Monday, June 1, 2015

Artists Trading Cards

These ATC is for I Love Rubber Stamps yahoo group swap. The requirements for this swap was Blue, Ribbon and Pearls. I used the Magnolia Tilda Stamping from Adopt A Stamp Collection 2012, Love Heart from the Love 2009 and a miscellaneous Love stamp that I have had for to long to remember where it came from.
The distressed inks I used were faded jeans and Brocken China and then crumpling up card stock and sprayed it with water and dried it out with the heat gun. I then stamped the Love magnolia background stamp on it with versa mark and embossed it with clear powers. I also used stamping up chocolate chip on the bottom half of my ATC. Then I distressed it some more and I added Pear Ex Pigments just to try them out witch I liked  worked a lot like the perfect pearls.
For the ribbon banner I used station that was about about 2" wide so I folded it in half and used a lighter to seal it on the edges and I did this all the way around the ribbon. Then I folded it to the shape I wanted and used the lighter to mold the shape and get it to stay in the shape I wanted. This was supper hard and I was totally unsure if it was going to work. Once it was shaped I stamped it with the stamping up Chocolate chip. I used some lace I got at Hobby Lobby and the pearl flower stickers I found at Walmart that I absolutely LOVE.
Markers: copics: R20, V01, V04, E000, E13, E15, E51, E21, W1 and Prisma Color Pink
For the birds ATC I used paper from Kirby Teesdale Studio pack that were scraps from my other project. I used the stamp Bird Swing from Sylvia Zet collection at Whimsy Stamps. I used all Prisma Colors: Light Cerulean Blue, Cerulean Blue, Ture Green Apple Green, tulip Yellow, Dienna Brown, and Cool Gray 30% I used the same pearl like flowers and some misc ribbon from my stash.

I know these are not the usual ATC you see but I don't do many ATC and these were my first so I think they turned out pretty cute. Anyways, thanks for stopping by my blog and visiting please leave a comment, love to hear what you think.