Happy Father’s Day

IMG_0208Yes I know I am a week early…but I hope that by sharing my father’s day card this year a week early you have time for a little inspiration.  In fact the whole Elizabeth Craft Designs team is sharing different father’s day project to help inspire you.  I thought it might be really fun to mix my mediums a little and do both a little watercoloring and alcohol ink.

IMG_0139Step One:  I realize for some, a mug of ale on their father’s day card, but the father’s in my life will certainly love the look, so I pulled out the Summer Drink die set.  I die cut the piece out of watercolor paper.

IMG_0140Step Two:  Using the ECD Watercolor Palette I painted the mug to like like a mug of ail.  Yes, it took using a reference photo to get the highlights correct.  My husband likes to drink a couple of his summer ales with orange slices, so I also painted the fruit slice to look like an orange.  Add a few highlights and foam to the mug with a white gel pen.

IMG_0156Step Three:  Using a piece of yupo paper, add brown alcohol ink.  Trim the dried yupo paper to 4.25×5.5 inches.

IMG_0157Step Four:  Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the mug to the yupo paper.  Using scissors, cut a slit into the orange, and arrange it on the mug.

IMG_0161Step Five:  Using a dark brown ink, stamp the sentiment onto the drink label using the Beach Sentiments stamp set.  Adhere the label to the yupo using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

IMG_0162Step Six:  Adhere a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet to a scrap piece of colored Soft Finish Cardstock.  I used Mustard Soft Finish Cardstock.  Create a father’s day sentiment by die cutting the cardstock with the Words 3 Happy Holidays die set.

IMG_0163Step Seven:  Peel the backing of the double sided adhesive, and adhere the sentiment to the yupo paper.

IMG_0209Step EightUsing 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the yupo paper to an A2 card frame.

IMG_0210I hope you are feeling inspired for father’s day after seeing my card.  Let me know in the comments below what kind of father’s day card you will be creating this year!  Until then, happy crafting.


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