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MFT Stamps | Wednesday Sketch Challenge 550

July 14, 2021

MFT Stamps | Wednesday Sketch Challenge 550

July 14, 2021

Hello friends! Welcome to MFT Sketch Challenge 550! I encourage you all to stretch your creativity and come play along for a chance to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher! One lucky winner will be chosen at random.

Here is a look at this week’s sketch. You don’t have to follow the sketch exactly but can replace the shapes with images, or rotate/flip the sketch. The main idea is to have fun! I followed the sketch layout pretty closely this week and created a mini slimline card featuring one of my most favorite stamp sets.

I stamped images from the BB Mermazing Stamp Set onto a 3.5″ x 6.5″ piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I stamped them again on a sheet of Gina K Designs Masking Magic Sheets and fussy cut them out so that I could place them on top of my stamped images. I also cut some slopes by hand from the masking paper and placed them at the bottom of my card. Next, I blended some sun rays using the Ray of Light Stencil along with some Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks. Once I blended my rays, I then removed my stencil and blended the area around the rays with the same Distress Ink Colors. Once I was finished blending, I then splattered the ink blended section with water to give my background some added texture.

I then removed my masking pieces and placed new ones over my ink blended section so that I could ink blend the sand slopes at the bottom. For the first slope, I used Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink and for the bottom slope I used some Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Ink. I added a few splatters of diluted opaque white acrylic paint and added some dark dots using my Copic Markers.

Once my background was complete, I removed all masking pieces and then heat embossed both my sentiment as well as some sea foliage with Fine Detail White Embossing Powder. Lastly, I stamped some fish with black ink and then colored my images with Copic Markers.

Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog for more sketch inspiration!

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BB Mermazing
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Ray of Light Stencil
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Smooth White Card Stock
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MISTI – New & Improved
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  • Rebekka July 14, 2021 at 2:03 PM

    Wonderful under water scene, and colored beautifully.

  • Jeanne July 15, 2021 at 7:12 AM

    Fabulous card, Rachel. That scene is amazing. The background is so neat with the ink blending. You have such a way with vibrant colors. Just amazing. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • rachelalvaradodesigns July 19, 2021 at 9:25 AM

      You are so sweet, my friend, thank you! 💕 I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  • Anne+Sturgeon July 15, 2021 at 1:53 PM

    She’s so pretty! Love all the sea plants and fishes too. Great blending for sure…

  • 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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