Sunday, January 18

Tutorial: Collage Cards

I had the best time creating these collage cards using a variety of stamps, papers and water based inks.  Although I think I was a little too experimental with the colours on this first card, it was still lots of fun to throw around different inks and water just to see what happened.  I thoroughly recommend having a go!
 
 
You'll need a piece of watercolour paper, a water pen, spritzing bottle filled with clean water, a collection of stamps, water soluble ink and a dark coloured oil based ink (not shown).
 
 
Start by stamping the background with the lightest coloured inks.  Do some spritzing or use the water pen if desired.

 
Now just add stamps!

 
I used a black, oil based ink for the script and sentiment stamps so it wouldn't react with the water already on the cardstock.  I used a permanent ink pen to draw a small double lined border to frame my image, which I created by stamping on a clean sheet of cardstock and colouring with one of the inks already used in the background.

 
The background for these two cards was created in the same way, except that I used slightly different colours.


13 comments:

Tieva Design said...

Thank you so much, those cards are adorable.
Gabi

Suze said...

These cards are lovely Beccy. Thanks for including the tutorial

Suzana Miu said...

Beautiful colors, Beccy. I love them.
Cheers.
Suzana

karin said...

Lovely cards Beccy, thanks for sharing.
Karin

carla said...

Very beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial.
Cheers,
Carla

Loz said...

Fabulous card and tutorial Beccy..Loz

Teresa said...

So pretty!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Beccy, I love what you've done here! I want to try this myself! I played a bit with DIs the other day and want to do more - thanks for the inspiration!

Petra Raams said...

nice! thank you for the tutorial, always nice to read how someone makes a card!

Theresia said...

Love it, love it, love it. They are beautiful, Beccy! Nice tutorial.
Cheers, Trees

Merry said...

Beautiful work and images. Great tutorial thanks for sharing it. I like the frame around the last two cards.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards Beccy.

Danielle said...

Your cards are gorgeous!