Simple Watercolor Frame (Father’s Day card) + new releases from Simon Says Stamp

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials23 Comments

First things first: Dad, if you’re reading, act surprised when you get this in the mail, deal?

There is a brand new release out today from Simon Says Stamp called Celebrate You, and I’m sharing a card project made with one of my new CZ Design releases called Parental Props.

The stamps feature a very minimal typeface and the dot stamps at the bottom can be used to create your own patterns for backgrounds that you can stamp or stamp and color using markers or other color mediums. I created this set not simply to be a standalone Mother’s or Father’s Day stamp set, but to be all all-purpose gratitude for your parents kind of set.

Because sometimes—okay, maybe more than sometimes—it’s good to say thank you and I love you. I’m so grateful I still have my parents around to say thank you to! They have and continue to help me in so many ways.

Today’s card video shows how to create a simple rainbow frame using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I’m kind of on a Zig kick right now after doing this card project a few days back. Here is the video showing you how I created the Dad card:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please check back tomorrow, as I’ll be participating in a Celebrate You blog hop featuring lots of creative ideas using products from the new release. I can’t wait to see what other card makers do with this set! If you use any of my products and share on social media, please tag me—@czdesign—because I love to see what you are making.

I also have a handful of other new releases out today! Click on each image to see more info in the Simon Says Stamp store! I’ve got a few birthday products because that is the type of card I need to make the most!

These are the coordinating dies:

Or you can buy them as a combo set:

This is a standalone die:

Here is a word and shadow die combo set:




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Cathy ZielskeSimple Watercolor Frame (Father’s Day card) + new releases from Simon Says Stamp

23 Comments on “Simple Watercolor Frame (Father’s Day card) + new releases from Simon Says Stamp”

  1. #2
    Teresa Doyle

    Very cool cards Cathy, I am sure your parents will love them. A great stamp set you designed too!

  2. #3
    Sheri Kempke

    Great Dad’s day card Cathy–he’s going to love the bit o shine! Great stamp set you have designed.

  3. #4

    Love your cards. What a great stamp set for parents. I would like to see some ideas with the lines of circles at the bottom. They look super interesting. Thanks for sharing with us.

    1. #4.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Yes! I will try to do something with those. I had an idea to use them for creating simple patterns!

  4. #5
    Lynn M

    Hi, Cathy: I love the cards for Mom & Dad.
    Any chance some of these will turn up at Designer Digitals for scrapping? I’d love the Happy Birthday designs to use on photos.

    1. #5.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Possibly! I can turn my stamp designs into digital stamps so… i’ll try to have those ready for next week! stay tuned!

  5. #7
    Michelle Hackett

    I always look forward to seeing your new designs. And your cards are really great. I’ll look forward to tomorrow’s hop.

  6. #10
    Laurie Schlichter

    I really like the rainbow backgrounds and the large print on the MOM and DAD sentiments.

  7. #11

    cant’t wait to go back and watch your card tutorials…they look fantastic. Loving this fun release…..
    loved your tutorial and signed up to follow on YouTube!! thanks

  8. #12
    Angela Wipraechtiger

    Thanks for sharing. I love the minimalistic design combined with pop of color and extra glam.

  9. #13
    Cathy Loveless

    I love your cards. My Mom and Dad passed away this year but that stamp set would be incredible for anyone by just removing the Mom and Dad! The more thanks we can give, the better.

  10. #14
    Cindy Murry

    I love watching your card tutorials. Your cards have crisp lines & basic principals. Thank you for continuing to show us your talent!

  11. #17
    Terrie D.

    These cards are wonderful! I love the watercolored frame you created behind your sentiments. Your products in this release are great. 🙂

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