Hey everyone, it’s Raquel here today sharing with you my cards for the ‘Scraplift Yourself’ theme on the blog this week. This week’s theme is such a great way to be able to see how easy it is to replicate basic designs to recreate new layouts or projects using the same principles. It is a great ‘go-to’ technique when you feel stuck in a rut creativewise, so hopefully the posts this week have given you some new insights and skills into how to scraplift yourself.
My post today is sharing two cards that I created. For these card I used the gorgeous Take Me Away collection. I am using one basic design that I used to make one card. I then scraplift that design to make a second card. What I love about this technique is that the cards look like they are part of a set because the major design aspects of the card are the same.
Here are the two cards I created:
For the first card, I wanted to layer numerous ephemera that I hadn’t yet used on my layouts or other projects. I wanted to create lots of layers but also add softness (achieved through the doily) and lots of dimension.
The layers are made up of a background patterned paper and hand cut banner plus ephemera frames and word pieces.
For the second card, I used the same card design but turned it into a portrait design and used similar elements and number of layers.
To replicate the frame design I fussy cut a frame from the Paper 24. You may notice in this card that I have used the same colour palette as the first card also but reversed the colours used. Eg: Card one; background – purple, banner – mint green, frame – purple. Card two; background – mint green, banner – purple, frame – mint green.
I hope these cards today have given you an idea of how fun it is to scraplift your own card design!