Monday, June 23, 2008

A collage birthday card

Internet issues kept me from getting this posted last night. How frustrating! I spent 30-40 minutes talking to a tech person. He couldn't resolve the problem. I was able to get online for a short while after talking to him but I couldn't load a photo or the post that I wrote. They seem to have gotten it fixed today. Yeah!

Here's a special collage birthday card that I made Sunday night. I used several Tim Holtz stamps, Distress inks, Tattered Angels glimmer sprays & a birthday greeting & net background by B Line. I first stamped the net background on a piece of manilla file folder. Something about the surface of a file folder works well for blending the inks. I stamped the frame in the center & then added the verse. From there, I stamped various images in several colors of Distress inks around the edges. I also added color with Cut n Dry foam. I sprayed a cream card with Terra Cotta & Autumn Leaves Glimmer sprays as well as Olive Vine. I even colored the lace (white originally) with the Glimmer sprays & a touch of ink after I glued it on the card front. I rubbed some Walnut stain on the tips of the flowers & sprayed them, too. I assembled the card using a strip of green & brown papers as mats, tied a ribbon & attached the flower over it & the lace.
A collage card like this can be made with many different stamps. The exact same stamps aren't neccessary to get a great looking card. Experiment with some different colors & stamps. You never know what beauty may emerge.


sharo said...

I like the card! You really used a lot of different supplies. That net background is interesting. I'll have to see if Kathy will send me one. I appreciate all your entries--keep up the good work.

FM Girls said...

Thanks for your comment, Sharo! It's wonderful to get some feedback. I truly enjoy writing the blog. Yes, FM has one of the "net" stamps in stock. It's a huge stamp that stamps a pattern resembling net stockings.