Hello, PP fans! Enza here to share a set of cards for Summer week. Whenever I approach card making, I think of it as a scrapbook page on a smaller canvas. It is a little challenging sometimes as I’m used to a 12×12 size paper, but it’s also motivating and inspiring and pushes me to think outside the box.
Today’s cards feature most of the techniques I would use on a layout: cut files, lots of dimension and texture, embellishments, and layers.
The first card has a sunburst design.
My starting point was Paige’s Sunburst cut file, which I backed with foiled patterned paper from the Pick-Me-Up 6×6” Paper Pad. I love how the gold comes through the rays, making it look like a real sun. I filled the center with a scalloped circle die cut that was adhered down with foam squares for dimension, and then I went on adding embellishment on top of embellishment. I picked several sentiments and chipboard stickers, puffy stickers, and the cute cap from the ephemera pack.
On the opposite side, I just arranged a flamingo with some gold thread. Rub-on stitches and gold sequins finished the card panel which I then adhered to a light blue card base.
The second card mimics a summer scene.
Lot of layers on this card! First, I cut two rectangular stitched scalloped frames in two different sizes from white cardstock and backed them with patterned paper before adhering them one on top of the other. The bigger frame is slightly smaller that an A2 card base so the extra layer of patterned paper peeks through the sides.
Next, I cut several waves with another cut file: Waves Border. I love how the waves go in different directions, creating a more realistic look. I cut them out of both white cardstock and patterned paper and then adhered them offset to accentuate the layering effect. To leave enough space for embellishments and secure the waves I used lots of small foam dots. That also helped with the dimension on the card. I tucked two sail boats in between the layers, adhered down the sentiments and lots of chipboard hearts to finish the card.
I hope you’ll like these two cards as much as I do. Staying true to your style and approaching card making as you would a scrapbook page can help when you feel like the process gets a little challenging. Until next time!