Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Always Take the Scenic Route by Amanda Southern






Hi Everyone

I’m here this week with quite a quick card as time has been against me, but there are always times when we all just have to put a quick card together. I like nothing more than making projects that combine the stamping of many different stamps but this collage stamp from Collage stamp does it in one!

 

Here’s what I did:-


I’m sure, like me, you all have a stash of backgrounds and mop up pieces so again to add to the speed of this make I rummaged through my bits and found this piece of card that I had used to clean up Distress inks from my craft mat from a previous project. This is one such background. To make your own when you next use Distress inks on your craft mat instead of just cleaning your mat, give it a gentle spray of water and pick up the colour with a piece of watercolour card or mixed media card, mine is mixed media card.

I stamped the collaged image over the top and then trimmed to size.

To add a further bit of detail I added the die cut flower, I cut it out in both black and white and layered it to give it a shadow effect. My sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Sticker Book.

Matted onto black card it was then glued onto a card blank.

 
 

What I used:-


Flower Die from my stash (any would work)
Card Blank 

Until next week

Love

Amanda X

10 comments:

  1. Its so beautiful Amanda, I love to find out all layers you have created here :)....awesome piece

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  2. Absolutely adore this Amanda, it is stunning x

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  3. Another fabby card, love all the interest on this one,very artsy ;)
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  4. Great card so effective, love that die too

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  5. I'm ALWAYS looking for quick and easy idea, and do love this one. Give us more of these, Amanda! I love how beautiful your mop-up sheet turned out, what a delightful accident!

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  6. Fabulous mop up card Amanda love your card I always need quick cards lol.
    MaggieH

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  7. Gorgeous card Amanda and would never have guessed it was one stamp - Carabelle Studio always have such amazing ideas.
    Fliss xx

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  8. What a great stamp for a quick card! Looks fabulous! xxx

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  9. What a fabulous collage stamp - you're right, sometimes it's nice to have a stamp that will do the work for you! Love your grungy look here... great card.
    Alison x

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