Thursday, 19 April 2012

Making a Collage Card (Nature Themed)

I think that making collage cards are the most fun cards to make.  They will always be unique as different elements are used for each card.  In the photo above I have already selected the pieces I need to make my card and cut them to size.  The process of just choosing things to put together can be quite time consuming, and I pootle with paper until I come up with the right combination.  On the right hand side of the photo above I have already put together one section of the card.  For this I used part of a page of a reclaimed book and mounted it onto a good quality card stock.  I attached a button with embroidery thread and stamped a message straight onto the paper.  The other elements used are handmade paper, vellum, portions of reclaimed book pages, a couple of fabric flowers and a faux gem stone.

Voila!  This is what the card looks like when all the various items are combined.  It takes me a while to arrange the page until I am satisfied with how it looks.  I usually take a photo at this stage for reference so that when I stick it together I can remember what bit goes where!

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Kawaii Inspired Collage Cards

I am still into my collage style cards, and it is so good to know that they are totally unique as their components come from a variety of different sources.  I used elements from one of my 'interesting bits' kits to make these two cards.

The second card may need a little something 'extra' but I will let it sit for a day or two before I decide what to do.  This collage style of card making really suits me and I prefer it to just adding layer and layers of toppers onto a card.  I am still a novice at this eclectic style of crafting but I am loving it at the moment!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Outdoorsy Collaged Cards

I was recently inspired to take up paper crafting again after buying some 'interesting bits' from notes on paper. The 'bits' included a variety of co-ordinating papers including handmade, sticky backed plastic and a variety of embellishments.  I already have a huge stash of paper and embellishments but 'needed' to buy these extra bits to get my creative juices flowing!
I pootled around with the papers until I came up with compositions that I liked.  I used hessian and chipboard from my own stash and mixed them up with the 'interesting bits'.
 I gave the papers torn edges and stuck them down lightly to give them some interest and movement.
I cut around the flowers on the sticky backed plastic sheets and hopefully found a way of using them creatively.    I had so much fun making these outdoorsy cards and who'd have thought the amount of fun a person can have with sticky backed plastic!