Quick Fathers Day Card by Laura

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Hello, my lovely, crafty friends! I’m delighted to be back on the blog today sharing a simple, yet refined, Father’s Day card you can whip up before the big day on Sunday! 🙂


I like working with stencils because there are SO many techniques you can do with them and the price point is fantastic. And once you see how easy this technique is, you’ll want to give this technique a go! Head over to The Little Paper Treeand check out the wide selection of stencils, and if you use code TLPTLAURA10 at checkout, you’ll get a discount on your order! Easy-peasy. Now, let’s get started with today’s card.



I started with a panel of Ranger Distress Watercolour Card cut to 4” x 5.25” (slightly less than an A2 card.) Then I grabbed the versatile Geo Trio Stencil from Catherine Pooler along with some mediums to watercolour with. Only using two colours for this card. A Distress Oxide Ink in Mermaid Lagoon and Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolors Yellow Gold #903.


I could have gotten super technical and used a temporary adhesive on the back of the stencil to hold it in place, but I wanted a looser, more natural look so I just held the stencil down with my hand while I painted. If you look at the chevrons, you will see the lines aren’t perfect and I certainly didn’t concern myself with staying within the lines! And I just lovehow it turned out. The gold running through that oxidised blue really adds a level of sophistication perfect for those tough-to-make masculine cards.

I flicked a few paint splatters over the whole panel to add a bit of visual interest and let everything dry.



For the sentiment, I used a nice, bold greeting from Everyday Greetings Stamp by Concord & 9th. So I could get a great heat embossed image on the rough watercolour paper, I used my stamping tool to double stamp. I actually made two more of these cards (hey, there are three special Dads in my life!) and I only did one layer of gold embossing powder and I preferred that look!


I used another Concord & 9th stamp, Sophisticated Script, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink to spell out ‘Dad’ near the bottom of the panel.


Finishing The Card

Using 3M Foam Tape, I mounted the finished panel onto a piece of navy card that I had adhered to an A2 card base I made from Strathmore Bristol Smooth Card.


And that’s it! You seriously could have this card done in less than 30 mins (if you use a heat tool to dry your watercolouring.) 😉


Head over to The Little Paper TreehouseFacebook group and share your Father’s Day makes! I know I can always use some masculine inspiration!


Thanks for stopping by…and see Y’all next time! xo





Everyday Greetings Concord and 9th

Sophisticated Script Concord and 9th

Geo Trio Stencil Catherine Pooler Designs



Tim Holtz

Distress Oxide – Mermaid Lagoon

Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire

Versamark Embossing Ink

Nuvo Classic Gold Embossing Powder

Goodbye Static Anti Static Powder Tool

Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colours Watercolours



Strathmore Bristol Smooth

Tim Holtz Distress Watercolour

American Crafts Jewel Paper Pad – Navy



Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive

Ranger White Foam Tape

3M Foam Tape

Zots Glue Dots XS



Fiskars 12” Trimmer

Tim Holtz Mini Snips Scissors

Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

WRMK Stamp Positioner Precision Press

Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block

Bone Folder

Ranger Paintbrushes

Faber Castell Collapsible Water Cup Heat Gun



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