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MFT Stamps | May MFT & Friends

May 4, 2021

MFT Stamps | May MFT & Friends

May 4, 2021

Hello friends! The May Release from My Favorite Things is now available! Head on over to the MFT Boutique online to browse all of the amazing new products!

I have two more projects to share with you today featuring items from this month’s release. For my first card, I created a fun one-layered slimline card featuring the new “Travel Plans” Stamp Set illustrated by Stacey Yacula.

To start my card, I first stamped my images in layered steps (using some Gina K. Designs Masking Magic Sheets) onto a 3.5″ x 8.5″ piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I know that I have mentioned it before on prior posts, but if you’re new to my blog, the first thing that I do when creating a one-layered card with masking is to create a rough draft. This is where I quickly stamp my images onto another piece of same-sized card stock (usually just a basic piece of white card stock so that I can save my good paper for my actual project) without any masking so that I can see exactly where I want to place everything. I then use this draft as a template on where I want to line up my images on my actual card. To do this precisely, I used my MISTI (which I absolutely LOVE).

Once I had all of my images masked and stamped, I lightly blended my background area with Milled Lavender, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Inks. I lightly splattered this background with both diluted opaque white and purple paints for added interest. I then removed my masking pieces and allowed my background to dry prior to coloring my images with Copic Markers.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Fox: E00, E11, E15, E09
  • Mice: W00, W1, W3
  • Bear: E31, E23, E25, E29
  • Bunny: C00, C1, C3, C5
  • Bear’s Hat & Coat: B60, B63, B66, B69
  • Pinks: RV91, RV93, RV95
  • Greens: G40, G43, G46
  • Dark Grays: W4, W6, W8

For my second card, I created a fun A2 sized card featuring one of the characters from the new “Festive Old Friends” Stamp Set combined with the new Stepladder Die-namics. I trimmed a piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock to 4″ x 5.25″ and lightly blended an area on the background with Tropical Teal Premium Dye Ink. I then stamped my sentiment and adhered this piece to a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Tropical Teal Prestige Card Stock. Lastly, I adhered my stepladder with liquid adhesive and then my image with some 3D Foam Adhesive Tape for added dimension.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Blues: B0000, B00, B02, B04
  • Shirt & Pants: 0, W00, W1, W3
  • Balloon: RV02, RV55, RV63, RV66
  • Skin: E0000, E000, E11, E04
  • Hair: W3, W5

In case you missed any of them, here are the other projects (below) that I made using this fun new release! Simply click on any photo below for a quick card tutorial as well as a list of all the products and colors that I used.


Make sure to leave a comment below (and one each designer’s MFT & Friends Blog Post) for a chance to win 1 of 2 $100 MFT Gift Vouchers! Head to the MFT Blog for more inspiration!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! If you liked these cards and want some more crafty inspiration, please feel free to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

  • April Davis May 4, 2021 at 12:25 PM

    Rachel, that background sky on the city card is just stunning! Fabulous coloring, as always.

  • Liz O May 4, 2021 at 1:27 PM

    Love both cards Rachel! This release is full of sweet and fun products, thanks for the inspiration!

  • Lauryne Cunningham May 4, 2021 at 1:30 PM

    Fantastic cards! I always love your ink blended backgrounds!

  • Kailash May 4, 2021 at 3:38 PM

    Such bright and cheerful cards!

  • Donna Gourley May 4, 2021 at 4:22 PM

    Let’s all pack our bags and go SOMEWHERE! Cute cards!

  • Gail Scott May 4, 2021 at 4:56 PM

    Rachel the slim line is super duper cool and the never too old card is so fabulous as well! TFS

  • Roxanne Tellini May 4, 2021 at 6:15 PM

    Shenanigans are the best at any age 🙂

  • Meghan Kennihan May 4, 2021 at 8:47 PM

    Love your backgrounds and darling slimline!

  • Amy Cooley May 4, 2021 at 9:58 PM

    Wow! Your card scene is amazing. I love all the sweet critters.

  • LYNN D. May 5, 2021 at 12:18 AM

    l always love your blended backgrounds. In this slilmline I like the simple, clean lines for the lower half.

  • Mendy Crumpton May 5, 2021 at 12:18 AM

    Your cards are great, thank you for sharing your copic colors. I couldn’t figure out how to use the step stool till I saw how you used it.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns May 5, 2021 at 12:53 AM

      Thank you so much, Mendy! I appreciate your kind comments!

  • Denise Bryant May 5, 2021 at 1:15 AM

    Wonderful cards with these new designs! Love the scene you created with these darling critters! Beautifully blended background and coloring! Cute card with the Festive Old Friends set too! Love that stepladder!

  • NinaS May 5, 2021 at 5:59 AM

    Beautiful cards. Love the background on the first one. I need to try that color combo. Thank you for the inspiration.

  • Scraporcraft May 5, 2021 at 6:59 AM

    Nice use of the longer space for the scene. Great setup.

  • Jeanne May 5, 2021 at 7:32 AM

    Two wonderful cards Rachel. I so enjoy your coloring skills and the vibrancy of your finished cards. 🙂

  • Mary May 5, 2021 at 7:55 AM

    Love the slimline. Have to try

  • Anne Sturgeon May 5, 2021 at 8:59 AM

    This release has so much to offer… the shenanigans card would be so cool for my husband, a true Irishmen…. love the coloring for sure. Nicely done!!

  • Hanh May 5, 2021 at 11:15 AM

    These are absolutely beautiful, Rachel! The images are sooo cute! I love your amazing coloring! Thank you for sharing your Copic colors!

  • MyBonnetBee May 5, 2021 at 11:48 AM

    Amazing background in both cards! TFS

  • Pat J May 5, 2021 at 2:43 PM

    I always look forward to seeing your designs! The city scene colors are amazing!

  • Kanan Pandya May 6, 2021 at 12:39 AM

    Fabulous cards and so lovely colouring. 🙂

  • Leica May 6, 2021 at 2:43 AM

    I love all the details! Your coloring is beautiful, as always!

  • Donna Walls May 6, 2021 at 11:01 AM

    2 Fantastic cards with superb coloring!

  • Jane Brown May 6, 2021 at 11:38 AM

    Simply perfect, your colouring, the scene, the background and I am just loving the sentiments in the new release, thank you. Love Jane x

  • SHAZZ May 6, 2021 at 6:22 PM

    This is amazing

  • Sue D May 6, 2021 at 7:45 PM

    Sweet and fun sentiments and love your coloring.

  • Sandra Baggarly May 6, 2021 at 10:18 PM

    Very cute, & great 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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