Friday, 25 January 2013

Let's Go Fly a Kite

Hi guys

I've got a bright and cheerful card to share with you tonight.  I made this for my friend's son who is celebrating his 5th birthday.  I struggle with children's cards, especially for boys, so I'm glad I bought this little kite stamp to add to my collection.

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

 
 
 
And here's my interpretation of the sketch
 
 
I cut a strip of blue card and embossed the numbers using a brass stencil and a light box.  I then cut the yellow card into a triangle and stamped the sentiment.  I stamped the kite image using Impress ink in Jet Black and coloured with ProMarkers.  I used an oval die to cut around the image and popped this up on 3D foam. 
 
I decided to use three different primary colours and three different shapes.
 
Materials used:
  • Stamps: Kite - Hobbycraft (from the £1 range of stamps); Sentiment - Papermania 'Stamping for Him'
  • ProMarkers: Poppy, Tulip Yellow, Azure
  • Ink: Impress - Jet Black; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Cardstock: Kanban 300gsm Brilliant White Cardstock; Bazzill Basics Premium Cardstock (blue and yellow)
  • Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Ovals Large
  • Brass Stencil - Papermania
 
Thank you for visiting today, I appreciate you taking the time.
 
Neet x


14 comments:

  1. Fab card , great use of primary colours

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  2. The use of colors is simple awesome :)

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  3. Ooh - I still have a light box (I'll have to dig around for the stencils! lol!) I love this cheery boy's birthday card! Thanks so much for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

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    1. I had to blow the cobwebs off my light box after finding it abandoned at the back of the cupboard! I don't have any number stamps so went with this option instead, was fun using it again actually! x

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  4. Great take on the sketch & such a fun card - perfect for a little boy! x (p.s. I line up my stamps purely by eye....much too lazy to use any fancy tools lol)

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    1. Thanks for replying Stephanie, you must have brilliant vision then, your stamping was perfect! xx

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  5. What a funky card - perfect for a little boy.

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  6. Such a fun take on the sketch and a perfect little boy card! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

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  7. Great boy card- I love the kite stamp! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

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  8. What a lovely card! It is perfect for a little boy! I love these bright colors.

    Rosi x

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  9. Wonderful embossing Anita! I got some freebie embossing boards but have no light box to use them. I may have to invest in one after seeing these wonderfully possible results :0) Mo

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    1. Thanks for all your lovely comments today Mo. Just so you know, a light box is for use with brass stencils so the light shines through. Embossing boards are a little harder to use as you have to feel around to find the designs under the card x

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    2. Of course! Silly me! I got some second hand brass stencils with a view to using them with paste, but haven't as yet, I find the thought a little daunting, haha :0) x

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    3. Give it a go, I've used paste with them before. It can be a bit messy but that's the fun bit :) After carefully lifting the stencil off I then used some really fine glitter to coat the image, makes a lovely effect x

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