MFT is opening up the vault, and I can’t wait for you to see what’s inside! With vault releases, you can rediscover some classic MFT designs. MFT might unearth an old favorite with a new twist, or possibly a brand-new-to-you design you missed out on in the past. I think you will like this super fun release! For today’s card, I wanted to go bold and colorful. As you may know, I love making inky backgrounds, so I grabbed one from my stash and had a great starting point for this artistic card.
- On watercolor paper, make an inky background with various blue distress inks. I made this background in the past so I don’t remember exactly the colors I used, but most likely prize ribbon, salvaged patina, and salty ocean distress inks. I smooshed the colors, drying in between layers, and adding a lot of texture with water droplets and silver, metallic watercolor. After the panel is dried, I like to flatten the panel out by adding a foam sheet behind the panel. The foam sheet also adds great dimension.
- Next, I stamped a few paint stripes from the Abstract Art stamp set in the center of the panel with embossing ink and embossed it with salty ocean embossing glaze. It is subtle since embossing glaze is transparent so you see the blue background through the glaze.
- Next, I die cut the Paint Brushes Die-namics a couple times from white cardstock. I die cut the ferrule of the brushes in silver foil cardstock. I adhered the brushes together with liquid glue. I added blue ink blending and a little silver water color at the end of the brushes to mimic the inky background.
- Next, I worked on the sentiment. First, I ink sprayed a panel of white cardstock with salvaged patina and prize ribbon distress ink spray. After the panel dried, I die cut it with the Modern Serif Alphabet Die-namics to spell out the letters of the sentiment. I die cut additional layers for dimension.
- For additional detail, I scribbled some silver water color at the bottom of each letter to carry the messy, inky theme through.
- I added the completed card front to an A2 card base. A trick I do is to add liquid glue behind the foam tape so I have a little wiggle room to adjust the panel in case it isn’t on the card base perfectly.
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