Thursday, April 04, 2013

More Collage Stamping: MIM #110

I am having the best time working out these stamping collages! You know I particularly love finding new ways to use supplies I already have...and this technique of using stamps from different collections and pairing them with inks of different intensity to create a cohesive collage is just SO MUCH FUN...and a terrific way to stretch your supplies.

Here is a close up...I just love the way the frame draws attention to the silhouetted couple...but because the inks are lighter, the provide balance for the focal image (vintage camera). I also added some embossing to the top because it seemed empty - but I didn't want to add more stamping. Embossing can help you fill space with a bit of texture, but still allows you to maintain the balance of your other elements.

The vintage camera is from a stamp set called Shutterbug Special. So very cool - and you can get a matching die...that also cuts that little pull out! Such a great way to add a special sentiment, note or tiny photograph!

To create my focal image, I stamped the camera image on heavy white card stock with VersaMark and then added Super Fine Black embossing powder. You could just stamp it...but I wanted to add some Brushed Pewter Distress Stain to the camera to keep that vintage look going. I used a brush to add the Brushed Pewter Stain into the can use a baby wipe or a damp cloth to remove the stain from the embossed areas.

Thanks for stopping by...I am always so blessed by you guys! You are a constant source of encouragement for me. Let me know if you would be interested in me doing a tutorial on creating stamped collages...I think it would be fun!

Have a great rest of the week!

Here are the supplies I used: (I can't find a link to the embossing folder - it is an older one that came in a collection of embossing folders for cards).


  1. Oh Jann I do love seeing your inspirational creative genius in action! This is a stunning card and love the pull out on the camera too. Think the embossing fills that space well. I'd love to see a collage tutorial please :)
    Hugs Lynn xx

  2. Love the vintage feel of this card! Now why didn't I get this camera stamp set?!?

  3. Another great card Jann. I was so besotted with your Easter egg collage card that I pinned it to my Card board. When I watched your tutorial I felt like doing the V-8 commercial *laughing* This card is just as nice. The antique camera was a great choice with Simply Jane collection.

  4. Oh, this is lovely, Jann! I love your combination of stamps-- they go perfectly together!

  5. Jann, this is beautiful! The embossing adds so much to the vintage images~

  6. Your collage artistry is, to steal your word, Fantabulous! Such detail, texture, and the color pops. How do you come up with these luscious ideas and turn them into treasures? I know, you have your grandmother and your father visiting your dreams :-)

    Love you and your work - Leslie


Thank you for taking the time to stop by for a visit and commenting! Your input means a lot to me. Have a great day! ~Jann