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…….)http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php
My user name is Mcschmidty (just like on SCS).
Have a great day!