Hi everyone, have you seen the Kite Delight stamp set? It’s a fun set with great imagery and sentiments but what I love about it is that it can be used in a way that is not necessarily how the set was designed to be used. A week or so ago, Sara Douglass, CEO of Stampin’ Up!® shared a short video showing how one of the kite images could be used in a different way. I loved the idea and decided to make my own version. It’s super simple but I love how it turned out.
Start by choosing the colours you want to use. I chose Polished Pink, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green and Mango Melody. I stamped the kite from the Kite Delight set in the same colour ink as the cardstock I chose. I then fussy cut the images out and layered them on a panel of Basic White cardstock. I trimmed this panel to the size I wanted and then popped it up on a Basic Black cardstock base.
For the sentiment, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment (also from the Kite Delight stamp set) in Versamark on Basic Black cardstock. This was then white heat-embossed and trimmed to size. I also popped this up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final touch was to add a few of the black Adhesive-Backed Hexagons.
Here’s the card…
I love how vibrant and happy this card is. It really didn’t take too long to make either despite having to do a lot of fussy cutting. One thing I would recommend is adding an Adhesive Sheet to the cardstock before you stamp so that you can easily peel off the back and attach the pieces to the white panel. Adding the adhesive to the kites was a little annoying. You could also pop up the odd kite too to add a little more character.
I hope you’ll give it a go. It was so fun! All the supplies you need can be found in my online store here.