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MFT Stamps | Slimline Challenge – Birthday Celebrations

February 20, 2022

MFT Stamps | Slimline Challenge – Birthday Celebrations

February 20, 2022

Hello friends! I have a birthday slimline card (sized at 3.5″ x 8.5″) to share with you today that I created for the latest MFT Slimline Challenge. The theme for this month is Birthday Celebrations and the goal is to create a birthday-themed slimline card!

You can upload your projects and find more challenge inspiration HERE. One lucky winner will be chosen at random to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher!

For my card today, I used a bunch of gorgeous stamp sets illustrated by Stacey Yacula. You can find links to all of these sets at the bottom of this post. I created a one-layer card my masking my images (using a Gina K Designs Masking Magic Sheet) while I stamped. I love using this technique because I can slightly alter my images to the way I want them to look to make them fit in with the theme of my card. For this card, I added birthday hats to some of the creatures as well as balloons to make it look like certain characters were involved in this fun little penguin party going on.

I first created a rough draft on a basic piece of white card stock and then used my MISTI to stamp my final draft onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. All of my images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers.

For my background sky, I blended it with a mix of Salvaged Patina, Kitsch Flamingo, and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Inks while my masking pieces were still in place.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Penguins: W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9
  • Pinks: RV00, RV02, RV06, RV66
  • Teals: G000, G00, BG23, BG49
  • Purples: V000, V01, V06, V17, V09

Again, you can click HERE for more challenge inspiration and to upload your creations. You can create as many cards as you like! I encourage you to come play along and have fun!

Today is the last day for the 35% OFF sale from the MFT Boutique!

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


  • Jeanne February 21, 2022 at 7:08 AM

    Your single layer cards have so much depth, Rachel! This is absolutely adorable and vibrant! Such a fun celebration!

  • Von Marie February 21, 2022 at 10:24 AM

    This is so cute Rachel I love it!!!

  • Anne Sturgeon February 21, 2022 at 12:51 PM

    I wish I had the talent to do a slimline that was this amazing! I might even decide to play in this challenge… Your backgrounds still amaze me 😲. TFS

    • rachelalvaradodesigns February 21, 2022 at 1:06 PM

      Oh, you really should! I would love to see what you create! And thank you so much for your sweet words! 🤗💖

    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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