Stamp It Sunday – A Christmas Themed Artist Trading Card With Tiddly Inks Stamps

September 21, 2014 — 51 Comments

This week I have been making an Artist Trading Card using stamps from Tiddly Inks that I got free in a copy of Quick Cards Made Easy.

I’m glad that I have managed to get this project completed as I now have a little something to giveaway for my 150th blog post!

Here’s a quick pic of the finished thing. For the envelope I used the cutting file that I blogged about yesterday – if you missed it, you can visit the the previous post for the relevant links.

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To start with I stamped out the little girl onto white Neenah cardstock and laid a base coat of colour using Spectrum Noir pens.

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The colours that I used are as follows.

  • For the Hat, Scarf, Dress, Gloves and Socks I used BT2.
  • For the Skin I used TN1.
  • For the Hair I used EB2.
  • For the Shoes I used BG3.
  • For the Coat I used JG1.

After this I reached for the Spectrum Noir Pencils and set to work adding dimension to the colour.

For the Hat, Scarf, Dress, Gloves and Socks I used 061, 050 & 052.

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For the Skin I used 084, 087 & 107.

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For the Hair I used 096, 099 & 104.

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For the shoes I used 117, 119 & 120.

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With the colouring complete I wanted to add a little detail to the background so I stamped out the design onto a post it note and then used a circle stencil to add some “fluffy” clouds.

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I then cut this out.

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And popped it over the stamped image.

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I then used a shaving brush together with the Mediterranean Blue Gentle Blend to brush some colour above the post it note.

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I felt that the clouds needed some volume so I created a second mask from a post it note and popped this over the original one and brushed more colour over the design.

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Finally I did this a third time. Here you can see all of the hand made masks in place.

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After removing all of the masks I was very pleased with the subtle shading that I had achieved with the Gentle Blend colouring.

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To make this into an Artist Trading Card I trimmed down the design to two inches wide by three inches high and then layered this onto black cardstock (that I had already cut down to 2.25 inches wide by 3.25 inches high).

Finally I layered this onto the Artist Trading Card.

I then created some little “extras” using a couple of the little penguin stamps that were also included on the sheet of freebies. One of them (on the right) was stamped directly onto the card and the other I cut out and applied with Pinflair Glue Gel.

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I created the envelope using yesterday’s cutting file and then created a layer using a thank you stamp and one of the cute penguins and popped this onto the front of the envelope.

I finished it off with some mini gems at the base.

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And there we have it, the completed ATC and envelope.

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Cute eh?

By the way, as it’s my 150th blog post I would like to celebrate by sending this out to one of you. If you would like a chance of getting it, simply pop the phrase “ATC for me please” into the comments section below and I’ll draw one of you at random to win it on Friday.

Right, it’s time to pack up and TIDY UP (sigh).

Thanks for visiting and I hope that you enjoyed this little project.

If you have any questions or comments about this post then please do pop a question in the comments section below.

Take care. See you next time!

J :)

51 responses to Stamp It Sunday – A Christmas Themed Artist Trading Card With Tiddly Inks Stamps

  1. 
    Kathleen Reynolds September 22, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    ATC for me please.x

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  2. 
    Kathleen Reynolds September 22, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    ATC for me please.

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  3. 

    ATC me please! Thanks for your lovely posts!

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  4. 

    ATC for me please.

    Thank you for all your posts John. I always look forward to reading them for encouragement and inspiration.

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  5. 

    ATC for me please. Thank you for all your posts. They are so helpful and you’re so generous.

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  6. 

    ATC for me please. Just new at this game and I really love the stamp. I am new to Scan and Cut and not managing too well. I will keep watching to get some ideas . Thank you.

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  7. 

    ATC for me please. Love the stamp and your ATC. Thank you

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  8. 

    Act for me, please. Thank you for all the info and patterns for the SNC , sometime you are a life saver!!!

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  9. 

    Have been holding off buying pencils but am thinking again. Love the little girl. ATC for me please.

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  10. 

    thank you for the colouring tips and the masking techniques, cute stamp and love the penguins and therefore it’s an ATC for me please xx

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  11. 

    ATC for me please. Love the stamp.

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  12. 

    ATC for me Please.
    Thank you so much for your inspirational blog. I have learnt a lot about colouring in techniques and so much more.

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  13. 

    ATC for me please! I get a lot of inspiration from your Blog John and enjoy the way you write them, as well as the cutting files you so generously share. Thank you!Wx

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  14. 

    Love it ATC for me please xxx

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  15. 

