Hi crafty friends! It’s Jeannie here and today, I’m sharing ideas for Father’s Day card since it’s right around the corner, but you can also easily swap out the sentiments for a more fitting occasion for any man in your life.
I’m using sets from the recent Trinity Stamps release, which is carried in the Ellen Hutson store.
Whenever you want to create quick cards, you need simple elements to pull everything together quickly as well as elements that can be used on multiple cards. I decided to use kraft cardstock along with dark navy cardstock. Both are neutral colors that work well for masculine cards.
I worked in an assembly line to create this card, which saves time since you’re working on one element at a time. First, I used the Double Check Line Background stamp on all three pieces of cardstock. I stamped the images using Versafine ink on Bristol Smooth Cardstock and then colored them up quickly in the same colors using the Sketchmarker Aqua watercolor markers. Coloring was super easy because I scribble color onto the paper and use a wet brush to blend it out. You get easy dimension by doing this and you don’t have to pull out multiple markers. I heat embossed the Rad Dad stamp set on two pieces of navy cardstock with White Satin Pearl, which creates a pretty subtle background. Then I stamped and die cut all my sentiments on kraft cardstock. After you have all the elements, putting them together was super quick and easy!
TIPS FOR QUICK CARDS
- Create your cards in an assembly line, working on each element at a time. For example, stamp all your stamped images, color everything at the same time, cut everything at once, heat emboss everything while your heat gun is warm. It saves time since you have your supplies out already.
- Use the same color palette — it keeps all your cards cohesive but also, you don’t have to think about a new color palette and how it works with your card.
- Pick out elements that can be featured on every card, a stamp set, background stamp, sentiments.
Check out the full process below!