Saturday, June 6, 2015

ABC Blog Hop- L

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter L. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their L element will be featured in their post.

If you came from Linda then you're on the right track!

For my L technique, I wanted to use a Layered Collage Stamping background for a card. I have usually seen these done with travel themed stamps in sepia tones, but thought I would change things up a bit and use shades of blue.

I started off by cutting a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of cardstock.

I then started random stamping some flowers, using tone-on-tone stamping, until I was happy with the placement of the flowers.

Taking a darker colour (Lagoon) I then stamped some border patterns across the cardstock.

The next step was to add these birds using a pigment ink, which I then covered with clear embossing powder.

This photo shows the embossed birds, which add an extra layer to the collage.

I filled in the gaps with a darker blue decorative stamp.

Sponging the edges in the darkest colour makes the stamped background look slightly more worn and vintage.

I kept the sentiment small so that all the different stamps would be the star of the card. I also sponged around the sentiment to keep with the collage/vintage theme.

Here is the finished card, with the collage mounted on a white card base.

I am really pleased with how this turned out, and can't wait to try this with other stamp and colour combinations.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Catherine of CatScrapbooking.

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!

CTMH supplies used:
Cardstock: Glacier, White Daisy
Embellishments: Clear Embossing Powder
Ink: Crystal Blue, Indian Corn Blue Pigment, Lagoon, Twilight

Stamp sets: Angel FriendsHappy Birds, Love Clusters, Wild Wonders


  1. Love Love Love it! Thanks for the tutorial.

  2. I love the birds. Love to try new techniques. Can't wait to give this a try.

  3. Neat technique! What a great idea to use embossing with all the colors of stamping.

  4. Fun technique! Love the creative L!

  5. Awesome idea Lauren! Random Stamping usually makes me sick to my stomach because I am so anal. Everything in my life has to have balance. I love the idea of the monochromatic with a touch of color off set with the embossing shine!! Thank you for pushing me closer to a comfort zone in random stammping with this card!

  6. I LOVE your technique and easy-peasy tutorial! Beautiful card! TFS! :)


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