Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! We are stamping all kinds of images and lots of different colors and adding texture. It is (was) not really my style but I think I’m starting to love it and I have figured it out!!!
Isn’t this beautiful??? My favorite is that amazing background!!! Let’s get started on this amazing card!
I started with a Pool Party card base and stamped the floral image from Timeless Textures all over in Whisper White Craft Ink. You want to do this first so you can set it aside to dry. I didn’t go in any specific pattern, just stamped all over. Then I die cut one of the labels from the Lots of Labels Framelits and cut off the top bubble piece. This created a beautiful banner or tag. It is a super fun way to use the larger framelits on a card as well! Love it! I started with the greeting which is from One Big Meaning Stamp Set. I used my markers to color in the words – Bermuda Bay and Delightful Dijon. I stamped that down and then stamped the floral image right on top of it in Pool Party (stamped off once for a lighter look). Next, I took the tea cup stain image and inked it up in Crumb Cake Ink but then stamped off twice before stamping on my label. Collage stamping is all about the balance of colors and images. If everything was loud and bright it would look like a mess so you need those layers of colors and images. The final image I used is the little dots, again from the Timeless Textures Stamp Set and Tangerine Tango Ink. I stamped a few all around in the full strength. You could always stamp off a bit or even stamp a few times on your project for even more color variation.
Now your greeting piece is all done and it is time to add texture. I added a little piece of the White Tea Lace Doily to the top of the label and I added strips of Pool Party Cotton Ribbon to the back. I added it to my card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Of course, I thought a little bling would be perfect so I placed a few pearls randomly around the greeting as well! I love it!
Do you like collage stamping? Do you think it looks messy or crowded? It’s okay I do too a bit but it’s super fun too!!! Have you tried it out? I challenge you to play around with a few images and try it out. If you would like to see this all in action, you can check out my Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if your new!
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