Hello cardmaking friends! Anya is here today, and I am so happy to share with you my new creations! Have you seen the incredible Life Captured collection? I love it so much for many reasons, and one of them is that it has a hint of school theme in it. I decided to use this line to make a bunch of cards. It's great to have them available whenever I need to send teachers a thank you note. There are three students in our home, therefore I need a lot of cards!
Whenever I am making more than one card, I like to create them all at once. This time I started with six card bases and, in the end, got six cards made! It's fun to choose your favorite bits and pieces and find a perfect spot on one of the cards. Starting with one of the 3x4” elements is one of the easiest ways to make a card and one of the fastest too. Some of them are so pretty that you don't need much to finish a card. I added two pieced backgrounds for this card and finished it with just a few little decorative elements.
Another one of my favorite tips is using repeated shapes on a card. Here I used die cut circles and then decorated around them creating a unique design. Adding stickers and ephemera to the card with pop dots always gives a card that fun dimensional look, that a flat card can't give you.
The starting point for this card was a 4x6” element with a phrase at the top. I used that piece as my background of the card, and it gave me a nice sentiment on a side with a narrow but tall space to decorate. I really like when product you are using sometimes dictates the design of your project. I filled that space with lots of bits and pieces and a bold sentiment. Must say how great those foam stickers worked for these cards and there were so many to choose from.
Hope you were inspired today by my set of cards and will make the time to create a couple of cards yourself. Also, don't forget to stop by again soon for more inspiration!