Watercolor Father's Day Card | Colorado Craft Company

Today I am excited to be revealing one of the awesome new sets from Colorado Craft Company’s Lovely Legs series. There are three new sets in the collection and I created a card using the Chillin and Grilling stamp set.

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I stamped the large image in the stamp set onto Canson watercolor paper with Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink. I then painted the image using Prima watercolors. After painting I added in some details using colored pencils.


I trimmed the painted image down using my Tonic Trimmer. I then cut a frame out of black cardstock using my Hero Arts nested rectangles die set. I glued the frame on the painted panel.


Next I took a piece of black cardstock and taped the Diagonal Stripe stencil from Simon Says Stamp over it. I blended over the stencil with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink. This creates a nice, subtle background for my card. I adhered the panel to an A2 size card base.


I took the painted panel and popped it up on the card with foam tape. I decided not to add a sentiment to the front of the card and instead stamped one inside.


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Father's Day Card for a New Dad

If you saw my post on Monday you will know that my little brother's wife just had a baby girl. So I wanted to make him a father's day card. This will be his first father's day.


I usually really struggle making masculine cards, but I was quite happy with this one. To start this card I took a piece of kraft cardstock and put it through my Big Shot in an embossing folder to give it a wood grain texture. I then used a die to cut a small circle out of that.


I took the stamp set "Mom and Me" by Lawn Fawn, which is typically used for Mother's Day, and I stamped the small image of the two foxes. I stamped them on Bristol Smooth paper using my Simon Say's Stamp Intense Black ink. I then colored them in with my Arteza Real Brush Pens. I tried to color them to have the adult fox be a dad fox and the little baby fox be a baby girl.


I used some Distress Oxide ink to add some color to the background where the circle goes onto the card base. I did a layer of Twisted Citron and then stamped some grass in Lucky Clover and Evergreen Bough. The grass stamps are in the same stamp set as the foxes. I then very lightly blended the Lucky Clover in from the bottom. I also used a dark green Arteza marker to add a little more grass on the bottom.


 I used a brush with clean water to add a little bit of a bokeh effect to the background. The sentiment for this card comes from the Hero Arts stamp set "Celebrate Everyday." I heat embossed it in a white embossing powder. To finish this card up I went around the edge with a green marker with some dashed lines.