Stamping 101: How to Create Collage Layering Cards with Bubble Over

To create a collage layered look, I like to pick 3-5 papers in coordinating (yet contrasting) colors and patterns. Usually I also pick a shape theme – either banners or rectangular shapes as opposed to a circle or oval pattern.  On this card I’ve featured the fun Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (available as a FREE Sale-A-Bration selection).

Instead of sticking with strictly angles or curves though, I’ve gone with a mix – angles for the bottom layers with circle accents on top. This combination is perfect for the Bubble Over stamp set, since the coordinating Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies set includes a variety of fun circle die cut elements.

Wondering where the inverted die cut heart comes from (see it in Calypso Coral at the top left?)? This is actually a brilliant idea from one of the Stampin’ Up! concept artist cards – from which this design was taken. Instead of cutting out the small Whisper White heart and throwing away the scrap, I die cut the heart and then used the 3/4″ Circle Punch to punch a circle around the die cut shape – creating the heart-shaped ‘washer’ at the top left. 

To color the punched piece Calypso Coral, I inked the larger bottle stamp and stamped it over the full punched element to finish the coordinating element.

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This month I’m featuring the Bubble Over soda bottle stamp set and coordinating products for my Stamps in the Mail Club projects.  Haven’t ordered your kit yet?  Don’t wait too long, or they’ll be gone!

There’s still time to order your own Stamps in the Mail Club Kit.  You’ll make this card plus three more projects from the January Bubble Over series.  Learn more about Stamps in the Mail Club and making these projects yourself.

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2 thoughts on “Stamping 101: How to Create Collage Layering Cards with Bubble Over”

  1. Hi Meg,

    I think that this project really shows us crafters how to ‘think out of the box’ with smaller pieces of DSP rather than just using it for a background or layer. :O)

    • LOL – That’s what we need right? One more reason to save all those tiny scraps?? They’re definitely good for something though!! Sounds like a challenge 😉 Happy Stamping! – Meg

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