out this design with scissors to create a “window” in my masking piece and placed the negative section over top my image that I had already masked. I then used a piece of 1″ wide purple tape to mask off an area for the ground. The little window allowed for me to blend my ink only inside the pattern that I had drawn. The mask over top of my image of the two children and the floor area helped to prevent any of this ink getting onto them during this process. I used Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot Distress Inks for my background. Once blended, I also splattered them with diluted opaque white paint to give the resemblance of stars.

Once I was finished blending, I then removed my masking pieces, allowed my background to dry, and then colored my images with Copic Markers. Lastly, I diecut my panel using one of the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics Set 1, stamped my sentiment, and then placed my panel onto of a 4.25″ x 5.5″ patterned paper background.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Blue Shirt: B000, B01, B02, B06
  • Boy’s Pants: E81, E84, E87
  • Pinks: RV00, RV63, RV55, RV66
  • Skin: E0000, E000, E21, E11, E13
  • Boy’s Hair: E31, E23, E25, E29
  • Girl’s Hair: E50, E53, E55, E57
  • Yellows: Y00, Y13, Y15

Don’t forget to stop at the MFT Blog for more sneak peeks and inspiration! As always, make sure to leave a comment on each MFT Countdown Blog Post for a daily chance to win a $75 MFT Gift Voucher!

Thanks 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!

  • Janice Hixon April 10, 2021 at 6:57 PM

    Your coloring is awesome on this card. The way you made the lightening bug jar glow was expected but you made the air around it glow and the child’s face peering into the jar glow as well. Great job!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns April 11, 2021 at 10:16 AM

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Janice! 🥰

  • Joan VanCourt April 10, 2021 at 10:27 PM

    Oh my, how cute! Reminds me of being a kid and catching lightening bugs! Beautiful coloring!!!!

  • Jeanne April 11, 2021 at 8:04 AM

    This is wonderful, Rachel. I love how you created the background within the wavy shape. Such unique and interesting look. Your masking is just wonderful, too. The scene is adorable and colored fabulously. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • rachelalvaradodesigns April 11, 2021 at 10:17 AM

      Thank you kindly, Jeanne! I always appreciate you taking the time to stop by! ❤️🤗

  • Anne Sturgeon April 11, 2021 at 12:34 PM

    My granddaughters always catch fireflies when we do our annual campout in our yard! I wonder if I could make this to be two girls? Beautiful coloring Rachel. Makes me yearn for summer days…

    • rachelalvaradodesigns April 15, 2021 at 11:58 AM

      I bet you could totally alter the image to resemble two girls (that’s a great idea!). This makes me yearn for summer days too. 🥰

    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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