Saturday, June 16, 2012

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.

2 comments:

Nancy said...

Tara that is gorgeous, love the balloon, nicely done! and the background is awesome too :)

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...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 :)