I used the collage technique to make this card. I knew I wanted to use this technique on a card as soon as I saw this stamp set. It is absolutely perfect for it. If you haven't done this before, you need to choose a stamp set with a few different stamp images of varying sizes. You stamp the different images all over a piece of Whisper White cardstock using coordinating ink colours.
I started with a Smoky Slate card base for this card. I stamped the various images from the stamp set using Smoky Slate, Petal Pink, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight and Basic Gray inks. I matted this cardstock onto a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock and then attached it to my card base. I also stamped the feather image twice using Smoky Slate ink on a piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut them out. I added them to the card front using dimensionals. I felt the card needed a little depth and normally I would have used the flower image but I knew that the recipient of this card was not a fan of flowers. I think the feathers were a good alternate. I used a stamp set that is available only to demonstrators to stamp the sentiment. It is called "Stamping Your Way to the Top". I thought it was perfect for this card as our team is very welcoming. To give the card more texture, I tore the bottom off the sentiment piece and the piece of Smoky Slate cardstock that I used to mat the sentiment piece. I wrapped some Whisper White crinkled seam binding around this piece and tied it into a knot. Then I attached the sentiment piece to the top of the card front using dimensionals.
I know she liked the card as she sent me a reply right away to let me know. That makes my heart happy. I love sending cards to friends and family but to know that they love them is even better.
What I used for today's card:
I hope you have enjoyed today's card. Give the collage technique a try. It could work with so many different stamp sets. Stay healthy and keep creating!