Dive into Fun * MFT Countdown (1)

Hello and welcome to the last day of our MFT June Release Countdown. Only one more day until the release. Yay!

Today I have a fun card for you full of new goodies and the same fun background technique that I used on yesterdays card.

I started by stamping, coloring and die cutting my images. I used watercolor paper, Versafine Onyx black ink and Watercolor Markers by Faber Castell  I really like these markers for a fun and kind of quick coloring session. All you have to do is add a little bit of color to your image and blend it out with a water brush.

Next, I did the background. I took the Inward Elements Stencil and applied a heavy amount of Diestress Oxide ink directly to the stencil. Then, I spritzed it with a water mister and  put it (color down) on a piece of watercolor paper. I took a paper towel and put it on top to soak up any leftover water. I let this sit for a minute and then removed the towel and the stencil. There was still color left on the stencil, so I added a bit more water to it and put it down a second time but slightly off, to repeat the pattern.

For the sand, I did some ink smooching with a scrap piece of watercolor paper and die cut a stitched border. I glued it to my background piece and die cut a stitched rectangle for a clean finish. I stamped the speech bubble and the sentiment on it and cut it out with the coordinating die. Next, I arranged all the pieces for my scene until I had a layout I liked and I made sure to leave enough space for the second sentiment. I adhered all the pieces with foam tape and stamped the sentiment on my background. To finish up the card, I added some clear droplets.

I hope you got inspired. If you would like to see another background with the same technique, check out yesterdays post.

Hop over to the MFT Blog to see more new goodies that will be available soon!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy day,

Products used:
Snow Drifts Die-namics


  1. I love the way you used the stencil! I only have a couple of stencils and have been thinking I could use more so I have been happy to see all of the ways people have used this stencil today. I am putting it on my "add" list for tomorrow. Thanks for sharing and for giving instructions on how you achieved your results.

  2. Awesome release! I love your underwater scene, love the Inward Elements stencil!

  3. Love the fun texture in the background! Thanks for sharing.


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