Happy Friday, everyone! I'm loving seeing all the different styles of Father's Day cards the team is posting here in the CLASSroom -- such a great variety of styles and techniques! So I had to jump in with a style I know my husband will love -- an easy going watercolor flip flop shaped card with a Caribbean feel!
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I used the inlaid dye cutting technique, using leftover watercolored paper I originally made for THIS CARD. <==You can find full details on how to create the watercolor paper on that post).
STEP 1 was to cut the base of my flip flop using Taylored Expressions Flip Flop Garland die, from Spiced Marmalade watercolored paper:
This die is an impressive 5-1/8" x 2-1/2"!
STEP 2 was to cut Taylored Expressions Eventful-Pool Party out of the flip flop shape:
STEP 3: Die cut the Flip Flop Garland from a Neenah Solar White top-folded card base. Make sure the die goes off the top edge of the paper, leaving the card fold in tact:
STEP 4: Die cut Eventful-Pool Party from the other colors of watercolor paper (Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, and Wilted Violet):
I found it easier to place scotch tape on the back side of the Spiced Marmalade flip flop base, then just fit the other die cut pieces into the base, like a puzzle. This way, I was sure to maintain the original shape of the flip flop while getting all the pieces placed back in from the front side, before the next step:
STEP 5: Adhere the whole flip flop onto the card base:
STEP 6: To finish the card, I heat embossed scrap Neenah Solar White cardstock with gold embossing powder and die cut the flip flop straps from that paper, because I wanted the straps to match the gold embossed Happy Father's Day sentiment (from Essentials by Ellen 12 Days Companion Greetings) inside the card:
Kool Tak Clear Foam Adhesive was used to adhere and pop up the flip flop straps, so it would be virtually invisible:
I hope you'll have fun trying this watercolor inlaid die cut technique on your summer cards!