I’ve been looking forward to this Thanksgiving weekend for a while. Lots of things to do and three whole days to get them done. However I didn’t factor in how this lingering cold would affect my energy levels. So for today at least it will be a case of just doing what I can, eating soup and resting when I need to. Even my cardmaking needed a shortcut and thankfully I had the Best Remedy Card Kit on hand. Of course I did put my own spin on it though.
BEST REMEDY PIECES
This project mainly uses pieces from the Best Remedy Card Kit. From the box I pulled out a pale blue heart and the printed bird. These would form the focal point of the design.
From there I decided to create my own card base from a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Starry Sky Card. After scoring the card at 4-1/4″ I folded it in half and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then I used a Blending Brush and Whisper White ink to lighten the edges on the front of the card base. It was only afterwards I realised this mimicked the colours on the bird’s jacket.
To add a little more interest I embossed the heart using the Timber 3D Embossing Folder. Then I fixed that to the front of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). After that I added the bird with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
From the stamp set included in the Best Remedy Card Kit I chose the “Feel better soon” sentiment. I stamped this onto one of the small white label pieces using the Starry Sky ink spot which was also included. Using more Stampin’ Dimensionals I attached the sentiment to the card then added a few of the self-adhesive iridescent sequins.
Going back to the kit I cut one of the pale blue card bases to 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then with a Blending Brush I added a light layer of Starry Sky ink around the edge. Once that was done I glued the piece inside the card base.
Finally from the kit I found a white envelope with a blue striped flap that coordinated perfectly with my card. But as the ink pad and brush was right there I added some ink around the edges on the front of the envelope too. And just like that today’s project was complete.
For some more alternate cards created using the Best Remedy Card Kit see my earlier blog post Best remedy for today.
The Best Remedy Card Kit is just one of a selection of all-inclusive kits available from Stampin’ Up! These need no additional tools or materials to make and include full colour instructions. New kits are added at regular intervals and they are not shown in any catalogue. To see the full range of kits currently available visit the Kits Collection section of my online store. Please note that kits that include a stamped element in the design will also include the stamp set, ink spot AND an acrylic block. Hmm Christmas gifts anyone??