Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Artist Trading Cards

Do you make Artist Trading Cards (ATCs)? I haven't made a lot of them, but they are a fun little canvas to play on! I like them for a few reasons: the small canvas is a fun size to work with, they can provide a *nudge* when card-making ideas seem to be lacking, and I find them ideal for using both backgrounds and images that are left over from card making. Seeking some inspiration today, I went to the current Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge, where the theme is "hello". I pulled out my bins of stash and made two: 

For the first one I used a leftover ink-smooshed watercolour panel: 

The morning glory was also previously stamped, and the leaves were leftover die cuts. So really, all I had to do was cut the ATC, then add the embossed sentiment and place the flower and leaves.
My second one was just as easy:

The background panel (purple, although it's looking a bit black in the photo) is a leftover from experimenting with my distress oxides when I first got them. The butterfly is die cut from a panel where I was trying out a technique with spray mists. Another quick to assemble ATC! I'm adding this one to the current STAMPlorations Things with Wings linky party.  

Supplies: (hello there) Neenah white & Stampin' Up old olive cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, Altenew Build a Flower: Morning Glory stamps & die & Hero Arts/Basic Grey Hello stamps, Versafine onyx black & assorted Altenew & distress inks, CUTplorations ATC tag builder & PTI leaf die; (hello) Neenah white & (?) purple cardstock, Altenew Label Love stamp, Versamark &assorted distress oxide inks, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Memory Box texture scraped paint stencil, MFT butterfly & CUTplorations ATC tag builder dies, assorted spray mists

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Barbara Godden said...

Both are super sweet, great use of left-overs too. I love an ATC challenge.

Dotty Jo said...

Such sweet little ATCs - love them both, Jo x

Lisa Arana said...

These are so darling. I haven't made many ATCs either but I love the little mini canvas too. So fun.

LeslieT said...

Thanks for sharing your awesome ATC with us in the Happy Little Stampers May "Hello" ATC challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
Leslie, HLS ATC Team
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