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City block card for Day 1

City block card for Day 1 of the MFT September Release Countdown.

Just like that, we’re down to the last Countdown Day before the MFT September Release goes live! Today I’m sharing a Christmas card featuring the gorgeous City Block Background stamp.

I stamped it with Extreme Black Hybrid Ink on a piece of Copic friendly card stock. It took a couple of hours to color the whole thing with my Copic markers, but it was a lot of fun… After I was done, to tone down the colors and give it a retro feel, I blended some Cement Gray Premium Dye Ink over the image.

Next, I grabbed the largest die from the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics and our “Free with $60” product of the month, the beautiful Stacked Merry Die-namics, to die cut my panel.

Christmas card with City Block Background for My Favorite Things by Laura Dovalo.

I also die cut the latter four times out of Black Licorice Card Stock backed with Stick-It adhesive. I stacked all of the die cuts and inlaid them in my panel to create a camouflaged sentiment.

Close up of city block card.

To complete the sentiment, I created a little banner out of Electric Red Card Stock with one of the dies from the Skinny Strips Die-namics and a stamp from the Bitty Holiday Wishes stamp set.

City block card for MFT.

I didn’t think that the card needed any embellishments, but I had a feeling that a couple of right sized Clear Round Drops would look good on top of the circular windows… and they do!

Cenital view of colorful card with retro feel and City Block stamp by MFT.

OK, that’s it from me. I can’t wait to see what my awesome teammates made with today’s featured products! Will you join me at the MFT Blog?

List of MFT supplies used for the city block card

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Comments (7)

  • April Davis 2 weeks ago Reply

    Love this! That background must have taken ages to color but it makes a fantastic focal point.

  • Paula 2 weeks ago Reply

    Beautiful coloring, a great stamp background for artist that likes to color!

  • Laura Corkill 2 weeks ago Reply

    This is beyond awesome! WOW!!!

  • Sandra Bonagura 2 weeks ago Reply

    WOW! beautiful!

  • Anne Sturgeon 2 weeks ago Reply

    I love this City Block stamp and you have colored it so well. Love the MERRY stacked and what a great way to use it. Great Job Laura…

  • Rose Kerry 2 weeks ago Reply

    AWESOME coloring, wow. Thank you for sharing.

  • Melanie Barrett 2 weeks ago Reply

    I’m thinking this took a minute to color! You did a great job!

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