Today is Father’s Day in the UK so I’m sharing my cards that I made for my Dad and Father-in-Law. I wanted to use the cute bear from the stamp set ‘Happy Day’ from the Colorado Craft Company – I thought it’d be a great focal image for a masculine card.
First, I stamped the bears using Versafine black ink, which is waterproof once it’s dry, and then water-coloured them. One was a hairy bear, the other a more smooth coated bear! I cut them down into slim panels.
Next was my mat layer and background for my bear panels. I used Stampin’ Up! Snow Front and Waterfront stamp sets to create the mountain and forest backgrounds. Whilst these are a different illustrative style to the bear, they fit nicely with the bear’s habitat.
For my sentiment, I used Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy, heat embossed with copper powder. I triple stacked the ‘happy’ die cuts for a little extra dimension.
Here are my final cards. I stamped the card liner and envelope with the tree stamp and added a gold rhinestone onto the centre on the flower.