Handmade Cards for Golfers-Rubbernecker Sale

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Many of you know I live in Florida and people down here play a lot of golf so, for me, handmade cards for golfers are needed more than you would think! If you live in an area where golf is a big thing OR know someone for whom golf is their calling, this card would be a total hit!  To make this card I used the Golf Cart, Golf Bag and Flag, Mountains, Evergreen Trees, Slimline Clouds and Small Birds.

An example of handmade cards for golfers with a golf cart and gold green made from paper die cuts

The Card Base, Mountains and Clouds

  • Cut an A2 sized card base using white cardstock. and score.
  • Apply masking take around the edges.
  • Apply light blue ink to the sky area using a large blender brush. Note:  I like to protect the edges of the cardstock with masking tape when I apply color using a large blender brush.  If not, the brush creates a darker color on edge that leaves the card looking a little messy.
  • Cut two sections of the mountains using green cardstock.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back mountain layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the front mountain layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Use white cardstock to cut the cloud layer, cut to fit the card and attach it using strips of mounting tape.

A paper golf cart and golf green made entirely from paper die cuts on handmade cards for golfers

The Golf Cart and Golf Bag

  • Cut the golf cart and bag using three coordinating colors.
  • Cut the tires using black cardstock and the golf clubs using grey cardstock.
  • Assemble the main base pieces of the cart and attach using glossy accents.
  • Use rolled double stick tape to attach the fenders to the cart base.
  • Finish by assembling the tire and covers and attach them together and to the cart using glossy accents.
  • Assemble the golf bag sections and golf clubs and attach using glossy accents.
  • Color the top portion of the golf bag with a black marker.

Finish the Handmade Card for Golfers

  • Cut one set of evergreen trees and color the trunks using a brown marker.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the trees and attach to the card base.
  • Cut the flag and stick using red and white cardstock and attach the sections together using glossy accents.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the hole, tuck the flag stick into the hole and attach using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the hole and a piece of mounting tape to the flag and attach them to the card base.
  • Attach the golf cart to the card base using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Cut the birds using mustard cardstock, lightly shade the birds with orange ink and color their beaks using a black marker.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach them to the card base.
  • Use glossy accents to attach a 1/8″ punched white circle close to the hole for the finishing touch.

Paper die cuts assembled on handmade cards for golfers showing a golf cart, golf clubs and golf green scene

Be sure to check out Rubbernecker’s store-wide weekend sale and use the FALL10 coupon code at check out. 

 
5313-02D Golf Cart Die
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5313-01D Golf Bag and Flag Stick Die
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5318D Tabbed Mountains Die
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5328-01D Slimline Clouds Die
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #1
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E47 – Dark Brown, COPIC Sketch Marker
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
 

I just love how Rubbernecker adds all those incredible details to their dies so YOU can look like the genius! And if and when you need to make some handmade cards for golfers in your life, you can make a card like this and know you’ve hit a hole in one with whomever you send it to!  Check out this Golf Cart Card to see a similar version of this card using different colors and a tree.

A BBQ Card for Labor Day

I’m getting ready for Labor Day weekend with this fun BBQ card.  Rubbernecker has a great collection of scenic dies that can be used to create outdoor cards.  For this card I used the BBQ Set, Tabbed Mountains, Pine Tree Forest, Cooler, Picnic Tables, Grass. Grass #2 and Small Birds.

This BBQ card is loaded with paper pieced details using cardmaking dies

The Outdoor Scene Base

  • Cut an A2 sized white card base and a 4.00″ x 5.25″ piece light blue cardstock.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the light blue layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Cut one section of the pine tree forest and color the trunks with a brown marker.
  • Cut two grass sections and two mountain sections using green cardstock.
  • Attach the two mountain sections and one grass section to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the front grass layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the trees, tuck them in behind the last mountain section and attach to the card base.
  • Cut grass sprigs using green cardstock, tuck them in behind the mountain layer and attach using glossy accents.

This BBQ card showing an outdoor scene was made entirely from cardmaking dies

The BBQ, Cooler, Picnic Table and Birds

  • Cut the BBQ using red and grey cardstock and assemble the pieces and attach using glossy accents.
  • Use gray cardstock to cut the hamburger and hotdogs, color them using mini applicators and brown and rust ink and attach to the grill top using glossy accents.
  • Use aqua, white, light green, yellow and black cardstock to cut the cooler pieces, assemble the pieces and attach together using glossy accents .
  • Cut the picnic table and benches using woodgrain cardstock , the tablecloth using gingham designer paper and attach the cloth to the table using a strip of mounting tape.
  • Use red cardstock to cut the birds and color the beaks using a black marker.

