Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Making A Friendship Card Using Collage Technique

I received some beautiful die-cut tulips from a swapper recently. I wanted to use them as my card embellishment, but I found it difficult to match it with my patterned paper collection.

I wanted to use a black card stock with the tulip. To make it work, I used some old French dictionary pages that I have torn in random shapes and glued piece by piece on the black card stock.

This technique is called collage. It is derived from a French word, coller, which means 'to glue'. I love collaging and have been using the technique many times before. I love it because of its simplicity and how easy it is to achieve the desired result using this technique.

The theme here is vintage, so the old French dictionary pages give the sort of mysterious, 18th century feel to it. I glued a brown satin ribbon onto the card and stuck a heart-shaped metal charm to the ribbon, so it dangles there. Then, I glued another metal charm that says, 'friendship'.

It was my first time using a metal charm in my project. I've seen other people use metal charms in their card-making, scrap booking or even in decorating matchboxes. I think it gives dimension and depth to any kind of crafts.

I made this card for a friend. I hope she'll like it, since she loves tulip very much. Let me know what you think!

18 comments:

  1. It's beautiful and I love that you used the old French text!

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  2. Hi swap-bot partner! I'll definitely have to come back here when I need craft inspiration! Thank you so much!

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  3. elizabeth: Thank you so much! :)

    cassandra: Thanks! I'm glad you think so. :)

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  4. deanna: Thank you! I hope you added my blog to your blogroll. ;)

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  5. hey, there! i am from blog love and i am loving your blog. finding real inspiration! thanks!

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  6. screaming silently: Hi! I wish you'd tell me your swapbot username. :) Thanks for loving my blog.

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  7. I am just dropping by to send you some blog love! I used to make cards all the time but then knitting took over my life. Seeing your blog made me wish I still had all my stamps and supplies.

    Great blog!

    KellyGirlKnits on swapbot

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  8. corwink: Thank you so much! I wish I know how to knit or crochet and have the patience for them! I envy people who knows how! Thanks for the blog love. :)

    milkberry: Thanks! :)

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  9. This is a really nice idea. I love collage art.

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  10. Nice work. Syabas yerr..

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  11. Hi dear! Wah wah so fast u got the CC, thought u said in 2 weeks...anyway congrats, don't overspend he he...the first thing I purchased with my first CC was a pair of Esprit shades, you? ;)

    Have fun this weekend Deb! :)

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  12. Hi Marzie! Almost 2 weeks waiting for the cc what. I think the first thing we're gonna buy is groceries. Hehehe.. I want to start earning soon! Can't wait!!

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  13. Oh, I'm sure she'll love it...how could she not? It's beautiful!

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  14. craft junkie: Thanks for dropping by! You think she'll like it? Yay!!

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