Saturday 16 March 2013

Up, up and away!

A departure from my usual stampy style today - only the sentiment is stamped on this one! 

It struck me while making this that it was probably inspired by this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge so I'm linking there. It wasn't a conscious thing but I knew the dare was "acute angles" and having gone to sleep trying to come up with an idea for a seven year old's birthday card, I woke up thinking kites for no apparent reason.

I don't own a kite stamp so I found a clip art kite and used it as a template to cut DCWV cardstock for a paper pieced kite. Lots of acute angles in those tail bows even if the kite itself has some right angles in the mix!

Clip art kite
Essential Messages by Hero Arts
DCWV textured  cardstock
Adirondack ink by Ranger (Stonewashed)
Versafine ink by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)
Sewing machine and thread
Corner Chomper
Foam pads

The recpient seemed pleased with it which is always a relief when it comes to kids' cards - I find them hard enough I never know whether I've pitched them about right or not!

Thanks for stopping by, hope your weekend is a good one!


Kath said...

It's a lovely card, Joanne ,and I am sure she liked it. Good idea for angles too.

Lythan said...

that is such a fabulous card Joanne - I love the paper pieced kite and the sky background. Thanks for sharing your shapes with Daring Cardmakers this week

Unknown said...

This is so clever and original for a girl or boy. My 7 year old grandson and his girl friends of that age just love flying kites.

It's so refreshing to see originality rather than just stamped images - which are fabulous - but to have something different, and coloured differently is so eye catching, and not another 'variation' of the latest stamping technique - which are lovely too - but this is just unique

Paula Whittaker said...

super card for any age or gender.

gardenpinks said...

Lovely card and our 7 year old granddaughter would love this too. I sometimes think forgetting about the stamps now and again reminds us that there are other ways of creating cards!
Lynn x

Svenja said...

Very pretty card! I love the way you've arranged the background and the kite, it's so dimensional.

Deborah said...

Hurrah for clip art templates and thinking outside the box. I bet anyone from 7 to 70 would love this.

Traceyr said...

Really happy, cute child's card Joanne I love it. :)