SCS KITE CARD

HI THERE…they (SCS) posted this a few weeks ago and but this is the first chance I have had to repost it on my blog… this is different than DOROTHY’S ORGAMI KITE CARD I posted before in that this is the whole card is a kite…not just a kite image for on the front…it does require a bit of measuring and also some cutting but its not hard and it does come out ever so cute. Plus with all the wind we have had lately I thought it was timely..

SCS KITE CARD IMAGE

SCS KITE CARD IMAGE

SCS KITE CARD so this is the link check it out  and I think you will agree its a really cool card to make…

I liked the pop up effect when you open it but the sample above is a bit to fru fru my tastes so I went and tried it with some halloween style paper.

my halloween version of the kite card...

my halloween version of the kite card…

I just used regular white cord to form the tail and then I have a small bat punch and punched two each and stuck them together to form the decorations on the tail… plus I used a sticker that cut out the big bat and used it on the kite… I am still debating about putting gogglie eyes on the big bat…..I think the gogglie eyes are gonna win……after I finished this one I looked at it and went hummmm what about a cob web on the kite and a hanging spider….ok back when its finished….Ok…first I did the birthday one with embossing on the front using the cloud embossing template and then I lightly ran over the embossing with s silver cat’s eye stamp pad… then I use sticker for the cupcake..INSIDE I will write something like JUST FLYIN BY WITH A BIG BIRTHDAY HI…

birthday kite

birthday kite

Now here is the spider and web one… Used an embossing template on the front for the WEB then I lightly ran over the embossing with a black stamp pad… the spider is a large felt SPIDER mounted on a foam dot…I got the spider a few years ago from either Michaels or JoAnn’s…probably Michaels…

spider/web kite

spider/web kite

I bet I have more halloween embellishments than all the craft stores in all the world…lol… I just can’t help myself so I do try to stay away…at this time of year…or to walk straight thru to where I need to be…

Now back to the pattern… in step 2 it says that you are to score diagonally from the 3″ mark diagonally down to the 7″ mark… well she shows you on the score board ( not sure whose its is as its PINK) BUT its not that easy…. so here was my solution to this problem I have the new SCOR-PAL and it has marks every 1/8th inch… so I went to the center of the board ( THE 6″ MARK ) and using my regular black sharpie…I traced that 6″ mark all the way down the board once you have that you can lay your marks at each end and score away….however if you don’t have a score board of any type you could use a magazine and score with a ruler and a bone folder or some other type of scoring tool and score or you can simply fold the paper so that the straight edge matches up at 3″ mark and the 7″ mark and then score the fold with your tool… look at the photo for #2 to see the straight line I am talking about .  This  X fold creates the explosion effect at the top of the kite. Here is the image so you can see what I did….

scor-pal with black line all the way down to help with diagonal scores..

scor-pal with black line all the way down to help with diagonal scores..

I actually used the 6 1/2 inch mark to drawn on …but you get the idea …I think you could remove if you needed to with windex or something like that…but this helps and you can do the same thing if you have the MARTHA STEWART score board also…. the new scor-pal does have marks on the board as you can see but they didn’t come down far enough to show out from under the diagonal piece of card stock… one line all the way down seems to work the best…

So one more note regarding the two small squares… which the directions tell you to cut at diagonal from point to point.  Now those squares cut into 4 diamonds are used to decorate the inside of the kite card at the explosion part at the top…this is fine,however, I also think that a) you don’t need to decorate that area at all…b) you can use small stamps in those spaces c) you can use small stickers…or d) small punches to decorate…my reason for this is because I am usually using scraps to decorate the front of the card and while they make the inside squares match the decorator paper on the front sometimes  in fact quite often I don’t have enough of the paper to do the small triangles for the inside.

While I also told you that I found this card a little too fru fru for myself…I do have several friends and even relatives who would love the flowers and ribbons…so especially if you have flower punches small ones and brads this will make a lovely card that will be appreciated by many… so go for it… it would also make a great get well card and also a cute valentine card as well..tiny hearts on the tail would be great.

EYE CANDY Baby Video… I truly hope that you can see this video as it is so cute… however if you can’t then you might try to go to YOU TUBE and type in baby video…my favorite part is the last scene with the dog… I am still laughing…

AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY…wire headed cyber toad…aka kath

 

 

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