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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Comments (12)

  • Sunshine HoneyBee 1 week ago Reply

    Like how u creatively created the window. The fish r amazingly colored (they look so real).
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

    Laura Dovalo 1 week ago Reply

    Thank you so much, Melissa! This was such a fun card to create. 🙂

  • April Davis 1 week ago Reply

    Gorgeous coloring and design! Thanks for sharing.

    Laura Dovalo 1 week ago Reply

    Thank you so much, April! 🙂

  • Lynn D. 1 week ago Reply

    You are an artist. Your fish and reflection in the fishbowl are amazing.

    Laura Dovalo 1 week ago Reply

    Aaaw, thank you so much! I actually studied Fine Arts back in the day, although I’m quite rusty in that department. 😉

  • Joanne MacKenzie 1 week ago Reply

    Hey Laura! I love how realistic this looks. Your use of the gray shading was a fintastic idea!

    Laura Dovalo 1 week ago Reply

    LOL, thank you very much, Joanne! 🙂

  • Liz Ford 1 week ago Reply

    Wow Laura, this is superb! The idea of looking thru the fish bowl is great! Your fish are so fun and look so shiny and realistic, like they will slip out of my hands if I had to clean their bowl and move them temporarily. Phew, since I can just gaze up them! Cheers!

    Laura Dovalo 1 week ago Reply

    Aaaw, thank you, Liz! I was going to create something totally different (a shaped card) and then it sort of morphed into this! 🙂

  • Judy B 1 week ago Reply

    You did an amazing job with the fish bowl and contents Laura. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Laura Dovalo 1 week ago Reply

    Thank you very much, Judy! I appreciate you stopping by my blog. 🙂

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