Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Each weekday of the Stretch Your Stamps class at Onlinecardclasses.com features a different type of stamp. There was a supply list but we were encouraged to also use what we have. I had just purchased quite a few Stampin' Up! sets and of course have many stamps so I didn't buy anything new. The only category I didn't have a stamp for was the collage stamp.
A collage stamp is one that has several elements like a flower over text with some other graphics - all on one stamp. I never really got the point of buying a stamp like this. Isn't it better to have the individual elements and do your own collage. That said, getting a good looking collage can be challenging, at least it is for me. I'm not always sure what works together.
In one of the videos, guest designer Amber Diagre showed how to create a collage look with butterflies and some script font. I added a damask image to my version above. She used colored pencils to color in the butterflies and I loved this idea. No matter how hard I try, I just can't make a card or anything completely neutral.
I put the entire thing on a black card front with an embossed zebra stripe and some pretty trim I think came from Webster's Pages. This is going to be my parent's anniversary card as it just looks like my Mother. I won't need it for a few months but it is nice to know it is ready.
Thanks for visiting! Tomorrow is alphabet stamps. I can't wait for those lessons. Alphas are particularly challenging for cards, don't you think?