Fast Father’s Day Card

June 15, 2017

Hey, thanks for joining me today.  If you’re looking to make a last minute card for Father’s Day, this post is for you.  You can use whatever stamps and colors you have, and make this as bright or subtle as you want.


I stamped this boat image from Darkroom Door onto watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and heat embossed it in clear.  I blended Faded Jeans Distress Ink over the top half, and Chipped Sapphire at the bottom.


Here’s where I ran into a problem.  See the white spot I circled on the left?  That’s where embossing powder stuck where I didn’t want it, and it resisted the ink.  I didn’t want to start over, so I splattered the whole panel with water, let it sit for a moment, and picked up the water with a paper towel.  Much better!

On the card base, I used a Denim background stamp from My Favorite Things, with my Faded Jeans Distress Ink.  I only have the ink cube, and you can see it didn’t stamp evenly at all.  No problem, we’re going to cover most of it up, anyway.

I left this image uncropped so you can see a valuable tool of mine:  graph paper in a plastic sleeve.  I use this all the time for messy projects, like ink blending, Colorburst, or watercolor.  It’s also great for traveling, because of it’s size and you can store extra paper in the sleeve.  Today I’m using the graph paper to line up these Postage Stamp dies from Simon Says Stamp.  Once they’re centered, I used a piece of Post It tape to keep them in place while I run them through my Big Kick.


After I cut out my frame, I attached it to my panel with foam tape.  Then I realized I forgot the sentiment.  Oops!  Fortunately, the dies were still taped together, so I created another frame, stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts, and adhered it right over the first one with tape runner.  Then I trimmed off the excess paper with scissors.

I attached it to my card base with tape runner, and my card is complete.  You could add sequins, twine, or glitter to embellish it further, but I try to keep it simple with a masculine card.  What do you do when you need a card at the last minute?  Let me know in the comments, and I’ll see you again soon!

P. S.  I’m playing along at Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge.  Come check it out!

  1. Wonderful card, Michelle. I really liked that you found solutions to all your mishaps and finish with a truly memorable Father’s Day card. Thanks for sharing all your crafting tips. Cheers.

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