Friday, June 26, 2020

Boys just want to have fun!

Hello everyone,

I have a set of Artist Trading Cards to share with you. My inital plan was to create an art journal page, but when I finished the background I found that it was not really looking good for me. But I didn't want to throw it away, so I just cut it to pieces and it worked well then.

These ATCs were quite simple to make. I started building my background on a larger sheet of paper with the two bull's eye stamps and three different colored embossing powders. I heat embossed one color after the other. Then I added a layer of Distress Oxide sprays and also some Dylusions spray. You can't see much of the Oxides at the end, but it left a nice visual texture. This was the point where I decided to cut it apart. The pieces are slightly smaller than ATC size, just because I like to add some backing to them.

I picked some paper dolls as focal images, one for each ATC, and then created a little cluster for each of them. I stamped the row on numbers on tome old book paper and attached the strips and some thread to the cards with some staples. Next, I added a cut out Writing Chevron to each of the card.

The three quotes that I chose are stamped on the same paper that I used for the back. This helps to make everything appear more consistent.

So, here are some more photos:

Other material:
- Canson watercolor paper
- blue cardstock
- Lindy's Gang Embossing Powders (midnight teal, sassy sapphire, morning glory azure)
- Distress Oxide sprays (black soot, dried marigold, antique linen)
- Dylusions ink spray (after midnight)
- old book paper
- thread
- stapler
- Tim Holtz paper dolls

Keep on stamping!


Julie S said...

LOVE your ATCs!!!

Natalie said...

thank you :)