June 18, 2015

Father's Day Card | Distress Ink Watercoloring

Hello and Happy Thursday Friends! As I mentioned earlier in the week, when I shared My Dad Is Awesome Scrapbook Page, I created a handmade Father's Day card for my Dad and after finishing it, I thought it would be nice to share it with you today.

Yes, I'm into the watercolored look! I admit it and I love it! It's such a fun easy way to add a touch of color to just about any project. To create this card front, I stamped the funky circles from the MFT Stamps Whimsical Wishes stamps set with Ranger Archival Ink in black on a piece of watercolor paper cut to 4.25 " x 5.5". The Ranger Archival Ink is waterproof and is perfect for using with watercoloring because it won't bleed.

Dad Father's Day Card by Juliana Michaels featuring MFT Stamps, Elle's Studio Stamps and Distress Ink Watercoloring

To create my watercolors, I took my Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and stamped it onto my craft mat. I then took a paint brush and added water to the ink, swirled it around and added more water as needed to have enough to fill my brush with paint. I then painted casual strokes on the stamped images. Once this color was dry, I repeated the same process with the Distress Ink in Denim. This is such a great way to get the watercolor look using something I already own. You gotta love products with multiple uses!

Dad Father's Day Card by Juliana Michaels featuring MFT Stamps, Elle's Studio Stamps and Distress Ink Watercoloring

Once the watercolor was dry, I stamped the word Dad using the MFT Stamps LLD Cooper Alphabet stamp set. I then stamped the Laugh, Love, Smile stamp from Elle's Studio Sycamore Lane stamp set and the little heart from the MFT Stamps Whimsical Wishes stamp set. To complete the card, I added some jute and tied it in a small bow. This is such a quick and easy card to make, but the effort came from the heart and I know my Dad will treasure it forever! Happy "early" Father's Day to all the Dad's out there and thank you for stopping by today!

Stamps: My Favorite Things Stamps | Whimsical Wishes and LLD Cooper Alphabet; Elle's Studio | Sycamore Lane
Jute: American Crafts, Maya Road
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink in Black; Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Denim
Other: Watercolor paper, paint brush, craft mat
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  1. I am crazy about the watercolor look, too, and this is adorable, Juliana! Such a clean and classic design, and totally fun with those wonky circles!

  2. I absolutely LOVE this card!!!

  3. This is gorgeous! LOVING the circles!!!!!!!!!


Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa