Saturday, June 24, 2017

Bright and cheery kite celebration card

Hello crafty friends, 

Today I have an easy to create clean and simple card to share with you.  Kites come in so many beautiful designs and are about as cheery as it gets!  With the start of summer this week it seemed like the perfect choice for two challenges I am playing along with. The green and white background (base layer) was made using a Hero Arts geometric style stencil, which I sponged over to blend Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio onto white cardstock.  I cut this panel down to slightly smaller than A2 sized so I would have a white frame around the edge when glued to the A2 card base. 


 

The top layer was die cut from white cardstock with the largest die from the My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die.  I stamped the kite and sentiment in Black Versafine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I colored the kite with copic markers and added some sparkle with a Spectrum Noir clear marker.  It's hard to tell in the photo but in real life the sparkle shows up very nicely.  

 

I hope this helps you think of more variations on this style - for instance the background could be made shimmery too by adding something like angel mist before removing the stencil.  I would love to hear your thoughts on how you use stencils and sparkle in your cards.  

Challenges I am playing along with:
Color Throwdown
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday

Until next time,

Teresa

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