I love the fairy images in the November Kit of the Month stamp set from Unity. She is so pretty. I knew I wanted her to be the centerpiece of a collage sample for the video tutorial of that technique.

I started with a 2 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. The background Giving it all Meaning was stamped over the cardstock with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Next the lace border from the November Scrapbooking Kit of the month was stamped with Frayed Burlap Distress ink. On the bottom right a branch from Artist in you was stamped in the same color. On the top right the wand with fairy dust was stamped in Frayed Burlap as well.


The fairy was stamped in Black Soot Distress ink. Because Distress ink stays wet longer, I was able to emboss it with clear embossing powder. I added a bit of color (Shabby Shutter, Worn Lipstick) with a sponge dauber. The edges of the layer were distressed and sponged first with Antique Linen, then with a hint of Vintage Photo Distress ink.  It was stitched to a slightly bigger layer of Vanilla cardstock before it was adhered to a black scallop cardstock rectangle, cut with Rectangle Nestabilities. Stardust stickles in the center of the flowers and the wings of the fairy finished off the center image.

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock folded in half. A distressed 3 15/16″ x 5 5/16″ piece of basic black cardstock was next. A 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ piece of My Mind’s Eye patterned paper was embossed with a Victoria Cuttlebug embossing folder, sanded and stitched to a 1/4″ bigger piece of Vanilla cardstock. Celery Silk Ribbon was tied around those layers before they were attached to the card base with dimensionals.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

19 Responses to “Video tutorial – Collage Stamping”

  1. hi Beate, LOVELY!! really nice. Just got back home. Waiting for the invoice, so i can get my package soon… Can you make it a Birthday gift for me?? that would be AWESOME!

    thanks. LUV, Karin

  2. How lovely! Neither collage nor fairies are my style at all but this is gorgeous – can just see it as a book illustration

  3. Oh My Beate ~ The last couple of posts here are just gorgeous. Just to let you know, you have inspired me with your sponging…and I have started sponging lots now…these last two tutorials will take me awhile…but I thank you for all…one of these days… Here is wishing you and yours the very best of Holidays!!!

  4. Beate I just love everything you create. You inspire me on a regular basis- the techniques you come up with are brilliant!

    You are a real artist!

  5. oh my goodness!! this is soo amazing!! thanks for sharing, gonna bookmark your blog 🙂

  6. WOW! This is so stunning!

  7. oh, Beate! is there any card you don’t make look stunning? I’m in LOVE with this, seriously! love all the little touches, especially the hint of color behind the fairy and flowers! gorgeous! happy holiday!

  8. Another gorgeous card and wonderful accompanying tutorial. You are the best! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  9. This is soooo gorgeous, Beate!! I just love all of the beautiful images, and your perfect distressed look!! Thank your for the wonderful video as well!!

  10. This looks fantastic! Love the magical feel of the collage!

  11. Another masterpiece. Love the fairy and the mix of patterns and colors is divine! Hugs, M

  12. what a stunning card beate
    have a wonderful weekend
    xoxo BA

  13. great work! I love the colaage you have made

  14. Hi,
    I REALy loved your card. Thanks for the video 🙂

  15. So gorgeous Beate! Fun images and design!

  16. Awesome stamping, Love it!

  17. WOW, beautiful card!!! Love the embossed patterned paper and how rich it looks when combined with the black!

  18. Gigantisch schön liebe Beate.

    Herzliche Grüße und einen schönen 2. Weihachtsfeiertag wünscht Dir Anke

  19. Thank you for sharing your excellent tutorial with us all. I am now inspired to jump up and find something to collage. Haven’t don’t that technique very often but I loved your card. Love your blog too.

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