When my great niece was born 2 years ago I was into quilting and I created this quilt for her. Now that I am into scrapbooking and creating with paper I made her a Name Collage for her room. I matched the colors of the quilt and picked up some of the elements from the quilt like the butterfly.
Here is the quilt that I made:
And here is the collage (it is not in the shadowbox frame):
Thought I would share how I create the collages. They make a wonderful shower gift! Let everyone else buy from the registry and you can share your creativity with one of these!
STEP 1 - I roughly layout the collage in Illustrator or you can use any drawing program or sketch it out on paper.
STEP 2 - For text create outlines and take elements into a 12x12 (or 6x12) Illustrator page. Cut elements out of chip board 2 times. (I use cereal boxes).
STEP 3 - Cut same elements of patterned paper. (remember to take off 2 times cut)
STEP 4 - The shadowbox frame has velcro on it - I flip it over and use the other flat side.
STEP 5 - Add the background papers.
TIP: Use the cutouts from elements as masks - place them down and ink inside them for a subtle shadow on your paper.
STEP 6 - Adhere letters to the chipboard and ink the edges.
STEP 7 - Attach foam squares to bump letters up. I tried foam core on this project and it worked perfect - bought a huge sheet. You'll want the letters at different levels.
STEP 8 - Add other elements. For example I add a frame on the right side to insert a photo of the child.
STEP 9 - Embellish it! I used Creative Charms gradient jewels all over this to add some sparkle.
So give it a try and your gift will be the hit of the baby shower!
If you'd like a SVG of the butterfly that I created to match the quilt click DOWNLOAD.