Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Scrap Collage Cards

Frances Holliday Alford here.  Happy Holidays to all.

I usually make my cards for the holidays and other occasions.
I have a method that I have been using for a few years.  I start with a large piece of paper, some acrylic medium and a large hodge podge of scraps.   I used foil candy wrappers, vintage stickers, wrapping paper and printed tissue paper.

I started by gluing the pieces down, overlapping and with random placement.
I like to put glue (acrylic medium, Modge Podge or other white glue that dries clear) below and above the pieces.  I used some spray ink and some alcohol ink on this one.

After the sheets are completely dry, I cut them into 4"x6" pieces.  It is interesting to see how each one comes out after the random placement on the page.
I add Washi Tape to the edges of most of the cut pieces and then glue them to a 6"x8" card.
I have also made some with paper that is painted and glittered.  I used ink spray by Dylusions and added glitter.  Once again, I cut them into 4"x6" pieces.   I added German paper cuts of Christmas Trees, angels, and other images.  Like the others, these were glued to larger folded cards.

I ordered the Strathmore blank cards from Amazon.    The German paper cuts are available on  Ebay and also at http://www.etsy.com/shop/32NorthSupplies.  The Dylusions Ink Spray is available at
www.interweavestore.com/and also on Amazon.   A great source for glitter is http://www.artglitter.com/.  Washi Tape is found on Ebay and Amazon and is a Japanese masking tape that comes in a large variety of beautiful colors and designs.
When you are all through with this project, your cordless hand vaccuum will be your best friend.


  1. This is fabulous! Just the kind of cards I want to make. Thanks for showing your techinques and including the sources.
    Happy Holidays!

    1. I am glad to hear this Vicki. This is a very fun way to loosen up and make cards that have a spontaneous look. I hope you will show me what you do. Coyotetrap@aol.com

  2. great ideas! I need to try this. {:-Deb

    1. I am glad you like the ideas. Good luck to you.