Incorporating Scrapbook Elements into Cardmaking

Hello, friends!

Thank you so much for joining me here today for a quick look at two cards I created, using different elements from a few scrapbook-type collections availabe from Echo Park Paper!

I used various patterned papers, ephemera, and die cut piece collections from Carta Bella and Echo Park to create these cards. 

I didn't really have an official technique for pulling this card together, but I've compiled a few tips for creating cards like this when you're using a lot of pre-made pieces.

1. Alternate your paper patterns and colors - It's usually a good idea to alternate levels of busyness when you're putting pieces of patterned paper next to each other. You'll notice that my card base is a solid color without any pattern on it. When I put the smaller black floral matte piece on the background, I also added an extra white matte just to create some separation in the color and pattern. 

2. Don't be afraid to use small scraps  - Using small strips or pieces of paper can help to break up patterns and help the overall look of the card not to be too busy.

3. Use dimension and don't forget to layer - Incorporating foam tape under certain pieces of the card can also help to create visual interest on the card. Also, don't be afraid to cover up some of your elements so that other elements can be in focus. I love that floral tag that's in the center of the card, but I needed a couple other finishing touches on the card, so that's why I used those watering can and pitcher images to cover up some of the tag and put those elements in focus.

Here is another card I made using these same principles!

Thanks again for stopping by and joining me on the blog today! 


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