Thursday, November 19, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Going Into Mass Production

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Hi, all. It's Monika back with another spotlight feature for you. This time I set myself the challenge to show you a project which is easy to repeat, easy to make several of and uses two October stamp club sets, Joyful (2014) and Mixed Media Elements (2015).

Well, I couldn't help myself and enlisted help from Oh, Christmas Tree! and Vignette Christmas Block too.

The other thing I wanted to show you was that you can use a linen textured base card to great effect for stamping as can best be seen when zooming in at either the Christmas tree or the sentiment strip.

I chose collage stamping for my background as it is very easy to repeat given that you don't have to be very precise, which gives each card its own uniqueness too.

All background elements have been stamped using Concord Crush ink and 2nd generation stamping apart from the sentiment strip 'Season's Greetings' and the 'ho! ho! ho!'which use the 1st generation imprint.

I first stamped the script followed by the strip of numbers and postage stamps. Next I added the Christmas Tree and the snowflakes before stamping the 'ho! ho! ho!' and Season's Greetings. Something else was needed, and I added the circles before attaching my stamped, watercoloured (Concord Crush and Crushed Curry) and fussy cut sleigh to finish.

As always there is a video tutorial of the craft-along type with some added tips.

Before I go, here is another look at the actual card made in the video which differs slightly from my first card giving it its own unique feel.

Have a lovely day!
Monika xxx

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  1. What a pretty wintery card. Love all the set you used and the softness you have gotten with the colors you have used!

  2. I have never tried any collage stamping mysekf, but I love the depth you have created on this almost one layer card, which is indeed great for posting.

  3. That's why I like to take some time to read the posts....Because on first glance it looks like the background is one stamp. Creative and fun idea to use lots of different stamps with the same colour to produce your own unique background. Gorgeous and love the idea x

  4. Oh wow, what a gorgeous card!! I love love love that background, what a great use of the stamps. And I agree with you, linen textured cardstock is really great.

  5. Love the collage idea; I've never thought of doing that on a Christmas card.

  6. Beautiful card!! Love the collage idea.. Nice texture on the linen card base.

  7. Fabulous. Incredible ideas here and one to keep the brain it.xx
     { aNNie}

  8. So amazing how you made the colored image pop and come to life against the very pretty stamped background
    Dr Sonia

  9. Great card!! The sledge just pops out of the beautiful background

  10. Awesome cards! Loved the collage stamping technique...thanks a lot for sharing!

  11. The background collage looks stunning...a wonderful card Monika! :)
    Suchi xx

  12. Love your video and how you brought together all the different stamps together to create a gorgeous background:)

  13. Mass production is always a great way to go. Love the layers you added to your card and using multiple stamps.

  14. Monika, this is so creative -- I'll have to try it!!

  15. Love the collage background, and the way you stamped it using the second generation technique is fabulous.'


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