Hello, and welcome to the Maui Trip Achievers Blog Hop! For today’s hop, I have a stamped collage card using the Quiet Meadow stamp set that is coming out in just over two weeks! Don’t you love a new annual catalog!?
When I first saw the Quiet Meadow stamp set in the new annual catalog, I immediately thought of a vintage collage card. I used Early Espresso and Crumb Cake cardstock along with Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, and Craft White ink pads; all neutrals with a hint of color using Stampin’ Blends and Water Painters. I hope you like it.
- Early Espresso Cardstock (CS) 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored and folded at 4 1/4″.
- Crumb Cake CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside), 3″ x 1″ scrap to stamp and die-cut, random scrap to stamp one flower.
Details of the Quiet Meadow Collage
I started by stamping the words-stamp randomly on the card front with Crumb Cake ink. Next, using Soft Suede ink, I stamped the tall-stemmed flower. Continuing, I stamped the two large flowers in the lower right (one going off the CS) and one on a scrap of Crumb Cake CS with Early Espresso ink.
[“True Confession”-At first, I had only stamped the two large flowers in the lower right area but, when I was finished, it was “off,” so I added the other flower at the top with mini glue dots for balance.] Then, I really liked the look of one being semi-dimensional.
I colored the stems, flowers, and leaves with a Dark Daffodil Delight and a Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Marker. Next, I squeezed some White Craft ink onto the lid of my stamp pad and, using a Water Painter, added the white coloring to the large flowers. I was careful that my brush was not too wet, so I would not smear the Early Espresso ink.
While everything was drying, I stamped the Love and several tiny flowers with Early Espresso ink. Finally, I stamped the water spots with Early Espresso ink and shaded the borders with a Blending Brush using Crumb Cake ink. Some areas on the card front had no stamping and looked barren, so I blended some Crumb Cake ink in those areas too.
After securing a piece of Scalloped Lace Trim to the bottom of the panel, I glued it to the card base. Then, I added the die-cut sentiment with dimensionals and the extra flower with mini glue dots.
The thing about collage stamping is that there is no right or wrong. No two cards are going to look exactly alike. Just have fun creating!
A Close-Up Look
You can more closely see the very light coloring on the stems and flowers; also the craft white ink on the larger flowers in this photo. Using Early Espresso ink, I stamped the sentiment, then added the water droplets with Crumb Cake ink. I brushed around the edges of the All Dressed Up label die-cut sentiment piece with Crumb Cake ink.
I stamped the flowers with Crumb Cake ink and the sentiment in Early Espresso. I hope you are inspired to get the Quiet Meadow set (155082) when it becomes available on May 4th. Furthermore, I hope you will give collage stamping a try! Now, be sure to click on the next name to hop to the next demonstrator for more inspiration.
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