Card Making Trends 2015
19 Jun 2015
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Current trends include using Kraft card not only as the base card but also for embellishments. This buff coloured card lends itself perfectly to stitching with a sewing machine and faux stitching with a pen or piercing tool. I am predicting a huge trend in making handmade flowers from die-cut fabric which will allow us to upcycle old pieces of fabric and utilise the growing range of fat quarters that are available. By combining these flowers with buttons, ribbon and lace, the popular theme of vintage is set to continue. This trend is also being driven by lace patterns, in printed backgrounds, stamps and dies.
The second half of 2015 will showcase some clever ranges of dies particularly for shaped and 3D cards. These card blanks will create a demand for picture building and story telling with dies. Combine all of this together with different materials and die-cutting will be the premier of 2015.
One area of card making that is showing no sign of slowing is colouring and drawing. Zentangle took a couple of years to get established but is now firmly recognised as a category and in contrast to this monochromatic doodling the wide range of alcohol and water colour markers have made colouring and getting professional results easy for everyone.