Artist Trading Card Daily – 11

January 11, 2015 — 11 Comments

After yesterday’s grey monotone creation I really wanted to bring a little colour back into this series of mini makes.

So I did!

Artist Trading Card Daily - 11

Pow! Now that’s colourful, right?!

Anyway, best tell you how I cobbled this together.

The background was made by heat embossing the Script stamp from Indigo Blu onto watercolour cardstock using white embossing powder.

I then applied some Tim Holtz distress ink and spritzed with a little water and allowed the colour to spread and dry.

The butterfly was another from the Indigo Blue range. This was stamped onto white cardstock using a Versafine inkpad. I then used a pink pigment ink to brush on some colour. I then cut this out and applied a layer of Glossy Accents and allowed it to set.

For the “fly” sentiment I used individual mini alphabet stamps to spell out the word (and add the brackets). I brushed the edges with a lilac coloured pigment inkpad and then cut it down using my small Tonic Studios guillotine.

To assemble I first cut down the wings on the butterfly (poor thing) to fit the top layer of the ATC. I then applied some Anita’s mini gems down the thorax (his body – get me with those fancy words).

I layered up the background onto two more layers and then stuck the butterfly, and the sentiment into place.

The final touch was the addition of the eyelets for which I used the Cropodile eyelet hole punch and setter.

And there we have it, another ATC for the collection.

Marvellous isn’t it?!

I hope that you like it and that it may inspire you to have a go at these manageable mini makes.

As always, if you have any comments or questions about this post then please feel free to use the comments section below. Also, If you know of anyone that would appreciate reading this post, there are handy sharing icons below.

Many thanks for taking the time to visit.

I’ll see you again tomorrow.

J :)

11 responses to Artist Trading Card Daily – 11

  1. 

    excellent, you wordsmith !!!!

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  2. 

    Lovely 😁

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  3. 

    Wonderful. Love this one.

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  4. 

    Yes! All works together a treat ….. thanks John x

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  5. 

    Lovely, John, you’ve used one of my two favourite things today with the butterfly. There are now still over 300 more chances that you may use my second favourite, an owl. x

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  6. 

    Think I like this one the best so far then what do you know tomorrow will be hey I love this one the best not many more to do hey John your on your second week of the year

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  7. 
    Carolyn Hodkinson January 11, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Love what you are doing can you give us the measurements for atc’s ages since I did them and can’t remember x

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  8. 

    Love your vibrant butterfly john.
    love val in spain x

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  9. 

    I love this colour combination. I have just cut some stamping card into ATC sized pieces and will start creating soon.
    Happy crafting
    Chris

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  10. 

    Wow love it. The colours are fab too x

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