Sometimes, it is important to challenge your 'style'. It can become a box that you put yourself in. I push myself often to try very different styles and what better place to do that while doing cards. The collection I use mostly come from Wildflower by We R Memory Keepers and I stuck to the larger prints because the smaller scaled down 6 by 6 were just too busy. Other knick knacks and flowers came from whatever I could find in my own stash which were from various places.
Cards offer the following advantage:
1) Low commitment due to smaller surface area so if you screw up, it probably doesn't hurt so bad as to junk it as opposed to a full mini album.
2) Small surface to focus on the basics and allow one to be more strategically experimental.
3) Crafts that can be easily given away [space-saving]
This is not to suggests that card-makers generally don't need to commit to their craft because one can really spend more time on a card than on a mini album or canvas work but it does allow for that range: if you wanna spend 10hours on a card, go ahead, but you can definitely make a card in 10mins or less. You can't quite do it for canvas works nor for mini albums.
Hope you enjoyed the work above.