Monday, March 23, 2015

Shades of Spring | Colourful Father's Day Card with Gayatri

Hello folks, Gayatri with you again. 

I shared a mother’s day card a few days ago. Today I have a father’s Day card. In keeping with the spring theme, I have kept it colourful. Who said a father’s day card can’t be colourful right? So here is the card.

Gayatri_Happy Father's Day!

Here is what I did to make this card. I cut strips of white cardstock. I think I had five strip about one and quarter inch in width so the In a Word: Happy Cutaway (which will restocked in the next day or two) fits. I then sponged rainbow of distress inks. I used Festive Berries, Riped Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Mild Lavender and Picked Raspberry distress ink. Then I die cut Happy out of all of them. I arranged and glued the die cuts at an angle on a grey cardstock as I did not want the colours to be bright and vibrant. Automatically the colours gets toned down compared to using on white cardstock. I trimmed the excess hanging on all sides.

Gayatri_Happy Father's day closeup!

For the sentiment, I kept it simple with white heat embossing the sentiment from The Big, the Bold and the Happy stamp set on black cardstock die cut from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways. I adhered this sentiment strip with bunched up thread to add some texture. Finally some white enamel dots to complete the card.

Gayatri_Happy Father's day flat

Hope you are inspired to try something new with your dies.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Gayatri


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14 comments:

  1. Beautiful colors on
    this card! Love
    the Happy title.

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  2. Daddy would have loved this card.
    So many pretty colors. He was a painter all of his life and loved to work with color.
    thanks for sharing a great card.

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  3. My dad passed away on Dec. 30th, but I know he would have loved this cheerful, colourful, smile-making card! So incredibly lovely (or should I say, "handsome and striking" *grin*) Just seeing the 'happy' die in action makes me happy!
    ~c

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  4. Love that the grey card allows the colours to shine without being overpowering. Great tip. The card is stunningly beautiful

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  5. FUN & CHEERY card Gayatri :)
    LOVE your rainbow of happy's, can't wait for this die to be back in stock!!!

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  6. Wonderful card for a Father's Day card! Love the fresh colours!

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  7. beautiful card!! love the colors..

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  8. Gorgeous rainbow of happiness, Gayatri!

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  9. I am applauding this wonderful card full of rainbow colors and happiness!!! I think I will be trying this right away!! So cool and so excellently styled!!

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