Playful Index Card Collages by iHanna | June 1-15

Like I mentioned a in the beginning of last month in June and July there is an art challenge going on that is called ICAD – Index-Card-a-Day. It’s low key and fun, and I’m making collages with stickers, cute images, washi tape, words, labels and this and that found in a little box of treassures on my table…

Index Card Collages 1-15 June 2018 by iHanna aka Hanna Andersson #ihannasICAD #dyICAD2018

A lot of people are filling an index card with some kind of artsy idea for ICAD, hosted by my friend Tammy of Daisy Yellow, and you can join too. Just start any time in July and try it out. This challenge is joined by thousands of people all over the world. We’ve got free prompts to follow (weekly and daily if you want and need them), a (paid) Facebook group and the hashtag #dyICAD2018 on instagram which all makes it easy to connect and be inspired by what others are doing.

I’ve shared a few of my cards on instagram and my own facebook page Studio iHanna in June, but today I thought I’d share the first 15 so that you can see them together. They make me happy, so I’m hoping it’s contagious…

Index Card Collage 1 June 2018 by iHanna aka Hanna Andersson #ihannasICAD #dyICAD2018

This challenge started in 2011 and I have been using index cards as a fun, relaxed way to create ever since then. Sometimes I make a few collages in the beginning of summer, but a couple of years I’ve joined full-on and made 61 finished index cards!

This year it’s been like that, and I’m inspired to create more colorful, cute and fun little vignette collages like this in July too.

Index Card Collage 2 June 2018 by iHanna aka Hanna Andersson #ihannasICAD #dyICAD2018

I’m using my date stamp on the front, and the back, on most of these index card collages. Here’s collage no 3:

Index Card Collage 3 June 2018 by iHanna aka Hanna Andersson #ihannasICAD #dyICAD2018

Index Card Collage Process

I filmed the process of making card no 1 (watch it here) and then also card no 3 (watch it below), but since then I haven’t taken the time to set up the camera. I should do more of these I think, in July, right?

I also have a whole index card playlist if you want to keep watching, but first, take a look at the rest of my index cards:

Index Card Collage 4 June 2018 by iHanna aka Hanna Andersson #ihannasICAD #dyICAD2018

Adorable otter.

Index Card Collage 5 June 2018 by iHanna aka Hanna Andersson #ihannasICAD #dyICAD2018

I love cute frogs.

Index Card Collage 6 June 2018 by iHanna aka Hanna Andersson #ihannasICAD #dyICAD2018

June 6 is Sweden’s National Day, hence the flag.

Index Card Collage 7 June 2018 by iHanna aka Hanna Andersson #ihannasICAD #dyICAD2018

Some things to do for you and all of us…

Index Card Collage 8 June 2018 by iHanna aka Hanna Andersson #ihannasICAD #dyICAD2018

Livet är fullt av överraskningar is Swedish (duh!) and means Life is full of suprises.

Index Card Collage 10 June 2018 by iHanna aka Hanna Andersson #ihannasICAD #dyICAD2018

Frogs, coffee – and owls 4ever.

Index Card Collage 11 June 2018 by iHanna aka Hanna Andersson #ihannasICAD #dyICAD2018

I painted on pink index cards last year, but this year I’m mixing it up with both pink and white ones, because I can. And I’ve got some left in both piles still. I love this new freedom of choosing a background color this year.

Index Card Collage 12 June 2018 by iHanna aka Hanna Andersson #ihannasICAD #dyICAD2018

A rainy day, indeed.

Index Card Collage 13 June 2018 by iHanna aka Hanna Andersson #ihannasICAD #dyICAD2018

Random bits glued together.

Index Card Collage 14 June 2018 by iHanna aka Hanna Andersson #ihannasICAD #dyICAD2018

And the last index card collage that I have photographed so far, June 15:

Index Card Collage 15 June 2018 by iHanna aka Hanna Andersson #ihannasICAD #dyICAD2018

If you want to, please let me know if you have a favorite among these index cards, and why? I’d love to know what you think, thank you.

Index Card Collages by iHanna 1-15 June 2018 by iHanna aka Hanna Andersson #ihannasICAD #dyICAD2018

Wishing you a great day, and lots of artsy time in July!

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5 Responses to Playful Index Card Collages by iHanna | June 1-15

  1. Rita A Montgomery says:

    I love the index card with the jar and heart on it with polka dots in the background. Who doesn’t like jars, hearts and polka dots, right?

  2. Arielle says:

    Thanks for sharing your creations with us, Hanna! My favorite is Jun 14 (which happens to be my birthday), for the same reasons Rita mentioned – jars, hearts, polka dots, and happy colors! My second favorite is #12 (rainy day owl) – the black, white, and teal colors are so pretty together!

  3. Annelie Sahlén says:

    I like the 2nd card best, and also nr 14. Because of flowers, hearts, pink, happy colors, I feel happy just looking at them :) en fråga på svenska också, vart kan man hitta indexcards i Sverige? Jag skulle viljat vara med på ICAD länge, men har aldrig sett såna kort nånstans så har liksom inte “grunden” till det. Vet du om det finns att köpa i Sverige, kanske nån webb butik?

    • iHanna says:

      Hej Anneli, indexkort kan finnas på Akademibokhandeln och Staples, där har jag hittat mina. Det svåra verkar vara att döpa dem så folk hittar dem, för mig heter de index kort… På Staples får man söka efter ledkort för att hitta något, konstigt nog! :-)

      Lycka till och hoppas du skapar ett par ICADs innan sommaren är slut.

      • Annelie Sahlén says:

        tack Hanna, med din hjälp har jag nu hittat på akademibokhandeln och köpte när jag var på stan för nån dag sen. Nu kan jag äntligen testa detta som så många håller på med och som jag varit nyfiken på länge! Roligt, tack för hjälpen! Ja det är ju krångligt just med namnet, det är nog därför jag aldrig hittat dem själv.

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