    Love this card! And the clouds! ATV for me please!

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  16. 

    ATC for me please

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  17. 

    John I absolutely adore your blog, your talent, your tutorials, , and your generosity! Love this little card & envelope too :-)
    ATC for me please.

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  18. 

    Congratulations John ATC for me to

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  19. 

    ATC for me please

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  20. 

    Hi John

    What a lovely idea these are, surely more of a keepsake than the usual post Christmas ‘thank you’ cards or notelets.

    You are a very good colourist too, laying basic colours with markers then letting the pencils do the work after certainly gives a lovely result and is probably a better way to teach people how to make their colouring look more three dimensional than the way I have seen it done e.g. full colour and shade with markers then add depth with pencil. I love the look you’ve got doing it this way- not so saturated but still a highly professional finish. I’m highly tempted to change my ways as it would definitely speed things up than putting on endless layers of colour on!

    A really lovely little ATC that goes to prove we should use our magazine freebies rather than horde them (guilty as charged lol)

    Definitely ATC for me please!

    Crafty hugs, T x

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  21. 

    ATC for me please

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  22. 

    “ATC for me please” I look forward to your posts on Sat. and Sun. I am in a learning process in card making, your tutorials are so very helpful. Thank you, Ann S

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  23. 

    ATC for me please!!!

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  24. 

    ATC for me please. Beautiful colouring, I did not realise you could achieve such great results by combining the pens with the pencils, excellent. Congrats on reaching 150 blogs, keep up the good work.

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  25. 

    ATC me please!!
    Wonderful card, appreciate the time invested in the post, very, very helpful tips when working with shading and color! Enjoy reading your blog!

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  26. 

    ATC for me please.
    Love all of your posts especially Scan n cut

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  27. 

    ATC for me please, need to ut those pencils on my wish list, great demo thanks John. Sheena x

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  28. 

    ATC for me please.
    It is lovely!

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  29. 

    ATC for me please! I have the Spectrum Noir pencils and you’ve inspired me to open them up and finally try them!

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  30. 

    ATC for me please

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  31. 
    deborahcelticheart September 21, 2014 at 9:25 am

    ATC for me please. So pleased you share these techniques. I love the subtle background, and it really makes the image pop away!

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  32. 

    ATC for me please :-)

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  33. 

    ATC for me please. I don’t do “cute” but this ATC and other posts of yours are changing my mind. Beautiful work.

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  34. 
    Andrea Sayer-Adams September 21, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Atc for me please, you are always such an inspiration. Keep up the good work. Andrea

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  35. 

    ATC for me please

    As usual, a superb result. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us all. Your blogs always inspire me. Just wish I could add an extra 24 hours to each day!

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  36. 

    Morning john. Love following your blogs always learn something new. Congratulations on 150. Must be 3 gold stars for you eh!

    Great inspiration thank you John

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  37. 

    ATC for me please :-) congratulations on 150 blogs, what an achievement. Thanks for all the inspiration you are giving us – you are a very generous man. Realy appreciate it all. Love the cloud effect, must give it a go.
    Carole.

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  38. 

    ATC for me please. Another great example john! I have recently bought the full set of spectrum noir pens and am waiting for the pencils to arrive so I can start to experiment with colouring and shading as you have shown here, thank you.

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  39. 

    ATC for me please
    Congratulations John on reaching this goal and for all the things you are teaching us. Best wishes Jackie

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  40. 

    Hi John
    ATC for me please :) this is lovely, can see why you like the penguin he’s so cute. What a great freebie and fabulous colouring. Thank you for sharing. Love Diane G xxx

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  41. 

    ATC for me please. Thankyou for the inspiration, I really appreciate be given the numbers of pens and pencils that you use as I’m not naturally gifted at colouring.

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  42. 

    ATC for me please love the stamp you used and the cloud affect.

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  43. 

    ATC for me please.

    John, I really enjoyed reading this blog. Congrats on the 150! This is so beautiful, I could look at this for ages just noticing the delicate shading. I’d be truly honoured to own this. Have a good Sunday. Xx

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  44. 

    ATC for me, please please please. Beautiful, had forgotten all about ATC cards, will now dig mine out!

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  45. 

    Hi John congratulations on reaching 150 blog posts that is some achievement. I do like the way you have coloured this image. Do you recommend the pencils? I would love to own this so
    ATC for me please.
    Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

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  46. 

    “ATC for me please”

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  47. 

    I love the stamp you used. This is so adorable. Thank you!

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