Good morning! I am so excited to share my card this morning! I made it for my Dad's birthday that we celebrated last weekend. I typically struggle with masculine cards, but was SOOOO happy with how this one came out! I am also linking up with Unity Friends with Flair for this week...make sure and check out all the details on how to join in and win some free stamps!
I used the March KOTM for the diamond background, the balloons, and the sentiment. The background paper and balloon paper are from a My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad, and the center one with the diamond background is from a Basic Grey 6x6 paper pad.
I used my Tim Holtz distress tool to distress all the edges, then used lots of Tim Holtz distress ink in Frayed Burlap on all the edges. I stamped and cut the balloons out, distressed and inked them as well, then attached some twine from Ribbon Carousel to the back of them.
I attached them to the front card panel using pop-dots - just one for each balloon so that they would still move around a bit - more fun and whimsical that way!
Added some burlap ribbon (also from Ribbon Carousel!) to the front of the card, then adhere the middle panel over the top with foam adhesive. Finished off by stamping the sentiment on a hand trimmed tag, then tying it up with the balloon "strings" and a PTI button. Oh yes...did add a bit of faux stitching around the outside edges of the card as well.
Hope you are having a wonderful Friday and looking forward to the weekend!!!