Card with fishbowl window for Vault Day 2

Card with fishbowl and realistic coloring for Day 2 of the MFT Vault Release Countdown.

Hello there! I’m so excited for the MFT May Vault Release Countdown, which begins today with Day 2! For the occasion, I created a card with the Fishbowl Die-namics and some realistic coloring, that I hope you’ll enjoy.

I decided to try something different, so I diecut a window in my 5 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ (13,35cm x 26,7cm) cardbase of Smooth White Card Stock and created the actual fishbowl scene on the inside of the card. 

Clean and simple card with fishbowl and realistic coloring.

To ink blend the fishbowl, I diecut some stencils out of masking paper and used Blu Raspberry Premium Dye Ink for the water and Cement Gray Premium Dye Ink for the outline of the bowl.

Inside of the fishbowl card with realistic coloring.

Once I was done with the ink blending, I covered the window of my card base with acetate and the visible double sided tape on the inside of the card, with a sheet of patterned paper from the Woodgrain Whimsy Paper Pad. On the outside I simply stamped the sentiment from the You’re Fin-tastic stamp set in Extreme Black Hybrid Ink.

Card with ink blended and colored fish bowl.

Next, I diecut the fishes out of Copic friendly cardstock and the rest of the elements out of Kraft, Jellybean Green and Sour Apple card stock. Then I used the following Copic markers to color them: E55, E53, G46, G43, G40, YR27, YR68, YR65, YR61, BG18, BG13, BG23, Y17, Y15 and Y13. I added the final details with Prismacolor pencils and a white gel pen.

Close up of fishbowl card for MFT.

I’m quite happy with the coloring, although I couldn’t find any good reference pictures online and had to wing it a little bit… But it was fun to get out of my comfort zone.

Clean and simple card with fishbowl window for My Favorite Things.

That’s all from me… I now invite you to head on to the MFT Blog to see what my amazing teammates have created with today’s Vault products. Stay tuned for more inspiration, tomorrow.

List of MFT supplies used for card with fishbowl window

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