Friday, August 23, 2013

Welcome back SAMANTHA! {Guest Designer}

Today we're welcoming back August Guest designer SAMANTHA KAMINSKI.

She has brought us a beautiful ATC

Design Project Two –Artist Trading Card
ATC Theme:Fairy
Title: Sparkle Always
Quote: Don't let anyone ever dull your SPARKLE!

Products Used:
o   White Card Stock x2
o   Bo Bunny Paper Back to Basics – Country Garden x2
o   Distress Ink Pads – Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries
o   Water Brush
o   Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad 
o   Crafter's Workshop Stencil
o   Glue and Double Sided Tape
o   Stickles - Diamond
o   Distressing Tool
o   Scissors 

Here's a tutorial on creating this beautiful bit from Samantha:

First cut your card stock to an Artist Trading Card size (3.5x2.5”). I used my Silhouette Cameo which I created a template, for both the ATC and a card slightly smaller than the ATC.

I like my ATC nice and strong so I will generally always glue patterned paper to card stock to make it stronger. Using Distress Inks  (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick) and TCW Stencil I created a subtle flower background on the ATC.

 Next I stamped VLVS Fairy image with Memento Black on the card (slightly smaller than the ATC). 

 I used TCW Stencil and Distress Inks again to create the same flower background around the stamped fairy. 

I then added some colour (Festive berries ink using a water brush) to the fairies dress.

 I let it dry before I added glitter to the wings and dress.
Using my distress tool I distressed the edges of the paper and cut some slits on the side. I then adhered this to the ATC.

 The quote was printed on white card stock from my computer and distressed inked using the same colour scheme. I also added glitter around the edges.

Then to finish it off - More Glitter, just around the edges of the ATC.


herminesplace said...

Beautiful ATC!

Sandra Strait said...
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Sandra Strait said...

Fabulous layout and colors!

sharon g said...

Does your company ever go to rubber stamp shows? I'd like to buy the Mr. Zip stamp, but would like to buy it in person if I can....sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

kattera22 said...

Great ATC! Very fun!

Julie Steed said...

Fun ATC and a perfect sentiment with your image.

clare said...

love the sentiment and gorgeous image. x

Linda Knox said...

I love the saying on the ATC. Nice job.