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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

My First Attempt of Collage Stamping

Collage stamping - what a fun technique! This is my first attempt and I'm already hooked! I like how several different stamps can be combined, coloring can be avoided, it's a great way to make your own background and keep to either a colorful or monochromatic look!
For this card I started with the postcard stamp from TPC Studio. I stamped the postcard with Walnut Distress Ink, after having removed some of the color by stamping onto a scrap paper. In retrospect I think I should have removed some more... Then I added the stamp with cogs and swirls from Vilda Stamps.  I used the same Walnut DI, but stamped directly onto my card. Then I masked the postcard and used a stamp with scripture from Panduro with Old Paper DI. The dressmaker is a stamp from Prima. I used Black Soot DI, added clear embossing powder and heat embossed it. I also used a 3 more TPC Studio stamps - a postmark in the top right corner, part of a stamp for the word "greeting" and the sentiment. For the sentiment I used Coffee Archival Ink.  So that makes 7 stamps all in all, from 4 different suppliers.
As for embellishments there aren't many - a little piece of Washi tape with script and a bow made with seam binding ribbon colored with Walnut DI. I distressed the edges of my stamped card and attached it to a panel of DP from Prima "Life Time Collection".

This card is for these challenges;
1) Come and Get It Challenges - Collage Challenge
2) One Stop Craft - #235 Make your own Background
3) Pattie's Creations - #71 Monochromatic
4) The Stamping Chef - Monochromatic or no coloring
5) Pile It On - #29 Thinking of You/Just Because
6) Make it Monday - Anything Goes


Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Pia! What a beautiful card! I would never have known you were new to collage! I love the monochromatic color scheme. Well done! Hugs, Yvonne

Danielle Vincent said...

This is fabulous Pia! You did a very good job for your first time out on collage stamping - would never guess you to be a novice :o) This is something I'd like to try more of too.

Marina said...

This has come together beautifully and you've created a great effect. Good choice to keep the embellishment simple, I think. Marina

Deepti Stephens said...

Great card with nice technique! Collage stamping... never tried before but will definitely give it a try.. :)

sandie said...

This is fabulous Pia! I love how you have created this vintage look. The collage technique look Great idea!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pia. Such an effective technique. I love the design and beautiful soft colours.
Sue xx

scrappymo! said...

This does not look like it was your first time making a collage at all!

Lovely stamping and fab card, Pia.

Lisa :) said...

This is so elegant, love the collage stamping. The subdued colors really work for this technique. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Stamping Chef!! --Sous Chef Lisa

Chrissy said...

So classy Pia, love the stamping and colours and distressed edges..fabulous card..


Laine said...

Wow, this is so stunning Pia.

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a gorgeous array of stamping. You are very clever, knowing me I would have stamped something wrong and messed the whole lot up. Lol!!!


Sandra DeFalco said...

Thanks for playing in our "Monochromatic" Challenge #71!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Mynn xx said...

Well...I used that stamp for the collage challenge, too! ;) Great minds definitely think alike! LOVE the beautiful monochrome and your distressed feel, Pia! :)

Lau W said...

Wow 7 stamps !!! Very very nice work Pia ! This card is simply BEAUTIFUL !!

Monika Reeck said...

I love also the collage stamping this is really beautiful Pia...great using all the stamp and love the color you have choosen...great job dear Pia..

I am joining again the MIM and my card is number 73..if you could pop up to my Blog and leave me some love, I would be so glad...big hugs, Monika

Sandy Hentzel said...

Great techniques, makes a beautiful project! Thanks for playing with us this week at The Stamping Chef! --Sous Chef Sandy

Heather said...

Jusst gorgeous Pia, a great design and colour scheme - your stamping and arrangement of them is stunning!!!

Heather xx

Wishcraft said...

Fab stamps and love how you've put them together - looks fabulous hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

chrissy xx said...

I LOve your beautiful soft colours Pia..Such a pretty design too..
I LOve it...It really is STunning.

loz said...

WOW!! Gorgeous vintage card Pia. I spotted this on MIM..Loz

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “Monochromatic” at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Unknown said...

Brilliant Pia, but you are always doing something like this so you being new to it is surprising...awesome and love the design...will be away so wont be around for a couple of

Lisa Lynn said...

Pia, your card is stunning. Saw your gorgeous creation on MIM.

Peanut said...

This is card is the very definition of understated elegance. Every single thing about it is classy. Outstanding creation, Pia!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Pia, this is an awesome vintage creation. Love the monochromatic colouring and the bow is a nice finishing touch.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Patricia St Martin said...

Collages are so much fun and a person can get hooked on them. You did a super job, love all the stamps and the greetings! Love how you say as far as embellishments there aren't many but really their are, everything you added to the paper is an embellishment.
Super Hugs girlfriend, Pat

cotnob said...

Wow! This is fabulous Pia, such a wonderful selection of stamps - I'm sure this will be the first of many.

Shelby said...

Beautiful card and love how you've combined the stamps!


Wendy said...

I spotted this lovely card on MIM xx

downrightcrafty said...

this is gorgeous love everything
Hugs Kate xx

Flutterby Trina said...

beautiful! Love the tones! Thanks of joining us this week at TSC :) hope to see you again soon xxxx

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful card. Lovely sentiment. I love your great little details. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Judy

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Pia, this is gorgeous for your first collage card, and yes they can be very addictive. Glad you tried it and joined in our challenge this week at Come and Get It.
Cindy DT

* Shell B.* said...

Super card Pia, especially for your very first collage card......lovely design and has a vintage flair!

Glad you joined us for the challenge at Come And Get It, hope to see you back again soon!

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Shell in Alaska

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are #3, #4, #98, #152, and #154.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark… and become a follower.



Meighan Wheller said...

Fabulous card Pia! Love the colours that you have have used and all the wonderful images. The bow is the perfect touch! Lovely work!!!Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get it this week. Meg

GrandmaCarol46580 said...

I love your collage creation, it is awesome. Thank you for joining us in the Stamping Chef challenge (Monochromatic)


Judith said...

stunning card, thank you for joining in TSC challenge,,,good luck x

Judith said...

stunning card, thank you for joining in TSC challenge,,,good luck x

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for participating in our STAMPING CHEF challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is fantastic, I love the effect of all the stamps.
Thank you for joining in the Stamping Chef challenge, good luck.

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Another great vintage feel. Congrats on your first attempt at collage. It turned out splendidly.

Skye said...

A beautiful elegant card. A great card for your first attempt at collage.