All the cards I've been sharing so far were made for the same commission, so there is a theme weaving these cards together into a set. The theme can be seen in the patterned paper I've used, so the colour palette, and they are all heavily using die-cut elements.
I use stars a lot in my cards. For me, stars in my cardmaking are a bit like hearts in my art journaling, they are my easy-go-to motif for finishing a design. No matter how much I try to break out of the star-using or heart-using rut I still return to them as design elements again and again.
They are one of my favourite elements, I actually have to stop myself using them as I use them so much, I just can't help myself! But I think they are particularly useful for this type of simple design, where I have not really used anything other than some die-cut shapes and patterned paper. For me I feel the stars give the card design some focus.
Actually, now I come to think about it I think circles are another one of my most over-used design elements in both my cardmaking and my art journalling!
So what are your easy-go-to motifs for your cardmaking or other creative projects? What shapes do you find yourself drawn towards over and over again?