I seriously love creating these collage stamped backgrounds! Wish I had discovered it sooner! I am so glad that the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge got me thinking about this technique. You can check out the beautiful card that Dawn made here.
I am preparing for a class I am going to teach - French Country Inspired Projects. I have had fun researching...finding lots of things that will be my inspiration for creating these projects. I have started a Board on Pinterest called French Country. If you would like to check it out - there is a link over in the side bar that will take you to my Pinterest Account.
So, as I am preparing for this class the first thing that I did was to look into color combinations and iconic images that would help give my projects the FEEL of French Country. I found that Golden Yellow, True Red and Deep Blues are often used - so I pulled out some of my supplies that might work within these color ranges.
I found this really helpful...and need to incorporate this step into my regular creative process.
I knew that I wanted to work with Sunflowers - as they are one of those "iconic" images found in French Country home decor. I pulled out the Sunflower Bouquet stamp and die set - and decided to make it my focal image.
And then of course, I couldn't help but create a stamped collage background. Several of you have asked me to do a tutorial on my process of creating a stamping collage - so I turned the camera on while I was in the midst of putting this card together.
I even created a bit of a collage inside the card as well. I felt like the card front would have been too busy and overloaded if I had added a sentiment to it - so I opted for moving it inside.
Have you tried using your stamps to create a collage? Do...it is lots of fun! Here the tutorial to show you how I put this card together...Enjoy!
Hope you have a great rest of your weekend! See you soon!
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