Secrets for the Perfect Collage Card: Follow Your Heart with Parisian Beauty

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Don’t you love a good layered collage card idea? The elements from the Parisian Blossoms Suite (which includes the Parisian Beauty and the Forever Blossoms Bundles) create a perfect palette for drawing design pieces. The flourish adds an elegant swirl, and I’ve cut it here from Champagne Foil Sheets to match the champagne foil in the Parisian Blossoms Designer Series Paper.

parisian beauty blossoms eiffel tower collage scalloped lace card idea for stampin up lovenstamps

Want to make your own collage card?

My advice comes in a few steps:

  • Decide on a focal point. All your busy elements should intersect and balance at the focal point. For this card, the elements all cross a point that’s about 1/3 from the left and 1/3 from the top (review your art classes on the Rule of Thirds).
  • Repeat your colors. Champagne is a repeat element on this card, as in the strip on the left, the flourish and the writing on the Parisian Blossoms Designer Series Paper. Basic Gray ink matches the Basic Gray cardstock base.
  • Layer up the elements. If you’ve watched my videos, then you know I’m a huge fan of Stampin’ Dimensionals. Select elements on your card to raise up – but be sure they contribute to the focal point, rather than detracting or distracting from it.
  • Leave the blank space alone. To contrast with a busier focal point, consider leaving some areas blank. A viewer’s eye should be drawn to one spot in the card and leaving blank space helps the eye travel away from unimportant areas to move towards the focal point.

Have you created a collage project lately? Take some cues from my tips above and try one soon! Or place an order and get the supplies you’ll need to recreate this project at home.

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