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

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 :)

50 thoughts on “Stamp It Sunday – A Christmas Themed Artist Trading Card With Tiddly Inks Stamps

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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