Monday, 28 April 2014

Collage Technique with Stampin' Up! Papaya Collage

Thought I should make this post a good one, since I've been slacking a bit lately. We took a lovely little last minute trip to Amsterdam, and I had no time to post before we went. 

Excuses made, lets get on with the show.

Collage card using the papaya collage stamp set

I love projects that begin with a blank piece of paper, full of potential, waiting to be transformed. In this case I've used very vanilla for the front and naturals ivory for the base.

supplies required for collage technique

Mask off a section of the card where you will make the collage.

Shows area to be masked for collage technique

Use versa mark on the frame stamp to clear emboss some patterns for the background. 

Clear emboss on background

Use some stampin' Sponges and classic stampin' pads to colour the masked area, I used pool party and pear pizzazz. When done wipe with a paper towel to remove any ink which is sitting on the embossed areas, this ink will not dry so needs to be removed.

Using pool party ink pad, stamp some leaves randomly over the space. Remember to wipe away any residue sitting on top of the embossed areas.

Stamp leaves in pool party

Use pear pizzazz to stamp the circular frame randomly across the space and wipe off any excess.

Pear pizzazz frames stamped randomly

To add more depth stamp a few of the flowers in basic grey.

Stamp a few Basic grey flowers

Heat emboss three butterflies with pool party embossing powder and cut round them.

Emboss butterflies with pool party embossing powder

Ink the edges of the butterflies with basic grey ink.

Ink edges with basic grey

Use fabulous phrases along with the stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the words enjoy, smile & celebrate in basic grey on a scrap of very vanilla. Trim around the phrase and ink the edges.

Fabulous phrases in basic grey

Assemble the card and admire your work!!

To purchase the supplies to make this project, Stampin' Up! Online.

Stamp sets
Papaya Collage Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126612
Fabulous Phrases - Clear-Mount Stamp 120501

Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad 126982
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad 131180
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad 126981
Versamark Pad 102283

Very Vanilla A4 Card Stock 106550
Naturals Ivory A4 Card Stock 108630

Embossing Powders
Pool Party Stampin' Emboss Powder 129398
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder 109130

Tools and accesories
Heat Tool - Uk Plug 129054
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig 101049
Stamping Sponges 101610

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  1. love the card very lovely thanks for the product list I do art journaling using stamps always looking for things to use have a great day

  2. Beautiful card!!! Love the technique used!!! Beautiful color combo!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

    1. Thanks for stopping by Diane I enjoyed playing along with HSS, gave me a little motivation this week.

  3. So beautiful! I love the step-by-step tutorial!

  4. Whoa! Amazing layering! I love watching your steps, You're extremely artistic! I especially love the butterflies, I have that stamp set and had no idea they were so beautiful when stamped and cut. Thanks for playing at HSS! Erika

  5. Oh my goodness, that card looks so pretty! I'm stopping by from the blog hop & I liked ya on Facebook. Your blog is great!

  6. What a super cool technique.... so vintage-collage-ish... Love the colors you used... Thanks for sharing your awesomeness!! :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

    1. Thank you for stopping by Crystelle and taking the time to comment.

  7. Beautiful card! I love the collage and did a great job with the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at HSS!

    1. Thank you It was the first time I've done the challenge and I enjoyed it.

  8. GORGEOUS! I love the technique, the instructions and the colors you chose! Great use of the sketch, too! Thanks for joining us at HSS!

  9. Hi Krista, thanks for stopping by I was really pleased with how the card turned out.


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