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Artist Trading Card Daily – 25

The ladies love a good perfume – right?

Well I hope so as that is the theme of today’s Artist Trading Card.

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Well, it’s either that or you could call this one “coming up smelling of roses”.

Anyway, this creation was a bit of a mash-up again with various things going on.

It started with the main design which was a perfume bottle stamp that I stamped out a while ago and cut out with my Brother Scan N Cut. I added some colour to this using Spectrum Noir pencils and blending the colour with blending solution.

Job done on that. Now for the background.

I started out by stamping a single red rose (a stamp from Crafter Stamper magazine) in purple Versafine ink.

I then created some masks from post it notes, using this stamp, and then began building up the background.

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This was then trimmed down and I added some pink/purple distress ink to darken it down a little.

The edges of the background were then inked with a black pigment ink (so that it sat away from the coordinating background cardstock).

The perfume bottles were applied with thin foam pads at the bottom and the bottle necks were stuck directly to the background.

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I was tempted to spritz it with some of my Joop! but thought that the alcohol in that might have affected the colouring on the perfume bottles – so I’ll leave it to you to imagine whatever fave scent you have.

And there we have it, another mini make for my ATC365 challenge. I’ve been covering all sorts of themes – I hope that I can keep the ideas coming for the next 340 ATCs!

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 :)

9 thoughts on “Artist Trading Card Daily – 25

  1. This is a gorgeous cards with strong contrasting colours and a nice feminine look – wonderful! I’m always amazed at how easy, and satisfying, it is to use post it masks with your stamps to make backgrounds …. learned this technique from you John and have used it many times. I’m burrowing through my many stamps now to see what I can come up with. Keep the designs coming … please! :) x

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  2. Simply stunning! Following your ‘recipe’ I was amazed that the background came from a single rose stamp. I’ve never done much stamping – don’t know where to start really – any suggestions of a dvd that shows stamping techniques please? Thanks again for sharing.

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  3. Hi John

    Oh yes… I love perfume!

    Plus Oh, I LOVE that background AND I have that stamp! Yipeee! I have to try to do something like it because I adore it in a big big big way… I have a thing about roses :-) I’m thinking of some gilding in there with Ali’s mica boss. If I pull it off the way I want it I shall let you know.


    T x


  4. Really like this John. Fabulous idea for a stamped background – I love exploring the uses of small items, and freebeies too, as this helps my beginners who often rely upon free and a small amount of equipment and introduces them to creativity etc.

    Thanks – Geraldine

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  5. I always love your creations but in these ATC’s I especially appreciate that you use things you have done and put aside. That is my favorite thing about ATC’s. They are a great way to use up bits and pieces that are either left over or didn’t work out for their original purpose. Now I see I am going to have to stop being a lurker and actually get to work on a series of ATC’s. Thanks for the nudge.

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