Collage Thank You cardsPosted: July 4, 2012 Filed under: A Flight of Thread, CAS, Collage cards, Penny Black, Queen Anne's Lace 18 Comments
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 Thread, Queen Anne’s Lace, Letter Background, Flourish Thank You 4175F, Gratitude (PB)
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa & Desert Sand, Summer Sky, Nautical Blue & Teal Zeal (Tsukineko)
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.
These cards are both beautiful! I love the rather misty quality. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.
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.
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!
oh, these are so beautiful, Heather. Love them both!
I wouldn’t mind spending a day with you in your craftroom….Gorgeous again!
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.
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!!!
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!
Wow, Heather! Those are totally Stunning! Beautiful colours and collage of stamps
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!
So beautiful! Each of these is perfect in its own way.
Soooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful! A tutorial…step, by step, by step – would be appreciated!
These cards are just lovely – thanks so much for sharing!
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.
I have just found your Blog! Wonderful. Yes, a tutorial for this technique would be very appreciated.
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These are gorgeous, Heather. I pinned them so I can remember how much they inspire me!