Hello and Happy Friday! Today I am sharing a card using a few products from the newest release and a few from some old ones. I wanted to create a larger A7 card (5" x 7") and am sharing some ways to work on a larger canvas. Read on to find out how I pulled this card together.
I started with a pre-cut white A7 card base that I like to purchase directly from Cards & Pockets because it saves me cardstock in cutting my own bases. One product that I loved from the Spring release was the Eggstra Cover Panel. I just think the stitching and little egg shapes are so cute, and wanted to figure out how to use it outside of Spring and Easter time.
I cut the cover panel from white cardstock and laid it across the A7 card base on a diagonal. I trimmed off the extra that was hanging off the right edge.
In the upper left-hand corner I added a yellow cut out made using the circle from the Big Sun die. Now that my base is prepped, it's time to build out my scene.
Pro Tip: When building a scene on a larger canvas, such as an A7 card, don't feel the need to fill every space. It's okay to have blank space, like the Taylor Swift song :)
I used Copic markers to color in bees from the Birthday Buddies stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating Confetti Cuts.
I also cut flower and leaves out from Tim Holtz Metallic cardstock in blue and green using the Flower Builder Confetti Cut.
Pro Tip: When designing a card, if you're having difficulty in where to place elements think about the visual triangle.
I created a visual triangle by placing the sun in the upper left hand corner, and then the eye draws down to the lower right hand corner with the flowers. The lower-left hand corner creates the rest of the triangle.
I placed the bees across the card to help further build the visual triangle by placing them in a trail of three from the upper left corner down to the lower right corner.
I added the fun sentiment from the Birthday Buddies Banter stamp set. Lastly, I used some puffy fabric paint in white and black to embellish the card. I used black to make it look like the bees were flying around, and white to add a few dots to the bees wings.
That is it! I really enjoy making larger cards and this is a fun way to use your existing products on a slightly larger canvas. I hope this has encouraged you to go and have some fun crafting this weekend.
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