If you saw my previous post, then I’ve already admitted to not being a card maker! Having lots of male birthdays meant that I had to overcome my fear of card making and create some cards for friends and family.
My card designs are always very basic (therein lies my problem!) The Attitude! 6 1/2″ paper pad has 24 patterned papers and 12 speciality papers. I love the camouflage paper that I used to wrap the pocket. It has black glossy areas giving it a very tactile finish.
A simple tag is decorated using the very lush Graffiti background stamp. This adds great texture allowing me to top off the tag with another die-cut from the Collectables.
Again, layering the papers and other textures makes a very simple card stylish!
Having made so many cards, I did have lots of off-cut pieces. Banners are a brilliant way to make use of those precious leftovers. As the 6 1/2″ paper pad has so many glazed papers, it makes the banner really stand out.
For my last card – I used the banner idea again but made it much smaller. The metallic background paper from the 6 1/2″ paper pad makes a perfect base to add more layers.
This super-easy design can be made quickly if needed. For a more complex card, you could always add more layers to the banner.
Well five cards in one month is a world record for me! I think I wouldn’t have been able to achieve so many if it weren’t for the Attitude! collection which I adore. The beauty of these papers is that they can be layered so easily together and won’t date, so it’s a really good idea to hoard the left over pieces to use on projects in the future!
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