This card was an inspiration from Kelly Rasmussen’s card “Warm Thoughts”. To see her card and the directions, please click here. I also entered this card in the Hero Arts Flickr Group challenge january2011B. I like the Musical Collage stamp (S5501), but I don’t own it, and I wanted to make a card similar to Kelly’s card. I went to Hero Arts to find the stamp so that I could get a clear image of what the stamp looks like and I based my card on the actual stamp and Kelly’s card. I have other stamps that are good images for a collage card and I used the following stamps to make my card: Two Birds CG152, Musical Background CG222, Old Letter Writing S4878, Graph Background S5435, Birds and Branches CL219, Take Good Care Greeting LL206 (from the 2007 Catalog).
The first thing that I did was distress the paper with Antique Linen. Then I stamped the branch in Walnut Stain distress ink and then I made a mask for it. Then I stamped the bird in Stormy Sky distress ink. I made a mask for the bird and placed the make on the bird and then masked the branch. Then I masked the center of the card and stamped the music background so that I had part of the image at the top and bottom. Then I masked off the top, bottom and left side of card and stamped the Old Letter Writing image. The last portion that was stamped was the Graph Background image. I kept the mask on the bird and branch and distressed the background with Spun Sugar distress ink. I matted the main image and roughed up the edges of the matt and then used Walnut stain distress ink along the edges. The card base was stamped with Stormy Sky distress ink and I rounded the corners.
This was a fun card to create and I lost all track of time while I was working. It was very satisfying to make something that did not hinder my creativity. Everything fell into place and I was able to find the stamps that would work for what I had in mind.
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