Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Serendipity collage cards

 While I was digging in my scrap bucket for the strips for these cards I found a baggie of scraps I had been saving to make another serendipity collage similar to the one I used here adding in a few more coordinating scraps that were still sitting on my desk.   I used an 8.5" x 11" piece of scrap paper as my base and glued my coordinating scraps which were torn into small pieces randomly onto the surface using a regular glue stick.  Once it was dry, I stamped the final piece using a flourish background (IO) using red ink.  I cut the sheet into quarters and used two of them to make these cards.
For this card, I cut out a square using Nestabilities and stitched the remaining frame to a rust coloured card front using my sewing machine with rust coloured thread.  I trimmed a watercoloured stamped image of a coffee cup to fit perfectly in the opening and glued it into place.  I added a flag ended colour printed greeting just below using 3D foam tape.

For this card, I used a label punch (SU) to punch a hole in the top portion of my quarter sheet collage, inserted a punched colour printed greeting into the aperture and used tape on the back to keep it in place.  I added a row of coordinating ribbon pieces below it placing another piece of ribbon through the middle of them which I sewed in place thereby securing all of them to my collage.  I sewed the collage to a rust card front and added a layered punchie flower over the ribbon accent using double sided tape.

Really liking these collage for giving my cards an unique artsy look!!