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Card with watercolor background for Day 1

Card with watercolor for Day 1 of the MFT May Release Countdown.

Today is the last day before the MFT May Release goes live and I’ve created a card with a watercolor background using stamps from the Main Squeeze set.

I started by stampìng the lemons and leaves with Black Archival Ink on Ken Oliver Watercolor Paper. Then I used a mixture of watercolor and markers, to color them. To give the background a messier look, I spritzed it with some water, once I was finished.

Card with watercolor background for My Favorite Things. By Laura Dovalo.

From the beginning I had the idea to stamp the Totally Awesome sentiment on a black tag, diecut with the Treat Tag Die-namics, but it covered too much of the background, so I used heavyweight vellum instead. In order for the sentiment not to smudge, I stamped it with black StazOn ink.

Close up of card with watercolor background full of lemons.

I adhered it to my card panel, die cut with the largest die from the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics, with strategically placed thin foam squares. I hid them behind the gold element, enamel dots and yellow sentiment strip.

Card with watercolor background featuring the Main Squeeze stamp set by MFT.

Finally, I added a piece of yellow ribbon with white polka dots, that I had in my stash. Although I recently used Distress Inks like watercolors to create THIS card, it was fun to actually grab a paintbrush and paint for a change.

Card with watercolor background for MFT.

I hope you liked today’s card. Make sure to visit the MFT Blog for more information and inspiration. See you tomorrow! ^_^

List of MFT supplies used for card with watercolor background

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Comments (3)

  • April Davis 3 weeks ago Reply

    Love that you used the stamps to create a background! Fab idea. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sunshine HoneyBee 3 weeks ago Reply

    Like the wonderfully colored background. Like the use of vellum. Did not know that there was a heavy weight vellum.
    Melissa
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  • LYNN D. 3 weeks ago Reply

    That watercolor background is crisp and “totally awesome.”

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