When I first started scrapping, cards were something I would make all the time. Then I decided it was all too hard because it required a vastly different style and technique from creating layouts. So I stopped making them for a year or two. But now I've come full circle again, and sometimes people would be mistaken for thinking mine was a cardmaking blog.
The main reason for my change of heart is because I realised that making
cards isn't different from making layouts at all. It's just on a
smaller canvas and usually doesn't require a photo. The same papers,
techniques, design principles and products can be used just as easily,
and in fact, I find it the easiest if I go on and create a card the
minute I've finished with my page. I can essentially copy what I've just
put together and use up my scraps at the same time!
Following on from my "Crazy Like" layout I put together this card with all very similar elements from the Carta Bella Hello Again collection I got from Paper Stories. It features the same gesso/stencil/mist technique that I showed you in my video, it's got the same layers hand-cut banners, a few stickers from the Elements sheet and a gorgeous Flair button from Ormolu.
So if you find it difficult to switch to cardmaking then try just copying
your last page! It makes it super-easy to create a reasonable stash of
cards for any occasion :-)