We all love making cards and paper crafting projects – at least I assume you love it since you are here reading my little blog that pretty much focuses on those things. I suppose you could just be a fan of all blogs or just love to read about people who play with paper, but I’m going to boldly guess that you, too, enjoy paper crafting. Now that we’ve got that out of the way…
One of the most difficult parts of making a card can often be getting started. What type of card do I want to make? What images to I want to use? Once those two questions are answered (birthday/silly, sympathy/floral, love/patterned hearts…), there are three more to answer related to texture, color and shapes. Here’s a quick video I created to help inspire you to get started:
In addition to the methods for finding inspiration I mention in the video, I also play along with several online challenges (Pals Paper Arts, Fab Friday, Freshly Made Sketches) that define one element of a card for us to start us off. They are a SUPER way to train your brain to create a card of your own.
Inspiration is truly everywhere -I hope you’ve found these tips and tricks helpful. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a cute card I made with the layout tips I shared today. I hope you’ll come back tomorrow.
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