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Fly A Kite

Hello friends!  This is Crystal here with you today.  I hope you all had a happy, safe and socially distanced 4th of July holiday!  We had a traditional hot dog and hamburger BBQ for our party for two.  That seems to be my life these days, one very looooooooong party of two, but it's keeping me safe and healthy, so cheers to that!

Today I'm sharing a slimline card using the "Fly A Kite" stamp set and "Fly A Kite" coordinating dies by Hello Bluebird.  It's been a little while since I've made a "cute-sy" card, but Hello Bluebird has some of the cutest stamps and while I've had this stamp set for a little while, I had never even used it yet!  Who else must buy ALL the things and then doesn't have the time to play with them!? : )


The base of this slimline card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock.  Slimline cards measure 8 1/2" x 3 1/2" and are designed to fit inside a regular #10 business sized envelope. They do not require additional postage.  Many craft companies are catching on to this popular card size trend and are now making slimline envelopes for these cards.


On an 8 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock, I ink blended my background using Salty Ocean Distress Oxide and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks.  I then splattered the background with water to create the spots and also splattered some of the Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink to create more blue specks.  Using the Grassy Hillside Pop Up die, I cut the grass from a green piece of Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes paper.  I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the left side of the grass before adhering the grass to the blue ink blended background.  


I stamped all of the little critters, clouds and kites from the Hello Bluebird "Fly A Kite" stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock.  I colored the images with Copic markers and then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I adhered them to the card with foam adhesive to create a scene.  The foam adhesive helps to add depth and create dimension on the card.  Lastly, I added a few highlights to many of the images with a white gel pen.  



 I hope you have enjoyed this sweet card.  Thanks for visiting and helping to support a local, independent craft store in beautiful New Hampshire!  Have a wonderfully creative day!

XO, 
Crystal 


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