Watercolor Wavy Background - MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 395

July 25, 2018

Hello! Today I'm sharing a summery card that I made for the MFT Sketch Challenge #395.
Here is the original sketch.

It's been terribly hot for over two weeks here in Japan... So I wanted to play with cool colors.

First I heat embossed the Wavy Coloring Book Background on watercolor paper and loosely colored in watercolors using the wet-in-wet technique. Once it dried, I cut it with the largest die from the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics and adhered to the card base.

I die cut two circles from cork sheet and vellum using the Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics. I also die cut the "Hugs" three times, two from Limelight CS and one from Smooth White CS, and layered, slightly offsetting for a shadow effect. I glued the layered "Hugs" to the vellum panel, then adhered it to the cork panel. I heat embossed the words "Hugs & Kisses", which is from the Lot of Hugs stamp set, on Tropical Teal CS and cut it out with a banner die from the Hearts in a Row - Horizontal Die-namics. Several Clear Round Drops were added to finish off the card.

Head on over to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT. Hope you'll play along with us this week!

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Great card! I love the drop shadow on the hugs!

  2. I am really enjoying this card, Torico. It is so cool and refreshing looking. I was hoping the background stamp was a stencil, but not to be. Just today I pulled out my pack of MFT Limelight cardstock. I love how you used it to do the shadow on the "Hugs" word. Just the right touch.

  3. 酷暑や台風を吹き飛ばす(!)涼しくてさわやかな色の水彩ですね!色の混じり合いが自然でとてもきれいです。コルクとベラムの組み合わせや、センチメントのシャドーに使われた色が新鮮で素敵です☆ くまこ