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Using Journaling cards for focal points on Cards – using Spellbinders Card kit Feb 2020

Hi guys, do you use journaling cards on your cards? This time the Spellbinders Card kit of the month has a pack of journaling cards and I decided to make them focal points on my cards :)

These were pretty straightforward-ish to put together. I picked my cards, I picked the background patterned paper for it and embellishments (die cuts). Just four quick-ish cards. Some tips for making cards like these:

  1. Best to use a kit / pack / collection of papers, journals and die cuts. That way you have a theme for images as well as colors, already picked out for you.

  2. When layering paper shapes, use different types of adhesives – flat adhesives (flat tape, liquid adhesives etc) as well as dimensional adhesive (foam squares, foam tape etc). Just so you know, the Spellbinders Card kits have both types of adhesives. :)

  3. Use contrasting colors behind the focal points to add interest.

  4. Pick matching bling – colors of sequins / gems that match the foil colors, for example – to keep a cohesive look. Again, most Spellbinders card kits come with matching bling.

With those tips, now let’s take a look at the actual cards:

Card 1:

Card 2:

Card 3:

Card 4:

Hope you liked these and do give them a try. If you do, don’t forget to tag me on social media – everywhere my handle is VaradaSharma. (Or you can also use #createwithvs on Instagram). Have fun creating!


For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used for these cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!

Hugs! ~Varada

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