Color Play #3: CAS Father’s Day Card using Stencil

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Happy Friday, Sweeties!! Nicole here with a fun coloring tutorial!! If you find yourself having a hard time creating masculine cards, today’s project should cheer you up! I know lots of stampers tend to reach for dark and neutral colors for masculine cards. BUT! You can always create a fun card using bright and light colors too.

Let’s chat up! Leave me a comment below: what are some of YOUR favorite colors when creating cards for men? Mine are any shades of green and blue, and yellows.


I am sharing a super “clean and simple” Father’s Day Card. I love this adorable sentiment from Dad’s Tool Box Stamp Set and wanted to incorporate it with the stenciled background.

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I took out my Honeycomb stencil from Tim Holtz and used Peacock Feathers, Broken China, and Salty Ocean Distress Inks. I used Mini Blending Tool to blend those colors together. So easy! You can watch how I create this background in the video.

TIP: To achieve the ultimate CAS look, leave out some white margins on the card layer when working with customized backgrounds. It gives an extra “umph” when you want to pop out those beautiful colors!

I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. It is rich pigment ink pad perfect for our sweet sentiments, giving crisp and clear results. I added a few of gray colored candy dots around the sentiment to balance the colors out.

Hope you enjoyed the video tutorial! Take out your stamp sets and ink pads to play this weekend! Thanks for stopping by!!


Nicole P.

About nicolepicadura

An avid paper crafter who loves to share her passion of stamping and cardmaking.

4 Responses to Color Play #3: CAS Father’s Day Card using Stencil

  1. Patti J. says:

    Love your card, Nicole, and as always, your video was fun, quick, and informational! Great job – have a good weekend!

  2. Becky says:

    Love the card and video Nicole. Love learning something new. You asked what colors we like when making cards for males. I have two color groups that I trend to gravitate to… black, gray & white and tan, brown & white. I think I need to branch out more…your card showed me that.
    Thank you again for sharing.

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