Sunday, 1 November 2015

Claritystamp Challenge - Clean and simple

A very simple card from me this month.  I made this card for my son-in-law's birthday.  The inspiration was a family day we spent together on my grandson's birthday earlier in the year.  He was given a kite for his birthday and being only 2 needed his Dad's help to fly it.  We couldn't stop laughing as he ran across the field, youngest son on his shoulders, trying to get the kite to catch the wind, his 3 year old son copying his mum and shouting "Faster, Lee, run faster".  It was a great day, and yes, Lee did manage to get the kite to fly. I will put the quote inside the card.  

Stamps: Claritystamps Man and boy from Wee Folk 1 set, Wrought Iron kite
Ink:        Archival Watering can
Other:    X-cut die for bows, Black pen

No step-by-step photos for this one as it is so simple.

  • Stamp Wee folk and kite straight onto card blank using Watering can Archival ink and the kite again on some card covered on back with double sided tape.
  • Draw a line from the kite to the man.
  • Cut out kite from the card and stick on some thread for the kite tail before placing over the stamped kite on the card.
  • Die cut bows, or make your own in various coloured card and stick over thread to hold it in place. The end bit is loose.
  • Add 'Happy Birthday'. I have a pre-printed sheet of card with lots of different sentiments.
  • Finishing touches. With black pen draw a box around the sentiment, add some grass for the wee folk to stand on and a rectangle around the edge of the card.
I do find making cards for men more difficult and perhaps the answer is to keep it simple.  Hope Lee will like this one and it brings back memories of that day in July.

If you want to enter the Claritystamp challenge this month it couldn't be simpler.  Looking forward to seeing all your entries.

Lesley x


  1. This card so works simple but effective Love it xxx

  2. A beautifully stylish card, Lesley and such a lovely story to accompany it. I, too, can remember my dad trying to fly my sister's kite with not much success. In the end he took it apart, re-made it and it worked!!! ;~}

  3. I love this card Lesley, with its simple design and flash of colour; just so effective. Its nice that it evokes special memories too. Xxx

  4. Love this - very CAS with a little colour.
    Thanks for your comment on my card, yes she is just the right size!

  5. Love the inspiration about the boys and the kites that inspired you to make this card. That is so thoughtful, fun and just so perfect x