What is your favorite way to create a card? I usually choose a focal image and build my card around it. Most often I stick with one manufacturer collection, but I get even more excited when I make a scrappier card (different manufacturers) like this one.
When I am going to stamp an image, I first choose an image and then my papers. When I am just playing with paper, I will search for an element (e.g. an sticker, a glazed brad embellishment, or a chipboard embellishment) and then choose coordinating papers in that collection. Even when I play with my Cricut I start with the image I want to cut and then choose the papers that give me the look and feel that I want the card to have.
This week my inspiration started with Cardabilities sketch #80, yet I still chose the 3D heart/camera sticker as my focal point before designing the rest of the card.
paper: Fancy Pants "Country Boutique" (black polka dot); BasicGrey "Ambrosia" (orange damask and grey paisley); SU whisper white card stock
black gems: i-rock tool and hot rocks
3D sticker: Amy Tangerine "Hi Friend" (camera/heart element from December 2011 Artful Delight kit)
border punch: SU
sentiment: SRM sticker "We've got your border" Bright
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