{SPECIAL POSTS & PROMOTIONS}

Take 40% off any order of $50 or more with code SEP40 - sale ends 9/30
Grab Christmas in the Air Kit #2 and #3 at 34% off

NEW! Paper Goods Subscription - Get 4 paper goods products ($28 value) starting at just $17 + free shipping! 10% off your first month with code.

Enter the store giveaway for a chance to win a Mystery Product Bundle (4 new products with a combined value of $27)
Subscribe to our store's mailing list for a chance to win a $25 prize code
COFFEE AND MONDAYS 3X5 stamp set is free with every purchase of at least $21 (ends 9/30 or while supplies last)


***
Comment on all posts published in September for a chance to win one of ten (10) $7 prize codes. - comment by October 8

Thursday, December 05, 2019

{Spotlight Project} Monika Stamps A Collage Background


Hello STAMPlorations Friends! We all know someone who loves a good brew, be it coffee, tea or chocolate. The new Holiday Lattes Digi Stamps are perfect for making Christmas cards our brew loving friends will enjoy.

Here are today's cards ...


I sized, printed and coloured some of the Holiday Lattes images and decided to use the cups with the overlapping florals for my cards. The tags and cup will be finished at a later date.



I felt that the image and word stamps from the Joyful set were great for collage stamping. I picked two of the images, the gift and wreath, and placed them on a base card using one of the coffee cups as a guide. I then stamped my images in Smokey Slate, a light grey. After trying the pink card first, I settled on Riding Hood Red and Rich Razzleberry for some of my base cards. This gave me the effect I was looking for, a patterned background that wouldn't fight with my pencil coloured cups.


Throwing a couple of square cards in the mix, I had to re-arrange my image stamps.


Once my base cards were stamped, I arranged the words in a way that would show parts of the words popping out from behind my images and stamped them in the same grey ink. The layout of the words worked for my square cards too.


All that was left to do was to attach the coffee cups in place, die-cut and add the word Joyful from the Christmas Sentiments Dies Set to finish my cards.


It is always worth trying a different take on a background too, This one uses Butterscotch Prism ink for the wreath and gift. The holographic mirri card sentiment helps balance the design.


The subtle background of the grey stamping on the razzlebrry card helps this very lightly coloured cup to take center stage. The gold sentiment picks up the light gold metallic colouring from my image.


On the red card the background stamping is more visible and, as you can see, it works well with both of the cup images used.



This concludes my little tutorial. Have a lovely day!
hugs
Monika xxx

Here is what I used from the ...

STAMPlorations Shop:
JoyfulChristmas Sentiments Dies
stmp1075.jpeg   preview-christmassentiments

STAMPlorations Digital Store:
Holiday Lattes Digi Stamps

9 comments:

  1. Monika - these are amazing creations - Mocha Mocha or Black Bear in my cup please - I love how you did the sentiments - and coloring - just everything here - wonderful work! TFS

    ReplyDelete
  2. Simply amazing! So many different ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Amazing collection of cards. Great tutorial! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Gorgeous work on
    all the cards.
    Great background
    tips.
    Carla from Utah

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh my goodness these cards are beautiful....thank you so much for sharing your technique...well done

    ReplyDelete
  6. The subtle backgrounds add so much interest to these cards, and your colouring is gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  7. BEAUTIFUL backgrounds, loving the lattes too!

    ReplyDelete
  8. These are all so beautiful!! I think you made a great choice to use these specific images; they are so pretty! And the backgrounds you created are fabulous!

    ReplyDelete

We're lifting comment moderation since the spammer appears to have left this blog alone for the time being. If he/she comes back, comment moderation goes back on. We love hearing from fellow crafters! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us :o)