How to Create 6 Cards from Compose Your Life Media Pack

Sometimes I find it challenging to commit to a line of product. I want to play with it, but I do not want to invest in buying the entire thing. I adore the Media Packs from Canvas Corp Brands. Each pack comes with a variety of products without an overwhelming amount that drives the cost up. I always can get a lot of use from them. I was able to create six cards with leftovers in which I made Artistic Trading Cards.  The “Compose Your Life” line is a stunner! Not only are the images gorgeous, but they are printed on watercolor paper in which you can add your own touch. For this project I did pull in two additional sheets from the line, but not part of the pack to create the embellishments. I also used a few Tattered Angel Glimmer Mists from my stash on the textured wood paper as well as the tags.

Here are my cards and how I created them:

The additional two sheets of paper are Floral Spheres and Red Floral Pieces.

The additional two sheets of paper are Floral Spheres and Red Floral Pieces.

Using my Scan N Cut (You could fussy cut these too!) I trimmed out the flowers, leaves and circles.
I used the lovely paper in the pack to create my 5 by 5 inch card bases trimming each down to 5 by 10.
I used a score board to fold them in half.

The sentiments with this line are gorgeous.

I trimmed each out and inked the edges for the cards.

I misted the tags from the pack in coordinating Tattered Angel Sprays from my stash and set aside to dry.

I used Glam Glaze in the wood grain paper and inked it lightly to bring out the texture.

To assemble the cards I picked out bits and pieces for each card as I went.

I added pop dots to add a more interest and depth to the cards.

Here are the cards I created:

These would make a wonderful gift. I added the burlap from the pack and rose ribbon from my stash to bundle them together.

It is amazing how much use and fun you can have from the mixed media packs. Go to the shop and see if a line you have been curious about is available in a pack!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

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Compose Your Life ATC Set

When I am short on time, but want to create desperately I create Artistic Trading Cards. I was in a desperate need of some creative therapy and only had about 45 minutes. I pulled out my supplies and made three pretty cards. These are fun 2.5 by 3.5 inch cards that can be stored in baseball sleeves. A lot of artists like to trade them (hence why they are called trading cards).  They also can be used as tags on gifts. To create this set I used the Compose Your Life Mixed Media Pack.
I used the watercolor ATC cards as the base from the pack:

I painted them with Glitter Glam I have in my stash:
I cut down a few of the scrap sheets of paper. I cut the first sheet to 2.25 by 3.25 inches. The second 2.0 by 3.0 inches and the third 1.75 by 2.75 inches.
I layered the pieces on my base.
I used pop dots and the images from the line to finish my cards.

Next time you have only a few minutes to create try making a few ATCs.
Until Next Time ~ Happy Crafting!