Well, as you know, pacific point is rather a strong blue & for the life of me, I couldn't get a clean brayered background, in a soft tone of this colour without faults in the brayered result. So I worked the brayer until I got a nice even coating of colour which was very dark. Then I sprayed it with Frost White "Shimmer Spray" that I had made up with rubbing alcohol. This left me with a much lightened sky, so I gave the glossy cardstock another blast of "shimmer spray" & lightened it even more. The fun part of the process was not knowing what I was going to end up with, as the cardstock colour changed quite considerably during the drying process. The end result is a lovely shimmery sky. You can see it a bit more in this photo:-
I made the kite using the Penant Punch & a 1" Square Punch, layering the DSP panels & sponging the edges. The ribbons on the kite string were also made with the penant punch - I simply cut a 1/2" strip which I folded in half to make it 1/4" wide, & with the folded side down near the pointy end of the penant (but not all the way down), punched out little triangle shapes that unfolded to become the bows. I sponged the edges of the bows using a cotton bud (Q Tip).
The kite & the front cloud have been raised on dimensionals & the string & bows have been attached using Crystal Effects:-
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Card Components: (SU except as noted)
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Glossy White
DSP: Brights Patterns Stack
Inks: Versamark, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie
Stamps: PTI Everyday Button Bits (sentiment)
Other: Kitchen String, Penant Punch, Square Punch, Cupcake Punch, White Embossing Powder, White Frost Shimmer Paint, Rubbing Alcohol, Brayer, Sponges, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects