Artist Trading Card Daily – 20

January 20, 2015 — 14 Comments

Hello again! Well, here is number 20 in my 365 day challenge.

Today’s them was hope. It’s something that we all experience in different ways and that often keeps us going.

Artist Trading Card Daily - 20

This artist trading card was created in the following way.

I started with a piece of watercolour cardstock and scribbled on it with some Inktense pencils. This was then spritzed with water and left to dry.

Black Versacolor ink was then used to stencil a floral design (by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer from The Crafters Workshop) and left to dry.

I then applied a combination of pearlescent and black embossing powder to the floral area using PVA glue. This was then heated until it melted and bubbled and left to cool.

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The word “hope” was then stamped using mini alphabet stamps and I then traced over this using a Pigma Micron pen, joining the letters to give them a more organic hand-written feel.

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The finished design was then mounted onto coordinating cardstock from Papermania.

I really like the finished result on this one, it’s very organic and free flowing.

And there we have it, another mini make for my ATC365 challenge. Have you started making any?

As always thank you for visiting and, 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 :)

14 responses to Artist Trading Card Daily – 20

  1. 

    Really like this card John – I’ve never used PVA with embossing powder but the result is brilliant! The colours are lovely too and I really like way you’ve joined up the letters from mini alphabet stamps … it looks like the word has been written freehand. I generally avoid freehand writing on a project as my writing doesn’t flow like this … but I have mini alphabet stamps and will have a go with this as it looks so nice and gives a really personal touch. Thanks again for sharing – like Bejay am trying to sort out my craft room which became the ‘dumping ground’ for stuff over Christmas. ATC’s cut out and itching to get started on this card and card 17 first x

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  2. 

    Hiya John I love this one, it’s organic but dramatic, the texture on the flower is fantastic. I have never tried that technique, but I have seen it demonstrated on C&C. I will have to put it on my to do list.
    Love and Light
    Sioux x

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  3. 

    Hi John, love the colours you have used for this card, love the idea using PVA glue with embossing powder.
    Regards Liz.

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  4. 

    Really like this one. Haven’t done any cards yet but am inspired by this one.

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  5. 

    Haven’t started yet, but I am printing your cards and instructions out daily into a booklet form (hope you don’t mind) so I can refer to them later when I have the time. Thank you John for all the ideas.

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  6. 

    Thanks for sharing your techniques, I am new to card making and am enjoying your ATC designs. I have just purchased a scan n cut and am looking forward to a new path of creativity.

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  7. 

    Very interesting technique …….. x

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  8. 

    just what I needed today, John, Hope, dropped my bag yesterday going into the bank and when I realised it had gone, loads of money in it belonging to church, sorry to post this but needed to get it out of my system xx

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  9. 

    Hi John

    First off, I love it, black on colours / a silhouette is a favourite of mine, second, wowee! PVA and embossing powder! What a cool idea! ON the “Oh my God I have to try that!” list!

    20 down, 11 to go… brilliant! I’ve not the the chance to do one yet but I will even if not this month.

    Hugs,

    T x

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  10. 

    Love this. In answer to your question no I haven’t started any yet but have recently had an eye operation and find doing anything crafty at the moment makes the eye ache so have to be patient and wait until it is more comfortable.

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  11. 

    I love it John. I don’t have inktense pencils yet (they’re on my wish list) but I’m certainly going to give this a try with my Derwent watercolour pencils. I love the way the embossing has bubbled by using pva glue, another technique I’m just going to have to try. Have I made any cards myself yet? That would be a big no, although I’ve cut up my cardstock to the right size ready. I need to sort out my ‘craft room’ and see what I can find in the way of small stamps and other stash to use on this wonderful project :)

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  12. 

    Fab technique – definitely on ro try. Thanks for sharing. B :-) x

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