Monday

My modus operandi for making a card...


Mixed-media-card-for-Maya-Road


My modus operandi for making a card these days is

1. Pick a card base from my stack of residual misted watercolour paper.
2. Pull out some embellishments I want to use and arrange them on the card.
3. Once I'm happy with the basic placement of elements, I start adhering them on the card base to reduce fiddling time.


4. After the decorative elements are adhered, I scrutinize the card to see what's missing...Is it well-balanced? Does it need more texture? Or colour?
5. Then I add my finishing touches...to address the "flaws" I see in #4. 

Totally doable right?


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17 comments:

Lynn said...

I like the idea of using residual sprayed paper. Sometimes accidental splatters and drips make unique backgrounds and I think in the future I will not be tossing them in the trash just to clear off my desk. Thanks for the great tips. Your card turned out very pretty...love the textures.

Suman Pandit said...

love the way you match things in your own unique way mixing different materials and textures, Yvonne !!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous!! LOVING how you keep a stash of misted papers just for this! LOVING those flowers too!!!!!!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

I really love the way you create....it makes it seem so simple and effortless.....& it is always a stunning result:):)

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I just love your style!! The misted background is perfect!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!!

Cindy deRosier said...

I'm curious- what's your process for cards that need to be mailed? Same process, but with flat items only?

CREATIVE KHADIJA said...

This is too pretty! love the flower :)

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

I totally agree with Lizzy !! You make it look effortless,your cards have unique n very interesting clusters ! Wonderful card :)

Ashley Horton said...

I think these are great steps for a lot of different projects, Yvonne!

~amy~ said...

I always love all the texture you add to all your projects...this is awesome!

Annette Allen said...

totally gorgeous.. i love that flower and the splatter is perfect..

Lizzyc said...

Very do able! Simple does look good!

Audrey Pettit said...

Love it, Yvonne! I am always in awe of your knack of putting together such unique elements! It's so unique and so pretty, with your own signature style that I just love!

Denise Price said...

I live that you have a specific process for card making. Following prescribed steps must be a time saver. The card in this post sure is beautiful!

Denise Price said...

*love, not live :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so beautiful

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