Today’s sketch challenge on SCS  is to make a kick stand card. I thought that would be the perfect card to spotlight the giraffe in Gina K.’s Just So Hippy set.


I started out with a 4 1/4″ x 10 1/4″ piece of Purely Pomegranate cardstock.

I scored that at 5 1/2″ and used the 4 3/4″ side as my card front. I took a thin 4 1/4″ long Whisper White strip and added scallops with my corner rounder. That was taped under the card front with only the scallops peaking out.

Next is a 4″ x 4 1/2″ piece of Basic Black cardstock followed by a 3 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Darling Doodles Designer paper (I am still bummed that it is retired now. It has such fun designs.) I added Faux Stitching with my Argyle stamp from All in a Row.

After taping the Black cardstock and the designer paper together, I tied a piece of Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Grosgrain ribbon around it.

The giraffe was stamped with Black Palette ink on a 2 1/2″ x 4 5/8″ piece watercolor paper and colored in with Aqua Painter and Classic inks (Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava and Purely Pomegranate). I doodled grass with my 08 black Micron pen. The image was layered on a 1/4″ bigger piece of Basic Black cardstock.

I stamped the saying in black on Whisper White cardstock. I punched it out with my 3/4″ circle punch and layered it first on a 1″ piece of Wild Wasabi, then a 1 1/4″ Soft Sky circle. Next came a 1 3/8″ Purely Pomegranate circle and last a black scallop circle. I added doodles to the Wasabi circle and paper pierced the Soft Sky one.

The image still needed something so I added a small black photo corner to the top right. Three celery brads were added.

I can’t help myself. My images need to be either punched with the ticket corner punch, paper pierced, faux stitched with All in a Row or they need a photo corner. Otherwise they don’t look done to me. I wonder if I ever grow out of that phase and what I will think about it in a year or two. LOL

 I think I will send this card to Rick! I love that saying.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

16 Responses to “Kick stand card”

  1. Oh Beate, this is so STINKIN’ CUTE! OH my goodness!

  2. Sweet! Well whatever it is you always need to add it works! Your card are nothing short than FABULOUS!

  3. This card is ADORABLE, I love it!!

  4. very cute! love the bright colors-seems like the ticket corner punch, paper piercing, faux stitching with All in a Row or photo corners are your signature now. just like the tent toppers are Mish’s!

  5. Great card Beate!!! So fun too.

  6. This card is so great! this giraf stamp is really cute and you used it in a really beautiful way :)

  7. So cute! I love this! I so love that you do what you do! I learn so much from you! I’ve never even heard of a kickstand card. I am really excited to give this a try! Take care! :)

  8. I love this kickstand card…I seen bunches, yours is tops!!!

  9. Beate, I love your cards and all your tutorials. I have printed them all. I use them in my classes. I hope you will take a peek at my blog: Keep up the GREAT work.

  10. Beautifully done, Beate! I keep debating about ordering this set and this card might be putting me over the edge!

  11. SO cute!!!! Love the LO, and your image is colored to perfection!

  12. What a great kick-stand card! I love the colors/papers, and that adorable giraffe!! Darling!!

  13. Love the giraffe image and what you’ve done with it. What a fun, happy card!

  14. Very cute card !! Love it !!

  15. I did not even realize when you emailed me the pic that this was a kickstand card!!! LOVE IT! I only discovered those a about a month ago on SCS and I was thinking this tall image could make a really fun one, but hadn’t tried it yet. Now I don’t have to! 😉 (jk, yes, I will, gotta go make one just like YOURS :)

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