Sunday, June 14, 2020

Simple to Stunning Sunday #1 - Father's Day Card

Starting a new series of blog posts today with a Father's Day card. I want to share with you some techniques to step up your card making to take your cards from simple to stunning. 

Each post will showcase a card design and I will show you steps you can easily take to add something extra to the card to take it to the next level. These are the three versions I came up with for the Father's Day card for this week's post.

The basis for the cards started with this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. You can see the sketch and variations on it here.

For the first, simple version of the card, I followed the sketch using a stamp from the Legendary Father's Day Stamp set from Close To My Heart. I am in love with this set and am having fun creating some fun things for this upcoming Father's Day. This set is only available through June 30th so make sure to hop on over to my website to shop today!

I stamped the image in Archival Black Exclusive Ink and then colored in using TriBlend Markers. I used Sapphire cardstock for the base along with some paper from the Mix-ins paper pack. I added some twine and used 3-D foam tape to add some dimension to the card.

For the next, stepped up version of the card, I first used a die from the Stitched Squares Thin Cut set to die cut the piece for the stamped image. I embossed the Sapphire card base and then used some of the zip strips from the Mix-in paper pack to add a little more patterned paper to the card. 

For the final, stunning version of the card, I added an additional layer of Mix-in patterned paper along with some Clear Sparkles to the card. I had fun working and adding additional elements and techniques to take this card from simple to stunning.

I hope you like the cards and learned some techniques to take your cards from simple to stunning. Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies Used:
CC6205 - Legendary Father's Day Stamp Set
X9015 - Mix-in Paper Pack
X5957 - Sapphire Cardstock
Z3271 - Archival Black Exclusive Inks
Z4259 - Stitched Squares Thin Cuts
Z2488 - Green Turquoise TriBlend Marker
Z2475 - Brown Grey TriBlend Marker
Z4221 - Mink Twine
Z3274 - Clear Sparkles

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