Hello friends! Today starts the countdown for the May MFT Vault Release! This is where My Favorite Things releases previously retired sets from the vault!
I created a shaker card to share with you today that features the fun Fishbowl Die-namics Set. I was so excited when I saw that this set was being re-released since it’s always been a favorite of mine.
To start, I first diecut 7 fishbowls from smooth white card stock using the base fishbowl die.
I then used the inner fishbowl die to cut out a window from each piece. From these pieces, I next adhered 6 of them together with liquid adhesive as evenly as possible. This helped to create a clean frame for which I could create some room for my embellishments.
Next, I diecut one more base piece using a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I blended this piece with some Distress Inks (colors listed above) and then splattered it with water to give the appearance of underwater bubbles.
I then glued my frame to my base and next added my scenery for the inside of my fishbowl. I diecut all of my pieces from another piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and then colored them with Copic Markers to give them some added dimension. However, you can easily just cut the pieces from colored card stock and just skip the coloring altogether if you prefer.
I then added some embellishments to the inside of my card and diecut a piece of clear acetate using the base fishbowl piece once again. I glued this piece to the top of my base and laid it under a large heavy book to allow the glue to evenly dry and seal any gaps. Once dry, I used my last frame that I had left over to stamp my sentiment to the top of it and then attached it as the final piece to the front of my card.
Lastly, I folded a piece of 4″ x 5″ piece of white card stock in half and then diecut my fishbowl once more. I made sure to leave the top of the fishbowl above the fold of my card stock so that when I was done cutting, I would have a folded card base exactly the size and shape of my fishbowl. I attached my shaker portion to this base and voila!
Stay tuned! We have more in store for you tomorrow! Make sure to head on over to the MFT Blog for more sneak peeks and leave a comment there for a chance to win a $25 MFT Gift Voucher! All new products and product links will be available this coming Tuesday, May 19th at 10 AM EDT!
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The multi-layers to create the shaker card gave this wonderful dimension for your fish bowl scene with awesome coloring.
Thank you so much for your sweet comments, Melissa! 🙂
The shading on this is just fin-tastic! Thanks for the quick tutorial too. It’s great! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!
Thank you so kindly, April! <3
Love your coloring and shading — took a flat die cut and made it so lifelike!
Thank you, April, you are so sweet!
Your blending of the distress oxide inks was wonderful. Love your underwater scene.
Thank you so much, Lynn! 🙂
Rachel, what a fin-tastic shaker! I really think this is so fun and the recipient will adore it! Shake, shake, away!
Lol, you are so sweet, Liz, thank you! <3
I just love shaker and shaped cards. Yours is super fabulous! I love the fin-tastically colored fish and awesome background and embellishments!
Thank you so much, Jenelle! I appreciate your lovely comments!
This is really neat! Multiple die cuts glued together is a lot easier (and sturdier) than a single layer with foam tape to enable your ‘bowl’ to stand and display. It also gives it a much more dimensional look. Really cool!
Thank you so much, Patricia! I agree! I love making frames for these types of shaker cards this way. It’s a little more time consuming but much cleaner and sturdier.
Love your coloring on here Rachel! So many sweet cards made with this stamp set.
Thank you so much, Judy! <3