Monday, April 24, 2017



Another Favorite Background  Technique

Simple Paper Collage


This is one of my favorite background techniques and is simple and fun to do.
I love collage and love working with paper so putting the two together is
a perfect fit and fun project for me.

Here I have created a 4 X 4 card.  I used coordinating paper from a 6 X 6 paper pack 
I had on hand that consisted of predominately pink, blue and green decorative papers.
I started cutting out squares and rectangles of different patterns and arranged
them in a way that looked balanced and interesting to my eye.  Once I had my collage in place, I taped all the pieces together on the back sides then flipped it over and attached it to my
card front.  I punched
a heart out of one of the papers and glued that to the upper right corner.

I then stamped these two cute little birds onto patterned paper with black ink and cut them out.
I attached them atop my collage and dotted the eyes on each bird with crystal effects to give them some dimension.
And voila!  A completed card!

You can find these bird stamps at Lost Coast Designs
under the "Whimsical Birds by Doris Arndt" section.  These are
"Whimsical Flora" and "Whimsical Amelia".
www.lost-coast-designs.com/whimsicalbirds.html

Go forth and create!!


2 comments:

  1. Very cute. Love those birds and the pieced background. Great idea for all the scraps. Hugz

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  2. I love this, great background - I could do this a thousand times over with my supply of unused paper, and the birds look fabulous! xx

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