Hi everyone, today I am sharing a card I designed for a Card Kit swap I recently participated in. For this particular swap we mailed a kit containing everything required to make four cards (2 each of 2 designs) to another swap member, and in return a card kit was mailed to us. At the moment when all of us are spending more time at home, there might be people looking for something to keep them busy – and a card kit is perfect for this. It gives them something to do, and more importantly results is something beautiful that they can then share with someone else. The only thing we can’t send in a card kit is stamped images as this is against policy – however the recipient is then free to use whatever sentiment they might like.
Back to today’s card, when I made this card I had a friend in mind going through a hard time, so I have used soft colours and a fitting sentiment. However this could just as easily have been a thank you card, a birthday card or just a generic thinking of you card.
The birds are cut from the Bird Ballad designer series paper. So even though you can’t use stamped images in a card kit, you can use images cut from DSP. I popped this images up on top of two die cuts from the Stitched Nested Label Dies. One was cut from a piece of purple posy card stock, that had been embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. The other was cut from a piece of Sparkle Glimmer paper, and then cut in half so it could protrude out either end. The DSP background is from the Perennial Essence DSP pack, isn’t it gorgeous – it looks like a painting doesn’t it! Finally, the sentiment is from the Timeless Tulips stamp set and was perfect for the recipient of my card. As part of my card kit, I just enclosed a blank 1.5″ punched circle and the recipient can add their own fitting sentiment.
When cutting images from your DSP – don’t discard the edge images which might not be complete – these ones are perfect for adding to the inside of your cards to finish them off. In my card, I used a bird that was missing some flowers and part of the branch and just combined it with a branch and flowers that were hanging of the edge of the paper and had no bird…joined them together and you can’t tell that they were two seperate pieces.
I hope you have enjoyed this card I have shared, and also the idea of sending someone a card kit.
If you do send one to someone let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear about it.