Collage Thank You cards

Our daughter graduated from high school last week and when thinking back over the years I started recalling the many people who have positively impacted her life, contributed to her education and prayed for her through thick and thin. I thought I might get a few photos and slip them inside cards and send them, especially to our friends and family in Australia who love her dearly but rarely get to see her.

I enjoyed making my own collages although it does take a little time and does not always work the way I intend. In order to blend the images together without unattractive overlap it is sometimes necessary to ink only part of the stamp or as I did, ink it all then wipe off some ink with a cloth. It is hard to describe my process, especially as I am not sure that I remember what order I did things; perhaps it’s time for another tutorial?

Edited to add: I have posted a tutorial here on the blog and it is on my youtube channel


Stamps: A Flight of ThreadQueen Anne’s LaceLetter BackgroundFlourish Thank You 4175FGratitude (PB)
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa & Desert Sand, Summer Sky, Nautical Blue & Teal Zeal (Tsukineko)

18 Comments on “Collage Thank You cards”

  1. Vicky says:

    I love a collage style but, like you, it’s hard to explain how I do them and they would never come out the same if I tried to repeat them! That’s part of the beauty of them though, their individuality. Your cards today are just lovely – particularly the lacy bird.

  2. Judycs says:

    These cards are both beautiful! I love the rather misty quality. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

  3. Barb King says:

    These are stunning- I would love a tutorial on the process, I know I could do it if someone could walk me through it. Thanks so much for your lovely inspiration.

  4. Susan Bridgman says:

    Both cards are gorgeous, but I especially love the first one. I’ve learned a lot from your tutorials, so would be thrilled if you did one on this technique. Thank you!

  5. Peet says:

    oh, these are so beautiful, Heather. Love them both!

  6. Ellie Knol says:

    I wouldn’t mind spending a day with you in your craftroom….Gorgeous again!

  7. Jeanne says:

    I have never seen a tutorial on collage style and would love to try it. The result is beautiful but I wouldn’t even know where to start. Thank you for all the you share with us. It really inspires me to let my own creative juices flow.

  8. Julie Schensted says:

    Please, Please, Please!!!! make a tutorial just to walk us through the process. The outcome is different every time. I think that is what intrigues me to try it. Your cards are exquisite!!!

  9. Lu C says:

    I love your cards!! and i love your tutorials!! Your blog is in my Favorites…and has been for quite some time…felt I was way over due to let you know how much I enjoy your gift of beautiful cards…every time!

  10. Sally H says:

    Wow, Heather! Those are totally Stunning! Beautiful colours and collage of stamps

  11. Perhaps? May I say, Oh, He*l, yeah, please! They are both beautiful, but that first one just took my breath away. It looks like a painting!

  12. Lindsey says:

    So beautiful! Each of these is perfect in its own way.

  13. Jan Castle says:

    Soooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful! A tutorial…step, by step, by step – would be appreciated!
    Paper Hugs,

  14. Maureen Chandler says:

    These cards are just lovely – thanks so much for sharing!

  15. Katherina (Hull, QC) says:

    These card are beautiful. If you wouldn’t mind putting together a tutorial on them, I would love it. For some reason, I have no idea even how to begin. I especially love the first one.

  16. Brenda says:

    I have just found your Blog! Wonderful. Yes, a tutorial for this technique would be very appreciated.

  17. […] tutorial describes how I made a monochromatic collage; my blue collage and the brown collage are in this post. Once again I relied on my son’s and my husband’s expertise to complete the video […]

  18. KnitterPam says:

    These are gorgeous, Heather. I pinned them so I can remember how much they inspire me!

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