A Balloon for Dad

Happy Father's Day!  I hope y'all found some time to make a hand made card for your Dad before his special day... if not, I'm sure he'd agree with me that it's not too late :)
(There's still a few more hours until it's officially Father's Day... right?)

I made this one for my Dad when I sat down to experiment with Distress Markers a little... turns out they work pretty slick on glossy cardstock!  My background features an image inked with 2 shades of Distress Markers stamped onto glossy cardstock, plus a few extra gear images. The hot air balloon was stamped twice, once with Distress Markers and then slightly offset with Black Archival ink.  I then stamped it a third time, using Archival on another sheet of glossy cardstock.  I shaded with two shades of Distress directly on the paper, then used a water brush to pull the colours, adding more from my craft sheet 'palette' until I got the intensity of colour I wanted.  I then trimmed the balloon and mounted it with 3D squares over my background.

The fabric layer you see is that linen paper I posted about earlier this week.  I love how well it takes ink!  I coloured directly on it with Distress Markers & blended with a water brush.  The embellishment is a metal tab from Tim Holtz.  All stamps (except those little gears) are by Tim Holtz.  The gears are by Stampendous.


Nancy said…
Tara that is gorgeous, love the balloon, nicely done! and the background is awesome too :)
...gorgeous card, your Dad is going to loVe this when he see's it, the balloon stamp comes in handy for so many projects & I loVe the colour you've chosen, super inky basckground & a great sentiment...perfect...Mel :)