This week over at: Crazy4Challenges I am the hostess, and found on the “Calendar of Days” that today is “Kite Flying” day! So for this Saturday Feb. 8th. the challenge is to put a kite on your card. If you don’t have a kite then you can put anything else that flies on your card. Or,….You can make a kite to put on your card like I did.
Step 1: Cut a rectangle that measures 5.5″ x 7″ from white cardstock. Next I used a stencil from Elizabeth Craft Designs called “Clouds and Grass” to stencil this background panel with PanPastels.
Step 2: I made the kite by cutting a rectangle from Coral cardstock that measures 2″ x 3″. Then I folded on the diagonal long side. Then cut the shape of the kite. Then fold across the kite. Below shows the toothpicks I glued on the underside:
Step 3: Cut out a 1″ x 6″ grass edge for the bottom of card with Elizabeth Craft Designs: Nature Edges. The clouds are from an older Karen Burniston die set called: The All Season Tree.
Step 4: Make a base card by scoring an 8.5″ x 11″ pc. of cardstock at 5..5″ and then folding for a book fold and trimming to 5″ x 7″. Now adhere the cloud stenciled layer to the front of the base card. Adhere the grass edge to the bottom of the card. Then decide how you want the clouds and Kite. I added a little foam dot under the clouds and top half of the kite. Then I added a pc. of white bakers twine to make the kite tail. Then just cut scraps of colored cardstock in tiny triangles and glued them on either side of the twine.
Step 5: I chose the stamped sentiment from an older one from Karen Burniston “flying by to say” because I could make a few and stash them for almost any occasion by just adding the appropriate sentiment on the inside. Thanks so much for taking a quick look:
Other Products Used:
Michael’s Craft Store: All cardstock
Amazon: PH Neutral PVA Glue