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Artist Trading Card Daily – 37

Had a bit of a rummage today and found a few bits that I thought would work well for a bit of a weirder take on the ATC challenge that I am currently doing.

I’d best show you this one first before I get into how it was done.

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Bit of a hagfish in hot water feel to this one, don’t you think?

Ok. I did get a bit crazy-creative with this one. Oddly though, the theme for this one was “opposite” – so I’m not sure where my mind was heading, but I was very pleased with the result. I guess that it worked as it’s not a pretty rainbow coloured angel fish in cool blue water – which you would expect with this design, wouldn’t you?

Anyway, here’s what happened.

I took some watercolour cardstock and applied some distress inks AND Inktense pencils – yes, both, I know, crazy right? Lol. I spritzed this with water and then did some shading around the edge.

The outcome was the murky red background with I thought was quite eerie.

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Next I began blowing blobs of ink across the page from the top corner to create a creepy seaweed look. It didn’t come out as creepy as I thought so I added a little dimension by drawing the seaweed in with PVA glue and sprinkling some Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder and heating it until it bubbled.

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I then used the same embossing powder to do the edges; this time I used Perfect Medium to be the way in which the powder was stuck to the card.

As that was drying I got stuck into the fishy.

This had already been stamped (using a Clarity Stamps) design and cut out with the Brother Scan N Cut.

I applied ink using Versacolor pigment ink and a sponge. Some stripes of blue green glitter were then applied using a quickie glue pen. After that had dried I then applied a coat of Glossy Accent to the fish.

I then applied more dots of glitter to the design on top of the glossy accents. This gave the fish an almost see through feel!

Finally I glued on some green gems and one orange gem for the eye.

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I then used some diluted Perfect Pearls to splatter some gold over the whole thing.

Yup, I am well happy with this one and will definitely be re-visiting these designs in the future!

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Thank you for visiting and I hope that you are enjoying this series of daily posts.

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Many thanks for taking the time to read about my little creations.

I’ll see you again tomorrow!

J :)

17 thoughts on “Artist Trading Card Daily – 37

  1. Wow – not surprised you’re happy with this one John … what a fabulous look you’ve achieved! Great colours and, yes, a ‘creepy’ look which could be even ‘creepier’ depending on the stamps you use. I love it – a must do technique which I’ll be using on a card I have to make for a young relative who loves this sort of look. Many thanks – I’m wondering what you’ll come up with next and have enjoyed every one so far! x

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  2. John thank you for another wonderful idea. I am new to stamping and card making. I bought the scan n cut for patchwork but I am now travelling in this wonderful create world of yours


  3. WOW WOW WOW!!! This is really beautiful. I love it. Will have to give this technique a try sometime. I like the texture, it’s brilliant!! Thanks for sharing again.


  4. Really interesting effects. I’ve been trying lots of your techniques and they are really interesting so I’m looking for are to trying out the seaweed. Very textured and crunchy. X

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