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MFT Stamps January Release Countdown | Only 24 Hours To Go!

January 10, 2022

MFT Stamps January Release Countdown | Only 24 Hours To Go!

January 10, 2022

Hello friends! There are only 24 hours left until the MFT January Release is available! I have two more cards to share with you today! The first features the new “Odd Couple” Stamp Set. I created. a simple card by first stamping my images onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I then colored them with Copic Sketch Markers and used the coordinating “Odd Couple” Die-namics to cut them out. * All links for products will be listed at the bottom of this post.*

Next, I set these images aside and worked on my card base. To do this, I simply die-cut a piece of Smooth White Card Stock with the A2 Double Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics and lightly blended it with some Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Ink. I then layered it on top of some Sweet Plaid Paper as well as a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Summer Splash Card Stock.

I die cut my tree branch from some Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and used Copic Markers to color both the leaves and the branch. I adhered all my images to my card with 3D Foam Adhesive Tape for extra dimension and heat embossed my sentiment onto a strip of Black Licorice Card Stock.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Branch: E40, E41, E42, E43
  • Pink Leaves: RV00, RV52, RV55
  • Green Leaves: G000, G00, BG23
  • Cat: W00, W1, W3, C00, C1, C3
  • Bird: G000, G00, BG23, BG18

For my second project, I used the new and adorable “Sweet Shop” Stamp Set illustrated by Rachelle Anne Miller. I combined this set with the new Never-Ending Love Background Stamp. To start, I trimmed a piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and heat embossed the Never-Ending Love Background Stamp with Clear Embossing Powder. I then blended this piece with Candied Apple, Barn Door, and Black Soot Distress Inks. Once dry, I then trimmed this piece down to 3.75″ x 5″ and layered it with some Smooth White Card Stock and a piece of Amarena Cherry Card Stock for my card base.

I stamped and colored my images in the same method that I used for the first card above and added them to my card with some 3D Foam Tape for that extra pop of dimension that I love so much.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Reds: R14, R46, R59
  • White/Grays: 0, C00, C1, C3, C5
  • Skin: E0000, E000, E11, E13
  • Blonde Hair: E50, E53, E55, E57
  • Brown Hair: E71, E74, E77, E79

Make sure to drop by the MFT Blog for the final day of sneak peeks and more release inspiration!

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


  • Jeanne January 11, 2022 at 7:31 AM

    Both cards are adorable, Rachel. Love the use of the Salvaged Patina for the background and the pinks in the coloring. Great color combo. The images are so sweet. The second card background is so bold and vibrant! Adorable images to pop against it. Wonderful work, Rachel! 🙂

    • rachelalvaradodesigns January 11, 2022 at 10:22 AM

      Thank you for your kind words, Jeanne! I love the color of the Salvaged Patina. It’s totally my style lol. I hope you have an amazing day! 🥰

  • Anne Sturgeon January 11, 2022 at 9:52 AM

    Your blending on this tiny bird is a marvel … I do adore this combination of colors and am keeping for future reference. I have some points accumulated so there are several things I want in this release. Thanks so much for your talent, and your sharing it!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns January 11, 2022 at 10:24 AM

      Thank you so much, sweet Anne! 💖 Pink and teal are one of my favorite color combos. 😁 I actually have to force myself not to use it too often lol.

    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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