Here’s my idea for a Father’s Day card using stamps that you may already have, a Father’s Day Card with an oval window using Lovely As a Tree. Since Lovely As a Tree has been around “forever” in Stampin’ Up! and I hope it never retires, I thought it could be one stamp set lots of you have and could use to make a Father’s Day card since Father’s Day is sneaking up so fast! Father’s Day is next Sunday, June 18th! I thought we just started June!
On this card, one new product I used was the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. It is layered on the front on top of Chocolate Chip Cardstock. If you don’t have this paper, you can leave it plain or use an embossing folder or whatever you like.
Before I die cut the oval with the largest oval in the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, I stamped the inside and watercolored the trees with my Aqua Painter and ink inside the lids of my ink pads (several greens and a touch of yellow). I adhered this piece inside my card, then die cut an oval out of scrap paper, laid it over the trees on the inside, put a small piece of Snail Adhesive on the top of the scrap and closed the card so that the scrap oval would be attached to the inside front of the card. In this way, I could place the oval die exactly where I wanted the window to be on the front of the card to showcase the trees on the inside of the card, and then I die cut that oval.
Here is the inside of the card. Don’t worry about perfect watercoloring and don’t fuss too much or the paper will pill or the brown ink on the trees might smear. Just apply some color as if you were an artist! Just blob some down here and there, not totally solid, not too much. And I used some Soft Sky for a bit of sky color.
Now as I was uploading my photos for this blog post, I realized I had already made a very similar card! Check it out in THIS BLOG POST! They say “Great minds think alike.” Maybe the same mind thinks alike! The cards are basically the same but have some differences, so choose whichever one you like!
Don’t delay in making a Father’s Day card for the father (or husband) or special man in your life! Lovely As a Tree has always been a classic stamp set to use for masculine cards or really any kind of card! If you don’t already own it, you might want to add it to your order of brand new products!