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Happy Father’s Day | 2023

Updated: Aug 20, 2023

Hi Friends! This year’s Father’s Day card for my amazing Dad was inspired by a cute card I saw on IG created by Nina Marie Tripani (@ninamariet) – if you haven’t checked out her Instagram page you are truly missing out!

I started by selecting a color palette from Sarah Renae Clark’s Color Cubes – I selected card number 022. I used Distress Oxide in Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed and blended those onto a 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” piece of white cardstock and set it aside to dry.

Next, I used the Simon Says Stamp “A2 Marquee” dies (the medium sized one) and used it to diecut a piece of watercolor paper. I used Distress Oxide Faded Jean and smashed it onto my glass mat so I could use it to watercolor the card panel. I applied the Faded Jeans with a watercolor brush and applied it as a paint around the outside edges of the panel and set that aside to dry naturally as to reduce the amount of warping.

I, then, used the Simon Says Stamp “Sending Sunshine” stamp set and a piece of white cardstock to stamp the kitty holding a flower using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink. After I heat set the image, I used Copic markers (oranges, yellows, cool greys and a couple greens) to color the image. After the image had been colored, I used my Brother Scan N Cut machine to cut out the image since I didn’t own the dies for this set.

I splatter the Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed Distress Oxides inks across the water-colored card panel and when it was dry, I used Lawn Fawn’s “Happy Happy Happy” stamp set and selected the cursive happy and Father’s Day stamps and stamped those to the upper left-hand corner of the water-colored panel. To adhere the kitty, I used Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3D Foam Squares and placed those on the back side of the diecut then adhered it to the lower right-hand corner of the card panel. I used Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam tape to stick the water-colored panel to the ink blended card front panel.

To complete the card, I glued some clear baubles and a clear heart shaped gem to the card front and wrapped it up.

I hope you enjoyed the card. Thank you so much for stopping by to see me - I appreciate you doing so!

Until next time…

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