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Dads and Grads Theme Week (with Pretty Pink Posh) : Day 1

Finally posting day one of this theme week super late as it got dark last night by the time I finished making these so had to wait till morning to take pictures. Today through Saturday, I’ll be posting Father’s day and Graduation cards, super quick and easy designs, so you can recreate them in time for the weekend! But if you don’t need those type of cards, you can also change out the sentiments for a different event, as you’ll see I did with some of the cards in the coming posts! I have a hard time making masculine cards, so challenged myself with this theme week.


For these cards, you can use any type of ink that you can blend with. I used distress oxides but I have used Fresh Inks from Impress Cards and Crafts and Gina K die inks for blending too. For today’s card a used the “double blending” or “tone on tone” blending technique, basically I used one ink per card to create a dual tone colored background.

Using a make up brush and Strathmore Bristol smooth card stock (cut to an A2 size), I very lightly blended the entire background. For the second layer, I attached the stencil with some washi tape and very heavily blended the same color ink over the stencil. And your background is done!

For the sentiments, I just added a Happy Father’s Day and Congrats script die. I cut the top layer from glitter card stock and stacked then with plain cardstock using a quickie glue pen for added dimension. I backed the diecuts with some vellum to make it pop! I used ginak connect glue behind the diecuts to adhere the vellum to the inked background.

I used the following distress oxide colors : wilted voilet, candied apple, twisted citron and broken china.

The remaining products used are linked below :

Distress Oxide // Impress Cards and Crafts
Strathmore Bristol cardstock // Amazon
Makeup Brushes // Amazon
Vellum and Glitter Paper // Michaels
GinaK Connect Glue // Ellen Hutson
Quikie Glue Pen // Amazon
Graduation Stencil // Pretty Pink Posh
Bow Ties Stencil // Pretty Pink Posh
Father’s Day Script Die // Pretty Pink Posh
Congrats Script Die // Pretty Pink Posh

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Happy Crafting!


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