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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Guest Designer Kim Creates a Card Using the Collage Stamping Technique


Hello! I'm so excited to be here as a Spotlight Project Guest Designer again. I had so much fun the last time! Since it was so well received the previous time, I decided to do a photo tutorial again. I had some requests recently to show how I go about making my collage stamping cards. What do I mean by collage stamping? It's what I call creating a background around a main focal image by stamping, sponging and splattering (and any other fun stuff I can think of).




So my first step is to pick out my main focal image and some stamps I want to use in the background.



Then I begin to create. I stamped my poppies (Bloom Sketches) in Soft Suede ink (Stampin' Up!).



Then I masked it with a homemade mask from stamping on paper and fussy cutting it out.  (I always keep these masks I make so I can reuse them later). I sponged the same Soft Suede ink over top working from the bottom corner and lightening as I went upward.




I stamped the script stamp (7 Gypsies) in the Soft Suede ink, stamping off first so it was fairly subtle.  I added some Sea Glass ink (Simon Says Stamp), sponging it on here and there. Then, I decided to add the script stamp in the Sea Glass ink as well.





Next I splattered some watered down Sea Glass and Soft Suede ink.



I stamped the butterfly (Trendy Butterflies set) in Soft Suede and Sea Glass ink. Then I sprayed Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls mist lightly.




I removed the mask and began colouring my poppies with Spectrum Noir markers.




Then, I stamped the sentiment (Trendy Feathers) in Soft Suede ink.



Lastly, I attached my finished panel to my card base with foam dots.


Well, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!  So glad you visited with me and I hope you all have a fabulous day!  :-)



Stamps Kim used in today's project:


    


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38 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card and a FABULOUS tutorial! Giving this a try for sure!
    ~c

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  2. Love the soft colors and the soft effect you achieved. I like this tutorial style, it is very clear and easy to follow. TFS

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  3. Kim, I love this collage design! Thank you for such a nice tutorial. The soft colors are so beautiful.

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  4. What a gorgeous result, Kim. The blue of your poppies is outta this world!

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  5. This is LOVELY!!! The blue of the poppies makes the card POP. Thank you for the great tutorial!!!

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  6. Super tutorial! I really must remember that those poppies can be colored something other than yellow or orange:)
    I hope to see you designing here more often!

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  7. Brilliant Kim, I love this card - the colours and the technique fabulous...one for me to CASE

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  8. Simply stunning! love the mix of colors!

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  9. TFS your collage steps Kim. What CS did you use for your base? I Loved your turqouise poppies. Really made your card with the brown tones background Pop!.

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    1. Hi Nancy! I used a heavy weight white cardstock I get from Michaels. I believe it's 90lb weight but don't quote me on that! LOL. :-)

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  10. Beauiful card! Such a wonderful set of techniques used ofr this card! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  11. Stunning card Kim! Perfect masking and loved the colors used! Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers!
    Suchi xx

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  12. Thanks for the tutorial, Kim! Love the way you built up the background and the lovely colour combo - those poppies really pop :)

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  13. Wonderful tutorial .I loved the background created by mixing various techniques ,lovely card.

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  14. Wow !! what a stunning card ...Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial for it !!

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  15. Beautiful card, Kim! Love this technique.

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  16. Love your tutorial and technique in creating this eye popping card!

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  17. Looks fabulous and thanks for a great tutorial, Jo x

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  18. great Tutorial, easy to understand - thanks a bunch
    CU hellerlittle

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  19. Very beautiful card. I love color combination.

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  20. This is SO lovely, Kim! Gorgeous design.

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  21. Thank you for the great tutorial - I will file it in my technique folder.

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  22. Oh, my!!!! This is excellent and your pictures and how-to's were so helpful to me as I don't typically stamp in collage-y style!! Your card is soft and beautiful and speaks to the heart!! Love your work - thanks!!

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  23. Fabulous arty card and brilliant tutorial - thank you! xxx

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  24. Kim, I am so loveing what you do with this stamp set. I am so glad I bough it, now to try using it. Your card is so eye catching. Very talented

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  25. I never seem to know what to use for a collage background, so thanks for sharing your creative method, Kim. I love the look of the tans with the bright blue poppies.

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  26. Love the colors you have chosen. Very nice card!

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  27. Such a beautiful, elegant card, and the colours go so well, just love it!

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  28. Gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial! Can't wait to try it!

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