Artist’s Trading Card – Earth Laughs

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  • Stamps – Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz Collection “Mini Bouquet”
  • Dies – Sizzix Framelets “Flower Garden & Mini Bouquet”
  • Embossing folder – Sizzix 3-D Textured Impressions “Leaves”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling
  • Zig Clean Color markers
  • Ranger Distress Inks

I created these Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) to swap with some online friends. Our theme was Nature’s Beauty. I started by stamping the flower images on watercolor paper and then coloring them with Zig Clean Color markers and a water brush. I used the matching dies to cut out the watercolored flowers. After I cut the cardstock into trading card size (2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″), I ran them through my Cuttlebug with the embossing folder to achieve the leaf background. I then adhered the die-cut flowers to the cards. I printed out the Emerson quote and applied Distress inks, cut out the quotes and adhered them to the cards. Thanks for visiting.


Mosaic Butterflies

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  • Stamps –
    • Indigo Blu Limor Webber Designs – “Limor Circles”
    • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection – “Papillon”
  • Strathmore Bristol paper
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks
  • White embossing powder
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons
  • Derwent Inktense pencil
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Crazing
  • Cardstock

I was inspired to make this from a project in the October 2016 issue of Craft Stamper magazine, and adapted the technique to fit the supplies I had. First I created a mosaic background first, by cutting up different sized “tiles” from bristol paper, fitting them together and adhering them onto a piece of heavy cardstock. I then applied Distress Inks to the background with a foam applicator before stamping the butterfly image. I spattered some water to give it some additional visual interest. I then stamped and heat embossed the circles, using white embossing powder for some nice contrast. I added the tissue tape and accents with the Inktense pencil and Distress Crayon. Finally, I added a thick coating of Crazing collage medium around the edges to give it a nice crackle, let it dry and attached it to a folded navy card. I will enter this in the Anything Goes November Challenge at Craft Stamper, taking the theme and making it my own! Thanks for stopping by.

 


Lawn Fawn Get Well

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  • Stamps –
    • Lawn Fawn “Jump for Joy” set and “Wheelie Like You”
    • Avery Elle “Petals and Stems” (sentiment)
  • Patterned papers –
    • Bella Blvd “Hello Autumn”
    • Pebbles “Woodland Forest”
  • Woodgrain tape – American Crafts
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I created this card for my son to give his good friend who was just diagnosed with Leukemia. They’ve been friends since kindergarten–and now they are high school seniors. I colored the critters with Copics and then fussy cut them. I didn’t want any white around the edges that the dies would leave (and I don’t have dies for all of the creatures anyway!). I edged all of the critters and leaves with black. I arranged the animals and added some sequins to jazz things up a bit. I stamped the sentiment on the woodgrain tape and cut a “tail” for a flag.

Entry in:

Critters and Creatures Linky Party 8

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Autumn

Thanks for visiting today.

 


Fright Night

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  • Die cuts – K & Co. Rob and Bob “Halloween Words and Icons”
  • Embossing folder – We R Memory Keepers “Gemstones”
  • Patterned paper – Pebbles “Trick or Treat”
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Seedless Preserves
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist – Biscotti
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

This is another card I created with the Halloween die-cuts that I’ve had for a number of years. The background is dry embossed with distress ink applied to the “hills” of the texture. This adds a subtle purple outline of the pattern on the grey cardstock. I sprayed it all with Perfect Pearls mist to give it a nice sheen. Thanks for visiting.


Happy Halloween!

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  • Die cuts – K&Co. – Rob & Bob Halloween Words and Icons
  • Patterned paper – Graphic 45 – “Twas the Night Before Christmas” collection
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Distress Ink – Black soot

This is a super simple card featuring some die cuts that I’ve had in my stash for a long time. I think more cards using these will be coming! My creative mojo has escaped me, so I’m keeping it simple. I inked the edges with black Distress Ink and scattered a few sequins to dress it up a bit. I thought it was kind of funny that i used some paper from a Christmas collection for the background on a Halloween card! Thanks for stopping by!

 


Halloween Mouse

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  • Stamps – Penny Black “Halloween Critters”
  • Patterned Paper – MME “Happy Haunting”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fleur de Lis Rectangles”
  • Ribbon – Michaels
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers
  • Glossy Accents

I made this Halloween card for a swap with an online card group I belong to. I colored the image with Copics and cut it out, placing it on top of the same image that was stamped on the pale blue cardstock. I added a layer of Glossy Accents to the yellow moon for some shine. A pretty simple card with a cute little mouse. Thanks for stopping by.

 


Grateful Woodland Animals

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  • Patterned paper – Pebbles “Woodland Forest” (both sides)
  • Stamp – Hero Arts
  • Cardstock –
  • Distress inks – Ranger “Carved Pumpkin” and “Walnut Stain”
  • Circle punch – 1-1/2″

This paper is so cute–full of different animals. So I punched each of them out with a circle punch and edged them with Distress Ink. The flip-side of the animal paper had a pleasing pattern so that served as the background for the animal portraits. I also was able to stamp the sentiment on the paper. Thanks for stopping by.