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


Amanda X

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

  2. Absolutely adore this Amanda, it is stunning x

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

  4. Great card so effective, love that die too

  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!

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

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

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

  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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