For me it is time to do another Technique Swap card. My Stampin’ Up Down-line Team and I do a technique swap every month and this months challenge was to do a Collage card. So this is my submission. Collage cards are fun. As you will see I started out by bringing out all the things I have to use that would go together for this card. I did not use it all, but it was a place to start. The items in the new Stampin’ Up Holiday Mini sure made this task easy.
Hang out a moment and see how this piece comes together.
A personal Note and update before I get started: Thank you everyone for keeping my family in your thoughts. My Mother still remains in the hospital struggling with Respitory and Heart troubles. Russ’ heart condition remains the same at this point, no better, no worse. He will be having a procedure in a week or so. My Beautiful and Strong Sister just had her last Chemo treatment in her fight with Breast Cancer and now faces Surgery and Radiation treat. Sis, you are the strongest person I know. Continue to kick that Cancers butt!
On another note: Please do not think I will be canceling my workshops. I have a strong family that gives lots of love and support to those mentioned above so I will continue to travel and teach my Brayer workshops. The workshops give my students and myself so much joy I just can’t miss any of them. My next stop will be this coming weekend in Piedmont, Alabama. Wooohooo!
|Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Midnight Raven, French Foliage & Midnight Musings Wheel|
|Paper: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, More Mustard and Elegant Eggplant Card stock, Nite Owl Designer Series Paper|
|Ink: Stampin’ Up! More Mustard, Wild Wasabi, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black|
|Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Sponges, Brayer, 2.5″ Circle Punch, Bat Punch, Basic Black Ribbon, Versamark Pad, Stamp-a-ma-jig Plastic Sheet, Clear Embossing Powder and Heat Gun|
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Below is the products that I pulled out to start. As I stated above, I did not use all of these items, but it was a good starting point. To me the object of collage is to layer items.
Stamped the unmounted Stampin’ Up Wheel Midnight Musings using Versamark only on a 3.5″ x 5.5″ piece of Whisper White Card stock.
Here is a link to a post I did regarding unmounting wheels: http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2009/07/28/tool-time-unmounting-wheels/
Heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun. I embossed this image to protect the white of the paper. The embossed image will resist ink put over it in later steps.
Punched a 2.5″ circle from the sticky part of a post it note. I used this punch to mask the moon.
Brayered Pumpkin Pie ink at the top of the card stock.
Brayered Elegant Eggplant ink at the top of the card stock, not covering the Pumpkin Pie ink entirely.
Unmasked the moon and sponged More Mustard ink in the moon shape.
Sponged Wild Wasabi ink at the bottom of the card stock.
Sponged Elegant Eggplant ink at the bottom of the card stock, not covering the Wild Wasabi ink entirely.
Gently wiped the ink off the embossed images using a paper towel.
Stamped the script stamp from the Stampin’ Up set French Foliage using Elegant Eggplant ink. Wiped off the embossed images again.
Stamped the Stampin’ Up stamp Midnight Raven using Basic Black ink.
Stamped the stamp again on the Stamp-a-ma-jig plastic sheet using Always Artichoke ink. Quickly flip the plastic Sheet upside down and lined the image up so it would be a reverse image and look like a shadow. Rubbed the back of the plastic sheet to transfer the image.
Sponged in an Elegant Eggplant ink cloud in the sky.
Adhered the main image panel to a panel of Stampin’ Up Night Owl Designer Paper. Ripped one corner of the Designer paper off. Added Basic Black ribbon.
Sponged Basic Black ink on the ripped corner of the Designer paper.
Punched 3 bats out using the Stampin’ Up Bat Punch and Basic Black card stock.
Added a More Mustard panel and an Elegant Eggplant panel. Adhered the 3 bats to the card front.
Sponged Basic Black ink around the top, bottom and left side of the card front.
Here my finished Collage card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.
Until my next post. . . . . . . .
May Labor Day Holiday be one filled with Family and Friends.
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