Collage Card

Collage Card

Hello, everyone!! Today I am sharing with you what I call a collage card. It's no secret that I like to scrapbook and lately I feel as if my passion for scrapbooking is merging with my love of card making. I'm getting some great results. 

If you've been following me on Instagram I've really been jumping in to the Coastal Village collection. It's full of French and Italian sentiments, cute stencils and matching washi and stamps. What more could you want?

 Pattern paper on top of the blue scrap cardstock

Pattern paper on top of the blue scrap cardstock

To make this card I used some scrap from an old project as the blue base, cut to 4 1/4" square. It's a watercolor card stock paper pad but I'm using such a small portion that you would never be able to see the watercolor texture. On top of that I am using a paper from the 6" x 6" Coastal Village Double sided paper pad cut down to 4" square. The beautiful picture of the Tomb of Napoleon is from the Paper House Productions paper pad "Discover the World".

I still had some of that watercolor card stock scrap so using my stitched rectangle dies I die cut as many sizes as I could and experimented until I got the look I liked. I used a bigger rectangle and placed it partially under the picture to its left and used a smaller rectangle on top of the picture near the bottom. Something still felt a little off so I used some washi that had the same pattern but was different color with gold foiling. 

Rectangle dies and washi

The 'Joie de Vivre' sentiment came from the Sentiments Stamp and Die set. I almost forgot to use my embossing buddy but remembered at the last minute. Make sure you remember that so that you don't get stray embossing bits on your paper. All that's left now is to glue that down to your patterned paper and you are done. 

I hope this tutorial helped you make this card or inspired you to do something unique. The material list is below if you saw something you liked and want to get. 

Joy of Life card

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