Celebrating StampNation-Collage Stamping

I find Collage Stamping one of the more difficult techniques to master. My cards are either too overdone or just plain blah! I needed some guidelines to help me build a more balanced card. So, I challenged myself to learn more. I started by watching a fabulous video on StampNation.
I highly recommend it!! These are some of the things I learned:

1. Start with your background and use your lightest ink.
I used the egg image and stamped it repeatedly with Crumb Cake Ink.

2. Emboss the focal image and highlight by sponging around the image.
Embossing the focal image helps ground the design and gives your eye a place to focus. I brought in some color by sponging around my focal image.

3. Use a darker color for your border (distressing) and smaller images.
With Soft Suede ink I distressed the edges of my collaged panel and used to to stamp the smaller bee images.

I hope these guidelines help you the next time you set out to create a Collaged card.

Also, don't forget to head on over and check out StampNation! We hope you will join us!

This week only, anyone who signs up for Catherine’s newsletter AND StampNation through this link will receive a package of handmade cards.
You will also be entered to win the Because I Care stamp set by Stampin' Up!

***You MUST email me with your username when you sign up for StampNation to be entered to win the Because I Care Stamp Set!!!
If you have signed up in the past through my links, please email me so you can be entered!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Nature Walk
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Versamark
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Early Espresso
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Sponges, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Linen Thread, Antique Brads

1 comment:

Claudia said...

There is nothing blah or over done with this card. It is beautiful.
You continue to amaze me.