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Cards Made Fresh: Using Collage in Your Paper-Crafting

Thanks again for joining me in me as we head into day four of Cards Made Fresh Series! I am so excited you're back for more fun cards. This series is designed to help you dust off your tired 2012 paper crafting techniques, and show you fresh ideas for your card-making featuring paper from GCD Studios new 2013 collections. Today, I'll be sharing a  card with you that showcase the lovely collection of Sunkissed. This collection is filled with fun, summery images and a fresh color scheme of blues, peaches and greens

Today's card explores the style of collage in your card making. Collage is the layering and overlapping of images to create a cohesive design and composition. Layering products is a fresh new style in paper crafting. Often seemingly unrelated paper, trims, embellishes and stamps can work together beautifully, by layering them one on top of the other!
|1| Start by embossing your cardstock base with embossing folders. Experiment with collage by trimming patterned paper blocks, punching patterned paper with starburst circle punches, fussy cutting images and trimming patterned paper strips.

|2| Assemble your components by layering them together so that you have a strong focal point. Consider adding texture by incorporating ribbon or twine, like I've done here. I rolled some twine into a circle and then clipped it to the center of the flower.

One of my favorite ways to use collage in my card making is too simply pull patterned paper from different collections, ribbon and alpha stickers along with my favorite punches and experiment with layering one on top of the other until I find a composition I like. What can you use from your stash to create a collaged card?



  1. You are the queen of collage style! You make it look so effortless! Fab card!

  2. What s sweetheart you are! Thank you for such a sweet and dear comment!


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