You knew I had to make another fathers day card for my own dad, right? As I had so many crafty yummies out for my father-in-law’s card, I thought I would go ahead and make a card for my dad before I put everything away.
But I have crafty ADHD so I couldn’t just make 2 of the same cards. I had to mix it up. I made the card front with more of that inexpensive 140 lb Seth Cole water color paper using the WPlus9 Sunshine Layers scalloped rectangle die (this paper is not great for watercoloring because it absorbed inks and paint too quickly, but I love the results with shimmer sprays). I used Recollections’ purple shimmer and Heidi Swapp mustard and Heidi Swapp primrose sprays.
For the inside sentiment, I used a free font called Magnolia Sky that I found out about from the Pretty Pink Posh blog (love all the great ideas Paulina shares there). Then after watching an MFT Cap Create Glitzy Glitter YT video, I was inspired to decorate the inside panel with gold glitter washi tape and dots of champagne gold glitter Stickles. It’s amazing what a difference a little glitter makes!
The little boy and girl, that represent me and my hubby, are from the Mama Elephant “In My Heart” stamp set. I used a Copic multi-liner pen to doodle in some jeans and belt to alter the boy’s outfit from looking like pajamas. Then I colored up the images with the following Copic markers: Skin: E00, E21, E11, and R20; Girl’s hair: C6, 7, 9 and B00; Girl’s dress: RV52, 55, 66; Boy’s hair: E55, 57, 59; Boy’s jeans: B91, 95, 97; Boy’s shirt: V12, 15, and 17.
I used the Winnie & Walter True Multifaceted Heart Cutaways die on gold foil paper and layered that behind the boy and girl. I just love how this gives a bit of structure and focuses the eye on the two kids while bringing in the theme of “heartfelt thanks” (I printed out that sentiment with the Magnolia Sky font again and hand cut it into a banner).
For finishing toppers, I picked out some sequins from my stash in lavender, gold, and iridescent pink and glued a handful of them on the card front for extra sparkle. Lastly I had some thin Dollar Tree gold foil paper that I decided to add as matting layers to the card front as well as the inside card liner. That extra shimmer is everything!
The following is a video share of this card:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Father’s Day/For a Guy Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with an Optional Twist of Make Your Own Challenge: A2 card, father’s day, and gold
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Winnie & Walter Rerun True Challenge
MarkerPOP Father’s Day Challenge
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes Challenge
Virginia’s View All About Colors Challenge