I like to listen to classical music on the radio whilst cutting out the images and I feel as though I am being transported to another place and time. It is possible to buy die cut decoupage now but the fun for me is in the cutting out, getting into all those nooks and crannies with all the dexterity one can muster.
The decoupaged images shown in this post are available from Joanna Sheen. She has a beautiful collection of decoupage prints to buy including those by Kate Greenaway (shown below) and Walter Crane and lovely backing papers including William Morris prints.
It is very difficult to photograph decoupage but hopefully you will be able to make out the layers in the photo above. There are 5 layers in total. I use a dimensional glue so that sticky pads do not show through at the sides.
I got a lot of pleasure from making these cards and have lots more projects in the pipeline including cross-stitch and sewing projects. I predict that November is going to be a very productive month for me.