Sunday, June 6, 2010

Artist Trading Cards

I have been playing a bit in the past week making Artist Trading Cards- ATC’s for short.  They are little samples of techniques and not necessarily meant to be ‘mini cards’.  They measure 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 and fit into baseball card sleeves.
The first cards I made were for a swap using a ‘technique’ from RubberStampChat.
On the left is step one- I took my Ranger Stamp pads and stamped directly onto the craft mat (Green, Blue and Gold/Yellow)
Spritzed with water
Laid the cardstock over the ink puddle to pick up the color.
Let it dry
One spritz of bleach from a mini mister- I sprayed it into the air and held the card and the bleach did it’s work.  Not what I expected at all…..the card turned a shade of Pink……..some more pink than others- that is why I put two in the photo…..
Stamp-Stampers Anonymous (all one stamp).
ATC number Two:
and here- with a postage stamp applied:

I made this for the Fun with ATC’s Tuesday challenge- I used the Glimmer Mist Watercolor technique by Technique Junkies.  I used soft pink and yellow. The stamp is Unknown  (please let me know if you know who makes this stamp).
The theme is a ‘stamp’, so this has a postmark on it, so it qualifies for the challenge.
Lastly, I joined an ATC group that meets one a month in my area- Yeah!  There are no local stamping stores, so I am thrilled.  They are more artsy than I am- I am more of a rubber stamper/Technique Junkie- I am thrilled to share and learn and grow!  Yesterday, we made folded ATC’s ….something new and used napkins on our folded ATC’s- never done that before either…..  I do not really collage pictures onto a background, or apply old book pages or emphera to pages either- so I am excited to try all of these new things! We had a swap with a theme: Romance.

I made this with Distress Inks Tattered Rose, Scattered Straw and Antique Linen- technique is Antique Wallpaper- I love this IRL- such a neat effect!  I used Firecracker Designs by Pamela-Parisian Romance Stamps. Coloring was simple- E000 and E00. (I made the skin tones just a touch different) I used the Copic Spica pen for the bracelet…I would have added pearls on the bracelet, but I had to make 12 of these….
Here is a great ATC site that I learned about yesterday (I need one more thing to do, don’t I…….)
My user name is Mcschmidty (just like on SCS).
Have a great day!


jimlynn said...

These are neat Shelly! Also, glad you found a group to do this with. I know it'll make it alot of fun.

cbee said...

Your ATCs are great!!
Thank you very much for taking part in our challenge at Fun with ATCs!!
Hugs, Caro

Joanne Gilch said...

Fabulous ideas. You are fortunate to have such a group in your area. I especially like the 2Cent stamp in the middle of your stamp. Can't help ya with the designer of the stamp, though, sorry.

Cheryl said...

These are all very cool! I love stopping by to see the techniques you use.

Carrie said...

These turned out really nice Shelly. Love all the techniques you do.

Kathy said...

Sounds like a fun group! I love the first ones with the fancy technique, very pretty. I love the holding hands image on the lover card, fabulous ATC swap card.

Anonymous said...

I like the way you did that ATC for the Challenge at Fun with ATCs

thanks for taking part!


Vicki said...

Hi Shelly...I have not done ATCs but you have inspired me to give them a try! These are really neat...I love what you have done with them.


Rhonda said...

You always make the most wonderful ATC's and these are no exception!

Patty Gorka said...

Shelly your ATC's are awesome. I have made some technique ATC in the past and I keep them in a nice small three ring binder. I find myself looking through my book quite often looking for some new ideas.

PS- thanks so much for helping me :)

Unknown said...

I really like doing ATC's now too. They store so easily in those baseball card holders... Your post was a really nice one that I will come back and study again. Thank you, Shelly.

Anne said...

Very very nice backgrounds! Lovely ATCs