Sunday, April 2, 2017

MFT April Release Countdown--Day 2

 It's two more days until My Favorite Things April Release! Have you got your
wish/want lists ready? All new product will go on sale Tuesday, April 4th at 9PM EST.

I may be a little biased, but I think MFT has trendiest and coolest background stamps.
That being said, meet this month's stamp--Diagonal Design.

The labyrinth pattern reminds me of a maze, so I chose the two part sentiment and
worked on the background. I ink distressed a piece of watercolor card stock with
several colors of Distress inks, sprayed the entire surface of the stamp with water,
then pressed down on the inked piece. Yes, I stamped with WATER instead of ink!

I love how water "bleaches" Distress inks and gives it an entirely different look than
embossing does. The sentiment was gold embossed on a strip of vellum, and die cut
from shiny gold card stock. The card was finished off with sequins.

Visit today's countdown post at My Favorite Things to see more peeks and leave
a comment there for a chance to win a $75 prize!


  1. oh this is so gorgeous Donna. Love how you used the background die.

  2. Love the background stamp and the colors that you chose! Beautiful card!

  3. Gorgeous colors. I have to try your technique with "water stamping." I had to read your technique description a few times before it sunk in but I finally "got it." :) It really turned out nice.

  4. An AMAZING maze in beautiful colors!

  5. Love the background stamp and the colors that you chose! Beautiful card!

  6. What a bright & cheery card! Beautiful.

  7. The background you created with this fun stamp is fantastic!! Wonderful card!! (and I agree, MFT has fantastic background stamps!!)

  8. What a bright, dazzling card. . .perfect for its message! Thanks for sharing it.

  9. Such a cool and graphic background and that little touch of gold in the die cut sentiment is awesome!