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Fishy Father’s Day Card

Fishy Father's Day Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette

It’s Kalyn here with a new card project to share! Father’s Day is coming up in just a matter of weeks, so I thought it was time to get some ideas cooking. As soon as I saw the Fish Duo cut file, I was immediately inspired to create something for my dad. We had a koi fish pond growing up and these just reminded me of feeding the fish with my dad on warm summer evenings.


Fishy Father's Day Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette


I first took my watercolor set and created some simply color washes on watercolor paper. Then I ran the paper strips through my CAMEO and put it on the “heavy cardstock” setting. This cut it out wonderfully. But a quick tip – be sure your cardstock is completely dry before putting it through your machine.


Fishy Father's Day Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette


Fishy Father's Day Card | Kalyn Kepner for Silhouette


I finished off the card with some paint splatter and a stamped sentiment. It’s a super easy card, but if you wanted to make it even easier, you could use patterned paper that looks like watercolor instead of creating it yourself.

Happy making!

Kalyn Kepner

I'm Kalyn, a paper crafter, blogger and graphic design student. I've been making handmade cards since 2008 and my love for this creative outlet has only grown since then.

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Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®


CAMEO 12-inch cutting mat




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  1. This is excellent! My dad has a koi fish pond, so now I know what card he’s getting this year!

  2. I love the watercoloring and splats and of course the fishy designs 😉

  3. Love to work with watercolors, your card is awesome, your Dad will love it!

  4. Super cute!!

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