Finish the BBQ Card

  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the picnic table and benches and attach them to the front grass section.
  • Use mounting tape to attach the BBQ grill to the card and attach the grill utensils to the grill using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the cooler and attach to the front grass section.
  • Finish the card by apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach them to the scene.

 

This handmade BBQ card used cardmaking dies to create all the paper pieced details

How about you? Do you have special plans for the long Labor Day weekend? Make a BBQ card to invite friends and family for a BBQ picnic as a last nod to summer before school starts.  Check out my Handmade Camping Card for another fun way to enjoy the last days of summer.

 
5319-01D BBQ Die
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5318D Tabbed Mountains Die
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5164D Pine Tree Forest
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5313-03D Cooler Die
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5202-08D Picnic Tables Die Cut
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Color Fuse Set #2
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E47 – Dark Brown, COPIC Sketch Marker
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Pretty Backgrounds For Cards – Blending Tips!

As much as I love a card with a simple white background I do like making pretty backgrounds for cards where something needs to stand out with some context. Like this beach chair – it’s cute, but floating in mid-air, well, that would be odd. So creating a background where it could be the star makes the card that much more interesting.  Some of the prettiest backgrounds can be made using blender brushes and ink to create something realistic yet artistic. Here’s how you can do this.

For this card I used Rubbernecker’s Beach Umbrellas, Beach Chairs #2, Mixable Flower Stack 5107D and Small Birds.

a handstamped project featuring die cuts and a sample of pretty backgrounds for cards

The card Base and Scene Layer

  • Cut an A2 sized card base and scene layer using white cardstock.
  • Apply light brown ink to the lower section of the scene layer using a small blender brush to create the soft sandy beach.
  • Place a strip of masking tape across the lower half of the scene layer.
  • Use a large blender brush to apply light blue ink to create the ocean water line.
  • Remove the masking tape and apply the sky area using a large blender brush and light blue ink.
  • Sketch a few sections of sea grass in the sand using a green marker.
  • Apply touches of darker brown ink to the base of each sea grass section using a mini applicator.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scene layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Note:  I wanted the sky, water and sand colors to fade out to a white edge to create the appearance of a dreamy summer day.

pretty backgrounds for cards shown off with a tropical scene made from die cuts on a handmade greeting card

The Die Cut Beach Images

  • Cut the umbrella and chair sections using bright yellow and teal cardstock.yellow
  • Assemble the pieces and attach them together using glossy accents.
  • Cut a small strip of teal cardstock and several thin strips of yellow cardstock to create the beach towel.
  • Attach the yellow strips to the teal piece using glossy accents and use snips to cut the fringe and then attach it to the back of the beach chair using glossy accents.
  • Cut the sun using yellow cardstock and attach it to the top of the scene using a piece of mounting tape.
  • Attach small pieces of mounting tape to the top center and sides of the umbrella and attach it to the scene.
  • Apply a piece of mounting tape to the back of the chair and touches of glossy accents to the lower frame of the chair and attach it to the scene.
  • Finish the scene by cutting a small bird, apply gray ink to the wings using a mini applicator and attach it to the scene using a small piece of mounting tape.

 

a sample of pretty backgrounds for cards featuring a ocean view and a beach scene made from die cuts

Here are the the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
5212-02D Beach Umbrellas Die Cut
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5212-01D Beach Chairs #2 Die Cut
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Mixable Flower Stack Die 5107D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #12
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Peeled Paint, Ranger Distress Marker
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
 

Now that you have some tips to make different pretty backgrounds for cards like this one, try your hand at other scenes. I am betting you will get hooked!

And Now A Fun Slimline Camping Card!

You might have seen this card and I got so many nice comments about it, I decided to make a SLIMLINE camping card. As I have said, I wasn’t 100% sure how I felt about these slimline dies but when I started using them I realized how FUN they are! They give you so much more space to add extra details and this slimline camping card shows that off so well. And I got to use even more of those fabulous new cardmaking dies from Rubbernecker!

For this camping card I used the Slimline Solid Deckle, Deckle Hills, Camping Tent, Picnic Table, Camp Fire, Camping Items, Cooler, Leaf Group and Tiny flower Buds.

