Grab attention with your cards by using simple shapes and layers to create the focal point
No need to worry about finding the perfect patterned paper to create a backdrop for a card that will grab attention. By putting together some simple shapes and layers you will end up with a card that pops.
There are times when we just can't find that perfect piece of cardstock or don't have a large enough piece to use as the background for a card, but what do we do? We still need to make a card.
That's easy, but often does not occur to us. Simply use what pieces we do have and some simple shapes and found objects to create the focal point for it.
Choose a shape to be the larger object on your card. In this case, it's a tree for the holidays made from a piece of cardstock that has been cut to measure 5" tall and 3" wide at the base. You can use a ruler to measure this out and make the job of cutting it easier.
Also, cut a tree trunk if you are making a tree from brown cardstock.
See how easy a card will take shape by using shapes and layers without having to worry about a background?
Finish your card by following the instructions in the how-to entitled, " Card Focal Points: Shapes, Layering and Assembling."