Way too much fun with MFT stamps and stencils


There has to be a first, always. And today it’s the first time sharing a card that I intentionally made for a challenge. Today I’m playing along with the MFT stamps color challenge no. 26 and the Crafting by Design Summer Holidays challenge.

MFT stamps color challenge 26 - image is from the MFT stamps blog

The Background

I started with preparing my shoe box to ‘color burst’ the background. To get the resist effect, I used the MFT Stencil Diagonal Bars on Canson XL watercolor paper. Than I squirtd some Ken Oliver color bursts on the background and misted everything carefully with water. To create the sun dawn effect, I used the Lemon Yellow on top, orange in the middle, and Alizarin Crimson on the bottom. Aren’t the Color Bursts just amazing??? I love these vibrant colors!

To give it a little more interest, I added some stars using the crafters workshop Mini Random Stars stencil with Dreamweaver Crackle Embossing Paste. After everything was dry, I die-cut the panel with the largest stitched rectangle from the Lawn Fawn small rectangle set.


Than I wrapped the bottom part of the background in green and white twine from American crafts. I used the light and dark green to give it a little more dimension (and to adapt the two green hues 🙂 ). I adhered the twine at the back with foam tape. Now I colored the penguin from the MFT stamps Penguins in Paradise set with Copics (of course I screwed up…) and die cut him out. The top of the penguin is popped up with foam tape, the bottom with Tombow Multi Liquid Glue. I had some scraps left from the back panel and used them to die-cut the word ‘sunshine’ with the Simon Says Stamp die that was included in the August card kit. Now I only needed to adhere it to the twine and the card was finished.

MFT stamps color challenge No 26 - 1

MFT stamps color challenge No 26 - 2

MFT stamps color challenge No 26 - 3

I hope you like my card and the little penguin 🙂

Btw, even though I’m not a design team member, my card also fits to the MFT stamps Ingenious Inking challenge.


  1. Oh wow your card is fabulous! That background is amazing!! Thank you for playing along with the MFT Color Challenge!

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