A slimline camping card with all kinds of die cut details in the extra space

Slimline Scene Base and Grass Layer

  • Cut a 3.50″ x 8.50″ card base using aqua cardstock and a slimline deckle layer using white card stock.
  • Cut two deckle hills section using green cardstock.
  • Use the slimline deckle frame to cut the edges and bottom of both deckle hill sections.
  • Mask off the edges of the deckle layer using masking tape. 
  • Apply the blue sky background using a large blender brush and blue ink and then remove tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the deckle scene layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Attach strips of mounting tape to the back of the deckle hills layers and attach them to the scene layer.

The Camping Tent and Picnic Table

  • Cut the fence sections out using green, aqua and white cardstock.
  • Assemble the pieces and attach them together using rolled up strips of double stick tape.
  • Cut the picnic table and benches using Kraft cardstock and color them using a mini applicator and brown ink.
  • Use gingham designer paper to cut the tablecloth section.
  • Attach the table cloth to the picnic table using rolled up strips of double stick tape.
  • Tuck the tent, table and benches in behind the grass sections and attach them using pieces of mounting tape.

A slimline camping card loaded with lots of die cut paper pieced details

The Camping Accessories

  • Cut the cooler using red, white and black cardstock. and assemble the pieces using glossy accents.
  • Use gray cardstock to cut the lantern, cups and coffee pot.
  • Cut the campfire sections using bright yellow cardstock and Kraft cardstock.
  • Color the camp fire rocks using a mini applicator and brown ink and attach the pieces together using glossy accents.
  • Attach the flame sections to the rocks using glossy accents. 
  • Apply touches of yellow and red stickles to the flame to create the sparkle of fire.
  • Attach the lantern, coffee pot and cups and camp fire to the scene using rolled up glue dots and mounting tape.

Finish the Scene

  • Use green cardstock to cut the branches and grass sprigs and yellow cardstock to cut the tiny flowers.
  • Form the tiny flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach the tiny flowers to the green branches using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the grass sprigs and flower branches in behind the grass layers and attach using glossy accents.

This slimline camping card was made using cardmaking dies to bring paper to life

Here is the list of items I used to make this cute card:

 
5322-05D Slimline Solid Deckle Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5323-03D Camping Tent Die
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5202-08D Picnic Tables Die Cut
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5323-01D Camp Fire Die
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5323-02D Camping Items Die
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5313-03D Cooler Die
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Ranger Stickles, Yellow
[ ELH ]
Ranger Stickles, Christmas Red
[ ELH ]
 

If you love camping OR know people who do (’cause, truly, not everyone loves camping!), you might want to make a camping card like this to bring or send to show off your love of the pursuit AND your skills!

A New Bumble Bee Die Cut for Adorable Cards!

I got to play with the CUTEST bumble bee die cut and his little hive, one of the latest new die cuts from Rubbernecker. I just love the size and scale of these little fellows and just had to add a little bed of tiny paper flowers for him to collect all that yummy pollen!  For this sweet scene I used the Inside ScallopBee With Hive, Stitched Hills, Leaves and Greenery, Spring Leaves, Small Flowers #1, Small Flowers #3 and Tiny Flower Buds.

I used the new bumble bee die cut set from Rubbernecker to make this super cute card - come see how!

The Scene and Card Base

  • Cut an A2 sized card using white cardstock.
  • Use white cardstock and the Inside Scallop die to cut the scene base. 
  • Apply masking tape on all four sides of the scene base.
  • Use Beachside ink and a blender blender brush to apply the blue sky background.
  • Cut a rectangle piece of yellow cardstock to fit behind the scene and attach it to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scene layer and attach it to the card base.

The Grass and Flowers

  • Use green cardstock to cut the Stitched Hills grass section and the flower stems.
  • Use the same Inside Scallop die to cut the grass section so it will match the pattern of the scene base.
  • Cut the flowers from the Bee with Hive set and the smaller flower sets using orange, red and yellow cardstock.
  • Form the flowers using a stylus and molding pad.
  • Use the tiny flowers to fill in the center of the larger flowers.
  • Attach all the flowers to the flower stems and tuck them in behind the grass section and apply with glossy accents.

Making this cute little scene was super easy with the new bumble bee die cut set from Rubbernecker!

