Clean and Simple Father’s Day Card Idea (with Video Tutorial!)

by Michelle

Hello there, Michelle here with another edition of Terrific Tags with Michelle. Today, I am transforming a clean and simple Father's Day card with texture using embossing folders. Texture can really add a lot to clean and simple cards without adding too much detail.

Clean and Simple Father's Day Card Idea

Clean and Simple Father's Day Card Idea

Adding Color to the Background

I started off my CAS Father's Day card by taking a panel of Classic Crest 110lb Solar White Cardstock. I placed it on my Sticky Mat and then using Small Blending Brushes, I blended inks on top.

I used Lettuce Celebrate, Easy Breezy and Ride the Wave from the Ocean Dreams Fresh Dye Ink Mini Cube Collection. I added the colors onto the panel in a random way, not worrying about blending them together.

TOP TIP: Using analogous colors (those adjacent to each other on the color wheel) will mean that the colors will look great together without too much blending.

To help with blending, I spritzed on water using the Fine Mister. I was careful not to add to much as I was using regular cardstock and not watercolor paper, but this not only helped blend the colors together, but also added texture with water droplets. The panel was then dried before moving on to the next step.

Clean and Simple Father's Day Card Idea

Adding Texture to the Background

I die cut the panel using the smaller tag die from the Terrific Tags Die Set. I tried to cut the tags so that the colors flow between all three tags when placed together on the card.

I then placed the tags inside the Diamond Stars 3D Embossing Folder and ran it through my die cutting machine. This really transforms the tags and gives them a lot of interest. The texture is subtle and perfect for a Father's Day card background.

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Personalize Your Father's Day Card Message

I am making this for my dad for Father's Day, so I wanted to add ‘DAD' on to the card and I thought the tags would be a perfect way to do it. I die cut the letters from the Mighty Alphabet Die Set from Classic Crest 110lb Solar White Cardstock.

I die cut each letter 3 times so that I could adhere them one on top of another to add dimension. This helps the letters to pop against the texture on the tags. I adhered them to the tags using liquid glue.

TIP! This is a great way to personalize cards! I am using ‘dad' today, but you could spell out the name of the recipient and use the size of tag appropriate for the length of name. For example, if I was spelling out a longer name, I would use smaller tags and a smaller alphabet, so that it would fit on the card.

I added twine through the top of the tags and then adhered them to an A2 sized white card base using Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

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Add a Sentiment

Although this is a Father's Day card idea, I thought it would be good to add a generic sentiment that could be used for different occasions.

I stamped the ‘you're the best ever' sentiment from the Bold Sentiments Stamp Set onto Classic Crest 110lb Solar White Cardstock with Obsidian Pigment Ink and the Stampwheel.

I cut it onto a strip omitting the word ‘ever' so that my whole sentiment would read “dad, you're the best”. I adhered it to the card using Instant Dimension Foam Tape and then to finish, added a few Crystal Clear Enamel Dots.

CAS Father's Day Card Video Tutorial

You can watch the full process video below or on YouTube.

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I hope I have inspired you to transform clean and simple card projects using texture. It really does add interest to the card but in a subtle way, which I love!

Have you started making your Father's Day cards? Share your go-to tips for adding texture to your handmade cards below!

Thank you for stopping by today, wishing you a wonderful day!


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1 comment

Linda N. June 12, 2024 - 11:23 PM

Beautiful tag card Michelle! I’ve gone back to using my Cuttlebug for embossing folders too!


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