Create a Collage Style Mother’s Day Card

by Steph Ackerman

Create a Collage Style Mother's Day Card

I love background stamps and find the collage style stamps provide amazing opportunities to create with. I have also found that collage style stamps can be tricky to color. For this Mother’s Day card, I used the VersaMagic DewDrops to color in detailed ways on the stamp. The inkpad’s top wedge makes it a perfect tool for this technique.

Skill: Intermediate
Time:  1.5 hours


Step 1

Ink the entire stamp with VersaMagic in Thatched Straw. Ink over the roses with VersaMagic in Purple Hydrangea and Aegean Blue. Ink over the leaf sprays with VersaMagic in Spanish Olive.

Step 2

Place the inked stamp on white cardstock and press evenly.

Step 3

Pour Imagine Embossing Powder in Clear over the entire image and heat set.

Step 4

Cut the panel to size and ink the edges with VersaMagic in Niagara Mist.

Step 5

Stamp sentiment on white cardstock using VersaMagic in Midnight Black and emboss with Imagine’s Embossing Powder in Clear.

Step 6

Mat stamped panel with green cardstock. Adhere to a purple card with foam adhesives. Die cut the sentiment using a circle die. Die cut a larger circle from purple cardstock. Place the sentiment on the card, cutting off the right edge.

Step 7

Repeat steps 1 – 5, cutting the panel into a tag shape. Mat with green cardstock cutting it into a tag shape.

Step 8

Die cut sentiment using a circle die. Die cut a larger circle from purple cardstock. Place the sentiment on the tag, cutting off the right edge. Punch a hole in the tag and add ribbon.


  • Cardstock – white, green, purple
  • JustRIte Stampers – Background Stamp
  • Joy Clair – “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment stamp
  • Spellbinders – Circle dies
  • May Arts ribbon

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