We are all stretched for time these days and I find that a great way to carve out some time to get creative is to tackle a small but satisfying project such as this Just Like the Moon Quote Card Collage.
Fancy joining me? Then here’s what you’re going to need………
I’ve tried to keep the supplies list as small as possible and I encourage you to find things that you already have in the house such as wrapping paper, magazine cuttings, or craft paper.
- A piece of A5 (half A4) card or thick paper for the background
- Glue stick
- Pens for decorating – I like to use gold and white gel pens
- Scraps of paper such as brown paper, wrapping paper, wallpaper. Anything you like the look of
I have also created a printable for the images and text to make things so much easier too.
To grab the printable just enter your details in the link below and check your email.
PLEASE NOTE: The first email you get will ask you to confirm that you want to hear from me, once you okay that one your supplies list & printable will be on it’s way.
If you scroll right down to the bottom of this blog you will find the YouTube real time tutorial video link for you to watch anytime.
Let’s get started!
1. Choose your background paper
Pick any colour or any size. It doesn’t even have to be plain as you can collage the whole thing. My preference is A5 size (half A4) you can use normal printer paper folded in half and glued together for added strength and thickness. Also, if like me your a fan of Amazon, then I’m sure you’ve got some cardboard envelopes in the recycling, these also make great backgrounds for collage.
2. Grab your printable and cut out the shapes
3. Find paper for crafting
I keep hold of everything from wrapping paper to the silver or gold wrappers on posh chocolate bars! It always comes in handy. Also magazine cuttings make great crafting inspiration too!
4. Create the background
Here I am using the vintage astronomy page from the printable and tearing it to create two corners.
5. Start laying out the other items
You will probably want to lay things out a few things before you decide on the final design. Try moving things around using what you have on hand to create your quote collage.
6. Glue everything in place
Once you’re happy with the layout, glue everything into place
This is where you can now add your own flare. Here I’ve copied the stars from the paper I used at the top right of the page and added them to the bottom left. I’ve also added clusters of starts in back ink to the parchment paper surrounding the Moon. And finally, using a gold pen I’ve drawn around the text cutouts to make them stand out a bit more.
And there we are! A creative Moon Quote card all done in around 60 minutes.
How did it feel?
I hope you enjoyed creating this.
YouTube Tutorial Video
If you would like to watch me create the same quote card in real time then check out the YouTube video below.