The current sketch at Skipping Stones Design is fabulous. I really, really liked the floral image that was on the sketch, but since I make a lot of floral cards, I created a kite instead. My card began with the kite and some scrap pieces of patterned paper. I cut a diamond shape from cardstock and adhered the patterned papers to it. The cross pieces were cut from the same green cardstock that I used to mat the kite. I added green embroidery thread for a tail and mounted the kite with dimensional adhesive onto a cloud background that I created with chalk. Using my sewing machine, I stitched around the outer edge of the cloud circle then pulled the stitching away leaving the pointed edge. I matted the cloud paper and the kite onto a piece of green embossed paper and printed the sentiment onto white cardstock then cut around the words creating a cloud shape.
Background paper: K&Company Embossed Specialty Paper
Striped patterned paper: Oriental Trading Christmas Stack
Light green marbleized patterned paper, designed by my son
White card base
Blue Chalk and Sponge