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Thursday, 9 April 2015

Birdcage Collage with Stampbord (posted by Judith)

Hello everyone, I have a project to show you using one of this month's individual stamps, Birdcage Collage.

I started my project by inking up the stamp, and then placing an ATC sized piece of Stampbord onto the stamp to take a partial print of the image. I stamped the image again onto a piece of white card. I coloured the Stampbord image with pencils, and also the areas of the image on the card that would not be covered by the Stampbord image.

I covered the piece of Stampbord with Versamark and sprinkled it with extra thick clear embossing powder, melting it with my heat gun. I added embossing powder twice more while the embossing powder on the Stampbord was still molten. You need to be very quick to do this! Once the Stampbord had cooled down completely, I attached it to the card image, lining up the two images so that they matched each other.

I created the card background using the wrinkle free Distress technique: adding Distress Ink to my craft mat, and spritzing it with water, before dragging my card through the ink. I dried this layer, and then patted the card onto the mat again to pick up some of the left over ink droplets, and dried the card again. I added a second colour and repeated the process. I used a template and Distress Ink to add a trellis effect to two of the corners of my background, and stamped a small berry stamp taken from the Woodland Dreams stamp set onto the other two corners.

I attached the background to an 8" x 8" card blank and added a sentiment from the Card Sentiments clear stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


  1. This is a lovely card I really like the stamp bord tile you have made.
    Jackie x

  2. It looks amazing! Love the pastel coloursin the BG!

  3. This is beautiful, I love stampbord.

  4. This is so prettyJudith and love the idea of adding stampbord to the topper and the beautiful more muted tones you have used which give a nice soft look. x

  5. Very pretty. Your colouring is awesome and your background is delightful.

  6. That is some lining up of images & so effective, especially with the use of the UTEE. When I first looked I didn't click to the fact that the whole stamped image is composed of both the background stamping & the Stampbord - a super idea. I love the fact that you've echoed both the idea of the berries & the trellis in the stamped collage image with your four corner designs. It's always fascinating to see your varying echoing techniques.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. so beautiful - love this stamp - will have to get mine inked up very soon! Hugs rachel x

  8. Wow so beautiful this card also the stamp. Greetings Janny


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