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  • Writer's pictureRick Adkins

Another Year Flies By...

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super cute little card to share with you using the Kite Delight Stamp Set from the January-June Mini Catalog. This was also the featured stamp set in my Online Card Club last month. And it's so fun to play with. Here's a look at the card that I designed for a birthday that's coming up.

Handmade card by Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tips & Tricks:

The first thing that I did to this card if you notice the clouds in the background of the Pool Party Cardstock layer on the front. I took my Cloud Punch and punched out three clouds for the card front, and had a thought why not take the negative space left from the punch out and use as a stencil to add more clouds. So, I broke out my Blending Brushes and my Pool Party Classic Ink Pad and went to work adding some ink blended clouds and I just love how it turned out. I then took the left over ink on the brush and added it to the bottom of the three punched out clouds.

Handmade card by Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Next I added the clouds to the card front with just some Multipurpose Liquid Glue and cut off the overhang. I used the pieces that I cut off to add some clouds that looked like they where floating into the scene. I then stamped one of the kites from the Kite Delight Stamp Set in Basic Gray Classic Ink onto scraps of Mango Melody Cardstock, Granny Apple Green Cardstock, and Pool Party Cardstock. There is not a matching die set for this stamp set so I cut each one of the kites out by hand using my Paper Snips. Look I know some of you out there hate fussy cutting but this is such a super simple stamp set that it's just a few cuts and it looks amazing.

Handmade card by Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

I then took some pieces of twine from the Fan Bakers Twine (my Crafty Corner Online Card Club Members got a full pack of the Fan Bakers Twine in their Crafty Corner Club Kit in April) and placed behind each of the kites securing the twine in place with Mini Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals. Next I placed the kites on the card front where I wanted them to go and stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray Classic Ink. I then wrapped the remaining pieces of the Fan Bakers Twine around the card front tightly and secured it in place with Scotch Tape. I made sure that the twine stayed where I wanted it to be before securing with the tape.

Finishing Touches:

Handmade card by Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

To finish off the card I popped the card front onto a card base made from a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Basic White Thick Cardstock on Stampin' Dimensionals. So you have a fun dimensional birthday card that you can send to a friend no matter what age they are. I personally think that this would make a great birthday card for a male. It's fun and colorful but not famine at all.

Thanks for dropping by today, as always if you need any of these supplies you can pick them up in my online store using the Stampin' Up! Shopping List below. Everything that I used is listed there if you want to recreate this card as I created it.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins

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