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Technique Spotlight: Collage

With the weeks and days being as crazy as they've been, I find it necessary to give you just a quick run-down of the amazing card I made Wednesday during What's Up! Stampers and leave it at that. I used a technique to which I don't often gravitate, but every time I do it I think I should do it more often. On Wednesday I used the FREE Detailed Dogwood stamp set - you can choose it FREE with a $100 order during Sale-a-bration in February. Any stamp set with a few texture stamps and a variety of other images is perfect for collaging, and Detailed Dogwood totally fits the bill.

I started by masking 3/4" around the entire piece of 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Then I stamped textures and backgrounds from the stamp set in Crumb Cake, Pecan Pie, Wild Wheata, and Early Espresso ink. I shaded the masked off area with Blending Brushes and Crumb Cake ink. I colored the smaller flowers using Crumb Cake and Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers. I peeled the masks, then stamped the larger floral image and colored that, as well.

I added the images cut out with punches (did you know that the Best Label and the Petal Park Builder Punches both coordinate with the Detailed Dogwood stamp set???? 😱), then layered that piece of Very Vanilla on a piece of 3 3/4" x 5" Nature's Sweetness Designer Series Paper, then onto a card base made with Thick Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" It turned out beautifully!

You can watch as I make this card here. You can also see a list of supplies I need - along with links to my online store - for easy shopping!

Happy collaging!


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