Craft stores and scrapbooking stores are full of fun and sophisticated embellishments you can use when making your cards. However, there are lots of other places to look for more unique items you may like to feature on your cards. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:
1. Check in your sewing draw for leftover buttons, pieces of ribbon, cotton threads or yarn. All are great for adding dimension to your cards.
2. Look through your photo collection. Photo cards featuring member of your family are always fun, but also look for photos of beautiful flowers, butterflies or landscapes that you might be able to incorporate into your card designs.
3. Do you have kids? Kids are always drawing, painting and colouring in. Perhaps you could use some of their artwork in your card making ideas too. For example, perhaps you could ask your child to draw a rainbow and then use it as the background for your card. It’s a great way to get your kids involved in your craft too.
4. Keep any store-bought cards you receive. Instead of putting them in the recycling bin, consider recycling some of the images on your cards. They are also a great source of inspiration if you can’t decide on a colour scheme.
5. Keep an eye open as you read your favourite magazines. You may come across the perfect image for your cards. When you do, clip it out and set it aside for when you are ready to sit down and make some cards.
These are just a handful of places you can look to find unique embellishments for your card making. The options really are endless! Keep your eyes open and you never know what you might find!