Collage Stamping and 2 Must-Know Techniques – A Club & Free Card Kit Project!

Collage Stamping and 2 Must-Know Techniques – A Club & Free Card Kit Project!

Hi stamping friends Melissa Kerman here
with Melissa’s Crafting Treehouse. Today I’ll be sharing one of my September
October 2019 Club and Free Card Kit projects. This
project features the Very Versailles and Tasteful Textures stamp sets. I’ve made
two versions of this card. For the Christmas card version you’ll need the
Perfectly Plaid stamp set as well. Now this is a fairly simple card. I’ve
essentially created a collage of images using these two stamp sets, Tasteful
Textures and Very Versailles. And I’ve done this card in two different ways, one
that’s pretty much a neutral card you could use for any purpose and the other
version that’s a Christmas card. So to start with the collage I’m going to
stamp my first image from the Tasteful Textures set using Memento ink. Now I’m
going to create my collage essentially stamping from the center out. I’ve
stamped it off twice and now I’m going to stamp it right there in the center so
it’s showing right above the sentiment. So I’ve used third inking here so the
image is nice and light. Now this image here actually is not symmetrical from
top to bottom and so I have a certain preference for what I think is the top
which I’m showing you there. Now I’m stamping this image in three
different spots, sort of to create a bit of a frame and that image was stamped in
full ink using my memento ink pad just like for the first image. Next, I’m going
to stamp my script from the Very Versailles stamp set.
Now again I’m using my Memento black ink for this. Now I’ve stamped it off and
then I’m going to stamp on my paper so that’s second ink, third ink, fourth ink, fifth ink and sixth ink, seventh ink and eighth ink. So now I’m just sponging along
the edges with my Memento black. So now this at this stage I have to decide
which direction I’m going to go either to create my original card, which is the
neutral card with the sentiment, “Good Things Are Sure to Happen”
or I’m gonna decide whether it’s a Christmas card. So now if I go the route
that you see in my original card I’m just gonna stamp that foliage from Very
Versailles in my Memento black. What I’m going to show you in the video here
today is my second version which is the Christmas card. So instead of stamping in
the Memento black I’m going to ink it up with Versamark which is a clear sticky
ink and I’m going to do images of the foliage in the top right corner, and then
I’m going to turn my stamp, and do it on the left, again with Versamark, and then
some more of the foliage at the bottom. Now I did use my embossing buddy on
my focal piece to start with, because next I’m going to heat emboss using my
shimmery black embossing powder. So I’m just tapping off the excess and you can
see I did get some specks in places they didn’t belong so I could also grab a
paintbrush a fine tip paint brush and brush away any excess specks if I wanted
to, and I’m just pulling in my heat tool to heat emboss those images. So this
embossing powder is a little bit different from some others. It’s a little
bit harder to see as it changes so you’ll want to have it under a light and
watch it change. You don’t want to overheat it because it can essentially
burn the embossing powder and when that happens it sort of absorbs into
the paper and becomes flat and a matte finish instead of being raised and a
shiny image. So make sure you have a nice good quality light in your workspace
that you can hold your piece under as you heat emboss. So now I’ve heat
embossed my Merry Christmas and punched it out. I’ve used the Timeless Label
punch for punching out my sentiment. So now I’m going to just start putting
together my card. I’ve put adhesive on the back side of my focal piece or my
collage, attached it to a piece of basic black
cardstock. Now I’ve already put adhesive on the
back of my basic black layer and I’m just gonna attach it to my real red
layer and then this real red layer also has adhesive on the backside and I’m
using a basic black card body. So I’m just going to attach that whole piece to
my card body. I’m putting my sentiment piece on with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Now
I’m using my Take Your Pick Tool to place a couple of real red rhinestones
in three different spots on the front of my card. So here are my two cards side by
side. You can see that the foliage is shiny and much darker and more black
than the version on the left. I hope you’ve enjoyed my project today
featuring the Very Versailles, Tasteful Textures and Perfectly Plaid stamp sets.
As a reminder, this is one of my club and free card kit projects for September and
October 2019. Check out the link in the video description below to learn how you can
get free card kits. If you enjoyed this video please make sure to give it a
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more about what I create and offer check out the description below this
video for lots of information and useful resources. Thanks for joining me today
and Happy Crafting!

5 thoughts on “Collage Stamping and 2 Must-Know Techniques – A Club & Free Card Kit Project!

  1. GREAT video, Melissa! LOVE these “quickies” and yet such pretty designs! BOTH are lovely creations and a design that is so versatile! That is one aspect I so appreciate in your videos n’ creations! I don’t have the Very Versailles set so time to go through my stamp sets to find some others that could work with this card! KNOW it will be fun to do that! Thank you so much and HAPPY STAMPIN’ n’ CREATIN’! Have a happy, crafty day! 🙂

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