Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Collage stamping a card

Today I want to share a quick 
Collage Stamping tutorial.
Collage is a fun design element I use quite a bit. 
Most often it is with paper and images but there is another easy
way to add collage to your creations.

This is a fun way to use color and coordinating stamps 
to create a one of a kind card.
This technique can also easily translate
over to tags or ATCs.

This is the finished card.
I used the ROUTE 66 rubber stamp set from
Artistic Outpost and a variety of inks
from Ranger.
I stamped onto a base of glossy card stock cut to 3.75 x 5".

My base of Glossy Cardstock.
NOTE: because this is on glossy cardstock it is helpful to dry between each layer of color with a heat gun or air
Randomly swipe Antique Linen across the card.
It's ok to have streaks, they add interest.

Take your first background stamp (I use the map here) and 
with Bundled Sage stamp randomly over the card.

Take one of the small stamps and Forest Moss.
Stamp around the edges of the card 
(keeping in mind the focal image will be in the center of the card so 
we will not stamp much there anymore).
Make sure you go off the card in spots.

Take another of the small stamps and Stormy Sky ink.
Stamp as you did in the step before.

Another small stamp and Cranberry ink
(the red pops)
Stamp again around the edges filling in spaces where it is empty.
Still keeping the center rather open.

Take your Focal image stamp (here the motorcycle)
and Denim ink.
Stamp into the center of the card.

Using Espresso ink and the sentiment stamp. 
Stamp onto the card in the desired spot.

There you have it.
By using ink, stamps and plain cardstock you are able to create
a unique one of a kind card.
Matte and embellish as desired.

No go pull out your stamps and inks and get to stamping.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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