Card making, rubber stamping techniques and project videos for papercrafters


Hi Everyone! Karen here - I hope you all are up for a Big Challenge this week! 

I was feeling very crafty a couple of weeks ago, and was inspired by a shower curtain, so this is what I came up with.

This is the Challenge:

Collage (From the Frenchcoller, to glue, French pronunciation: ​[kɔ.laːʒ]) is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.

Now for the twist, It has to be a One Layer Collage!

That means Masking off images to give you the layered look! 

If you are new & don't have lots of Gina K Stamps, Use the set you have and create a college. You can use a die or punch or even tear paper and mask off areas to be sponged around then you can stamp in the blank areas. What ever Collage means to you!

Here is the card I made:


This is a Large Card! 5 1/2 x 7 1/2. I knew I wanted a large surface to work on! Yours can be as big or small as you want. My one layer collage is done on water color paper. You can use what ever you want. I stamped the 3 frame images and used my water color pencils to add color to my background. I wanted it soft. I also made a mask of the frame x 3. Then I started layering images. 

Here are the stamp sets I used!

Keep Calm - Lots of Washi by: Beth Silaika
Poster Board Sentiments by: Rebecca Oehlers
Follow Your Dreams - Dogwood & Butterfly by: Theresa Momber
Elegant Flourishes by: Carolyn King
Love You - Birthday Blessings - Frame & Filler - Springtime Silhouettes by:Gina K Designs
A Beautiful Life - Fabulous Frame Fillers - Stately Flowers 9 by: Melanie Muenchinger

13 sets in all.  I was feeling a bit crafty!  LOL 

Ok. Have fun and Create! 

I can't wait to see all the wonderful collages in the gallery!


Remember to tag your creations with STV15MON11 so we can see what you have made! 

To see all wonderful cards in the Gallery

Be sure your creation is uploaded to our gallery by: Sunday, March 22, 2015 by 8pm CST.

Now for the small print:

Have fun!!!!  :)

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Awesome challenge Karen and love your card! You have my wheels spinning now.....

This card is AMAZING.  I actually took about 10 minutes just checking it out. Your shading is perfection and really takes a few views to see that it is one layer.  Very inspiring challenge

What a fun and intriguing challenge.  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Thank You Ladies! I love to get those creative wheels spinning… Can't wait to see what you all create!  :)

Fabulous card, love all the stamped words and images.....this will be interesting!  ;)

Such depth and beauty. Every addition is a complement to the last one. Bees are the bomb.

Oh Karen, I love your card!  It's fantastic..... and a great challenge :)

This is such a fabulous card, Karen! There is so much to see, it just pulls you in! I keep looking and finding new things, then all of a sudden I realize there is bling, ribbon, but just one layer. I love it!

Very nice!

EGAD Karen - this IS a challenge. What fun, I think I'll haul out every stamp set I!! Oh, and I LOVE your card!!!

I really love your card so much. And, even though I tried to make a fairly nice looking one I think I failed miserably as I found this so hard for some reason. Maybe it is lack of creativity on my part and perhaps my muse has gone on vacation. None the less here is my One Layer Collage for you to view.

I don't think you realize how incredible this is Karen! I'm super busy this week and won't have time to play...however I wanted to tell you how talented you are!!

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