How to Make a Mixed Media Father's Day Card

by Emma Jeffery

This mixed media Father's Day card is a great excuse to pull out all your supplies and get messy!

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1. Print the word dad in a large, symmetrical font on a sheet of cardstock. These letters are approximately 2.5" high and 2" wide.

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2. Turn the printed sheet of cardstock over and start painting on the reverse side. Allow one color to dry before adding more, building up fun layers as you progress.

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3. Add texture by spreading gesso onto your layers of paint.

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4. Once the surface is dry, add stamped words in a contrasting color. Allow the ink to fully dry.

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5. Cut out each letter from the cardstock, using the printed letters as a guide. Adhere each letter to a piece of self adhesive cork sheet, painted side up.

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6. Cut out each letter from the cork using your 6" Amplify® Mixed Media Shears

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7. With a metallic marker, add detail to the stamped words.

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8. Mount the letters on the front of a blank card.

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