Now Father’s Day has come and gone, I can finally share the three cards that I made. One was for my own dad, and the other two were made for my daughters to give to their dad. I can’t wait until they’re a bit older and can join me in the crafting process.
Father’s Day Card #1
This was the easiest of the three Father’s Day cards to make. I used one of the new Lawn Fawn stamp sets to create the bunnies, jokes and sentiments, and used a simple piece of pattern paper for the background. Perhaps not surprisingly, it’s the card that turned out the best in my eyes. I really should do simple cards more often.
Father’s Day Card #2
The second card I made was from my seven month old. I didn’t really have any idea of where I was going with this, and I think it’s pretty clear I didn’t use a specific Father’s Day stamp set for it. Instead I used a couple of giraffes from a Heffy Doodle stamp set, and used some Lawn Fawn dies to cut out the word Daddy. The background was made using a sunburst stencil and Distress Oxides. I’m not a massive fan of this card, but my husband liked it and it does have a baby-like angle to it which is what I was aiming for.
Father’s Day Card #3
Finally, this is the card I made for my own dad. I used the large ‘Happy Day’s Day’ die from Lawn Fawn and a pattern paper for the sentiment and background. The little chickens were from a Mama Elephant stamp set and I chose three that reminded me of my own dad – well, the two at the bottom anyway. Again, this was another super simple card, and not the best thing I’ve made I don’t think. That said, I do love how easy it is to combine a large word die and pattern paper for a quick and easy card.
It will be interesting to look back on these Father’s Day cards in a year’s time and see if my skills have improved. I’m very much still doing basic designs with stamping and Copics right now (while trying more adventurous things in my art journal), and a lot of what I do right now is based on other’s designs. I am still loving this hobby though, and while these do look a bit naff, I love that they’re handmade and personalised. Thankfully the recipients both liked them too.