The Bumble Bee, Branch and Hive

  • Cut the bumble bee body using black and yellow cardstock and the wings using white vellum cardstock.
  • Attach the bee sections together using glossy accents.
  • Use Kraft card stock to cut the branch and green cardstock to cut the small leaves.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink to the branch using a mini applicator ant attach the leaves using glossy accents.
  • Attach the branch to the top of the scene base using a strip of mounting tape.
  • Use yellow and golden brown cardstock to cut the hive. and attach the pieces together using glossy accents.
  • Finish the scene by attaching the bee and the hive to the scene base using pieces of mounting tape.

    Here are all the shapes included in this die cut set – isn’t it just the CUTEST?

Have you ever seen a cuter bumble bee die cut? He and his little hive are from this new set from Rubbernecker!

I can see so many different cute things we can do with this bumble bee die cut and I hope you come back to check out what I make!  Did you happen to see my Framed Honey Bee Card made using this same set along with the Bee with Honey Pot set?  The two sets are perfect to mix and match. together  Thank you for coming by and I hope you are staying safe out there.

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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5324-01D Bee with Hive Die
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5173-01D Stitched Hills Die Cut
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5309-04D Leaves and Greenery Die
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5309-06D Spring Leaves Die
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5210-04D Small Flowers #1
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5309-09D Small Flowers #3
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Here are the other tools and supplies used.

 
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Twins, Judikins Eclipse
[ ELH ]
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Gloss White
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SZZ ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
 

Handmade Kite Card

Making this handmade kite card on this vertical slimline layout was so much fun.  The tall card provides lots of space for the tree and the kites flying in the sky.  I used grass, flowers and a fence at the bottom of the card to balance the scene.  I used the new Rubbernecker Slimline Scallop with Holes, Winter Tree, Kite, Grass, Picket Fence, Garden Stems, Spring Leaves, Small Flowers #3 and Sun Moon.

Click through to see all the fun details on this handmade kite card!

The Slimline Card Base and Scene Layer

  • Cut a white 8.50″ x 7.00″ piece of cardstock,  score it at 3.50″ and fold.
  • Use white cardstock to cute the scallop slimline piece.
  • Mask off the edges of the slimline piece with masking tape.
  • Use Beachside ink , cloud template and a blender brush to apply the cloudy sky background.
  • Remove the masking tape, apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the layer and attach it to the card base.

The Tree

  • Cut the tree using Kraft cardstock and the leaves using green cardstock.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink to the tree by swiping the pad directly over the cardstock.
  • Form the leaves using the molding pad and leaf tool.
  • Attach the leaves to the tree branches using using glossy accents.
  • Attach the tree to the card base using rolled up strips of double stick tape and rolled up glue dots.

This handmade kite card might make you want to run to the park and play or to come see all the cute details.

The Grass, Flowers and Fence

  • Cut a grass section using green cardstock and a fence section using white cardstock.
  • Attach the fence to the back of the grass section using double stick tape.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the grass-fence section and attach it to the card base.
  • Cut the garden stems using green cardstock and the flowers using red and yellow cardstock.
  • Form the flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach the flowers to the garden stems using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the flower stems in behind the grass and attach using glossy accents.

The Kites and Sun

  • Cut the sun using bright yellow cardstock and attach it to the top of the card using glossy accents.  Note:  I normally pop the sun up on mounting tape but for this I wanted the sun to appear behind the popped up kite.
  • Cut the kite three times using bright yellow, teal and red cardstock.
  • Mix and match the colors to create the three kits and attach the pieces together using glossy accents. Note:  The kite tails can be used in either direction and look more natural if alternated on the kites. 
  • Finish by attaching the kits in the sky using pieces of mounting tape. 

Come see how I created all the fun details on this handmade kite card – it was easier than it looks.

It’s pretty hot out right now so you may have more fun staying in and making a handmade kite card.  Rubbernecker has so many dies that make it fun and easy to create cards like this.  And, I can’t say enough about how much fun I am having playing with the new Slimline Dies.  Did you get a chance to see my Slimline Beach Card that I posted a few days ago?  I sure do appreciate you coming by and I hope you get a chance to play with your dies today.  Have a great day.

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
5322-03D Slimline Solid Scallop w/…
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5202-04D Kite Die Cut
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Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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5309-06D Spring Leaves Die
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Picket Fence Die Cut 5152-01D
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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5309-08D Garden Stems Die
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5309-09D Small Flowers #3
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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4011 Clouds Stencil
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Here the other tool sand supplies used.

 
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Twins, Judikins Eclipse
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]