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Monday, September 21, 2020

Flying a Kite - another new release from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps

Hello, Crafty Friends.  Wow, it is Monday, once again, and I have two cards to share with you from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  This on is called Flying a Kite.  This set comes with the silhouette image and a sentiment which I have used on the first card.  I loved working with  this stamp.  You can make a fabulous scene with added stamp sets or you can stamp it on designer for a quick, but beautiful card.

This was a really easy card to make.  I stamped the silhouette image on this pretty designer paper and it looks like I spent some time water coloring it.  I like when I have paper that makes me look good.  ~grin~.   The paper was from a paper pack I purchased at Hobby Lobby.

For my second card, I decided to make a beach scene.  Oh, what fun it would be to be flying a kite on the beach for a young couple creating wonderful memories.   I used the Forever After Sentiment Stamps.   I stamped my beach image on the card stock and colored it with Copic Markers.  I added a white gel pen to my water to give it the effect of waves.  I used a Heidi Pettie Cloud Stencil to make my clouds along with turquoise ink.  I used a stamp positioner to stamp the silhouette image and sentiment over the top of the beach.  Any easy way to do this is to put a piece of clear card stock over your card, you stamp on it and you can see clearly where your image is going to be and you can make sure your sentiment is straight before you stamp on the card.  I use the clear acrylic packaging from Spellbinders Dies to stamp on.   After I am done with it,  I clean it off  and it is ready to use again or you can pitch it and use another piece for the next time.  I store my dies in thick plastic envelopes so I keep  several of the packages to cut up for my card project protectors.

I am happy you joined me today.    I hope you enjoyed the cards.

Have a fabulous week.


  1. Beautiful cards, you have created two wonderful scenes - lovely paper on the first one.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  2. Wow - TWO GREAT LOOKS! Love that paper pack you have been using - it does look like you were watercoloring all day to get that special look of a sun-washed sky, T
    The beach scene (with all your hints on how to get everything lined up perfectly) with its great sentiment, looks so realistic - seeing the white caps on the ocean, is reminiscent of a wonderful summer day!

  3. Oh I surely love them both, I love it when the paper does the work for us and that does look like a great watercolor background, I think I may have bought that same paper pack ;)
    The beach scene is just fabulous, wow you did a fantastic job on the coloring and sky and the white highlights for the waves!

  4. What lovely cards Shirley, beautifully designed and such fabulous backgrounds too, Kate x

  5. Both cards are so nicely done. I like how you stamped on background paper. Hope you don't mind...I may borrow your idea...

  6. OH! Shirley, these are just fabulous and happy cards, love the sentiment on both and your pretty patterned paper which makes you look "amazing" LOL.
    Faith x

  7. Two stunning cards, the beach is so peaceful and lovely and the first is lovely, and the sentiment is fabulous!

  8. Both cards are fabulous and the silhouette image is beautiful. Thank you for the tip about using the clear card/packaging x.

  9. Two great cards .. .. I love the sky you have created on the first one very much.

    Love Jules xx

  10. This brings back childhood memories of trying to get a kite to fly and endlessly running up and down a hill by the sea where I grew up. I never did have much success despite my efforts. You have created a wonderful scene xx

  11. Both gorgeous but love the fabulous background on the first one
    carol x