An online group I belong to started out the year with a couple of challenges and a swap and I was inspired to participate.
The first was a swap where the supplies were limited to black and white. I love this combination!
I chose, for a background, a dry-embossed music image on white cardstock. To this I added some white stickers mounted on black cardstock and cut out. I used a black rub-on frame to highlight a clear text sticker. Then the whole thing was mounted on a black cardstock card base. I broke the rules just a bit by adding a line of glitter gold gel pen around the edge and in two little hearts inside the heart stickers. This is a 4.25 x 5.5 card.
The second card was for one of the challenges. Its guideline was to feature the Pantone Color of the Year (Living Coral).
This is a favorite color of mine! I rummaged through the scrap bin on top of my work surface and instantly had a handful of bits and bobs left over from other projects. I made a card base 6.5 x 4.5 and arranged all the pieces on it. I took a phone photo and ran all the parts through the Xyron to apply adhesive to them. Using my photo as a guide I did a peel and stick to reassemble my design.
As a last step I added a clear text sticker and then used black pen to make doodle lines around the elements to unify them.
Success! Two cards in one seating.