Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Watercolored Bug Father’s Day Card


watercolored bugs fathers day

This is the second card for my Dad. I know I have mentioned before, he was a salesman in the 1960’s, and had VW Beetles as his work ride. I stamped the bug onto watercolor paper, and watercolored in the colors that he owned. The orange one (the color was named “Clementine”) was the last one we had (1971 model), and it got painted navy by my high school auto shop at some point late in the 1970’s. The best car to learn how to drive the stick shift!

clementine bug 1971

1979 blue bug

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand, vellum paper, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, Sakura Koi, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.



5 thoughts on “Watercolored Bug Father’s Day Card

  1. Your stamping precision is amazingly neat. How do you do that?? Great, fun card.

    • Oh, you are very kind, Gillian. For this one, I did nothing special to keep myself straight. I always have grid paper under my project, and I use a few tiny pieces of washi tape to keep my project attached/lined up on the grid paper.

      • Ok, thanks. I’ll try it!

      • It’s just something that works for me. And, yes, this card was done in one try (I threw no parts into the trash because of mistakes)…but, in reality…that rarely happens. I screw up part of the execution and have to redo some part.

  2. I really like this sentiment. Although I don’t have the vw connection I like them too. We need a father’s day card and something similar would fit the bill. Doesn’t make sense to mail one so I will do some “shopping”.