Today I'm bringing you a card I made this weekend! I wasn't actually planning on making this card so soon (I've got a list of trends I want to cover soon here) but then this weekend, I was in my dorm room, and I was just really in the mood for some crafting
|I 'm really into this collaging look right now!|
I really dug deep into my stash of randomness to pull out some of the stuff I have in here. Some of these elements are created with regular stamps and scrapbooking paper, but I pulled a feather out of my stash that I got from a jewelry making class I took about a year ago. I always planned on turning it into an earring or something, but I'm pretty happy with how this worked out.
The other unusual element here is that sort of kraft-colored strip of paper running underneath the tag. That's actually an unused twist-tie, like the kind you get at grocery stores. A while ago, I stashed that away, thinking it would look really cool.
So today I'm going to talk about Collaging, but check back tomorrow for a explanation for how I created the faux chalkboard look!
This is crazy trending right now. For example Kristina Werner just did a card in her latest post with this sort of look.
|Check this card out at her website.|
Then, to break up the visual monotony of a lot of stripes, you can place individual, smaller elements on top of the strips of paper or ribbon.
I think another really good example of accenting stripes with smaller elements to create a collage is Emily's card that she made for a Spread the Love color scheme challenge.
|Check out Emily's post here.|
Don't forget to keep an eye out for my explanation of the chalkboard effect I did!
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Tombow Adhesive Runner
EK Success CutterBee Scissors
Paper: Colorbök Cool Earth Tones paper (Teal & Dark Gray); Recollections Kraft, Cream & Gray,
Found Objects: Feather, Twist Tie
Stamp Sets: Hero Arts Clear Design: Everyday Sayings, TPC Studio Hot Air Balloon Collage, American Crafts Stamp Collection: Thanks, Recollections stamp set watches and keys
Punches:Single Hole Punch (1/4 inch), Single Hole Punch (1/8 inch), Marvy Uchida 3/4 inch punch, EK Success Small Butterfly Punch
Recollections Faux Pearl Stickers
Inks: VersaMark, Versafine in Onyx Black, Distress Ink in tea dye, and Colorbox Chalk ink in Charcoal and Colorbox Pigment Ink in Frost White
Inksentials Foam Blending Tool & a baby wipe