A Simple Father’s Day Card

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For Father’s day, I ended up making three cards – one from each of us to my husband. Normally I would just make one card from us all, but this year I figured the kiddos are both old enough to write their own personal messages to their dad. It turned out better than I thought, too – both the boys wrote a really nice heartfelt note, which in turn made the hubs very happy.

The card I made for him was a little different than the usual Dad’s Day card; our relationship is unique in many aspects (from the way we met to the current cooking arrangements), so I wanted to say something different than the usual ‘best dad ever’ sentiment.

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Plus, I really wanted to use that Mama Elephant stamp set.

It’s a straightforward card, no special techniques or embellishments. The hubs is a no-frills, meat and potatoes kinda guy, so I made it suit his personality. He likes geometric designs and clean lines, much like me.

I grabbed a sentiment from another one of my most favorite stamp sets and stamped it on the patterned paper with Versafine Onyx Black. Because it’s a pigment ink, my black detail embossing powder stuck to it very well, and after cleaning up a few stray grains, I went ahead and heated it up.

From there, I adhered the patterned paper to my card base. I always like to heat emboss first and stick later, just in case I warped the paper. The adhesive helps to hold down any lumps and bumps 🙂

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, stepdads, granddads, and honorary dads out there!

<3 Niki

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