03 March, 2012

Kite in the Sky, flying high!

Hello everyone Anice here with my contribution to this months challenge inspiration.  Our lovely Allison set us the challenge this month of creating a card, or any other craft item, that has a Flying theme.

The only rule we have here at Get Funky is that you use at least ONE Funky Hand product, backing paper, stamp etc on your creation.  I even make it really easy if you don't have any Funky Hand stash yet as I give you a Funky Freebie backing paper each month that you can use. You'll find it by clicking the link or going to my website www.funkyhand.com and looking in the downloads section.

Anyway, here's the card I came up with..

As you can see I went for a kite flying in the sky.  The sky backing paper is this months Funky Freebie so grab it now it will only be available until 14th March.

I used a paper from the Funky Hand download I Heart You for the body of the kite.  I printed the backing paper it onto card and then cut out the kite shape.  I then scored from each corner to give it more dimension.  I couldn't leave it there though, as usual!, so I doodled triangles on the kite using a black Sakura glaze pen.

Once that was completed I started preparing the kites tail which I made using 22 gauge black covered wire.  It's always fun messing about with wire shaping it with your hands into the exact shape you want.  Once I'd got the tail shape I wanted I decided that it needed some decoration as it looked too empty.  I tied little pieces of pink rick rack at various places along the wire and then added some great white ribbon that had chunks of ribbon sticking off it.  Adding these decorations made it easy to attach the wire to the card without it showing.

To attach the kite to the card I used foam pads and used the same foam pads cut in half to attach the rick rack and so the wire to the card.

I hope this card has given you a bit of inspiration and now all you need to do is have a go yourself.

We love to see your creations and visit your blogs so join in, add you card to Mr linky below and have the chance of winning any Funky Hand download that you want.  You have until the 14th March to enter this months challenge and grab that Funky Freebie so.. Get Crafting!

Anice xx


  1. great idea- super card- it's not until you really think that you realise so many different things actually fly

  2. Love the kite - such a simple, but effective idea that works brilliantly with your freebie paper!! Cxx


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