Monday, October 29, 2007

Skating Hedgie

Have you ever done a kickstand card? I think these are fun to make and are different than the norm. I don't know about you but, I get sick of the same ole style all the time.

With this card I used Holiday Hedgehogs it is retired but such a cute set. No matter what you set is this design will work with them.

I used Night of Navy (NON) cs, for the base of the card and for the base of the kickstand, also used it behind the Happy Holidays. To do the card base cut cs at 4 1/4 x 11. Fold in half and open up. You will need to cut 1 3/4 inches off the top piece. This will make it so you can add your kickstand.

Next I used SU Designer Paper that is retired. It has the pretties snowflakes on it. I trimmed that down to size and cut ribbon to go around this snowflake paper and tired a bow then I mounted on the NON base. Stamped Happy Holidays on WW with Basic Black ink and layered it on a piece of NON. Mounted this to the card at top.

I used a punched out scalloped circle that I got from a friend Sandy Scott. This is your kickstand part, on the WW one I stamped my hedgehog skating in Basic Black and colored him in with chalks. On the bottom of this I colored with chalk in lt. blue but it don't show well in the scan. On the upper half of this I used a darker blue for the sky. Mount this piece to the NON scalloped circle.

Now with the card closed you will add the kickstand as you don't want your kickstand to short or to long or it won't stand right. So put the kickstand on the card and lightly mark with a pencil so you know where it will be. Make sure it is lined up on the bottom evenly. Put adhesive on the back of the scalloped circle, just the upper half remember you don't want adhesive on the bottom or it will stick to the inside of the card and your kickstand card won't work. Once you have that mounted your done. Stand it up and see how you did.
Hope you all had a great weekend.