Artist Trading Card Daily – 47

February 16, 2015 — 34 Comments

I was genuinely shocked the other day when I checked my blog stats and found out that this blog was viewed over 100,000 times in January!

This ATC is therefore dedicated to all of you that have taken the time to visit, view and comment on my creations.

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This creation was a mixture of old and new.

The floral design was part of a set from Tonic Studios clear stamps. This I had stamped and coloured a long time ago and been assigned to the “could come in useful some day” pile.

When stamped and coloured it I used cream coloured cardstock and Spectrum Noir pens.

I cropped it down to ATC size and then added a little shading with some distress ink – to give it the aged look as it had been hanging on for so long!

I then added some faux stitching around the edge with a Pigma Micron pen. I don’t really know why I did this, I just thought that it might be a nice touch.

To finish, I added a sentiment that I had got in a free set from Clearly Besotted stamps and Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine.

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So, to all of you, THANK YOU! :)))

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 read about my little creations.

I’ll see you again tomorrow!

J :)

34 responses to Artist Trading Card Daily – 47

  1. 

    John, being horribly honest, I don’t go to blogs I don’t enjoy….Yours is the tops, funny creative and inspiring.

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  2. 

    No John – thank YOU! I’m not surprised you had so many views with all your lovely work. This is beautiful and I love the faux stitching – it really sets the card off doesn’t it? I think the fact that you use a lot of the ‘bits and bobs’ you’ve saved for later has inspired us all to go and rake through our stash for things to use which would otherwise just sit there for years …. don’t know about everyone else but I’ve made some exciting finds and have lots of lovely projects to come for this year.

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  3. 

    I agree it’s another lovely ATC. I also really like your faux stitching, it’s just right.
    Love and Light
    Sioux x

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  4. 

    Well done! I haven’t had even 10% of that in two years ~ lol. Love the ATC today and thank you ~~~Deb
    p.s. bit of a shock to already be on 47 ~ where is 2015 rushing to?

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    Bridget Gillings February 17, 2015 at 6:38 am

    Hi John, well that is great, and just shows you how much you are inspiring people, and this is just another superb example. love the flower stamp. Bx

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  6. 

    Hi John

    Awwww, what a nice guy you are- a real gentleman!

    I’m not surprised, what you are doing is an amazing challenge, it’s not got me making ATCs, but it is making me begin to use the pile of stash I’ve accumulated! At th mo it’s the MDF I’ve had hanging around added to the G45 I’ve had hanging around. I’m also getting in the habit of stamping a few bits out when I’m at the table too so you are having a positive influence on me!

    I hope more and more people stop in to look

    Hugs

    T x

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  7. 
    Pauline Simmonds February 17, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Oh! John this is Beautiful, thank you.xx

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  8. 

    Another little beauty. Number 47 already. Keep up the good work John x Chris

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  9. 

    Hello John
    Love this one, the faux stitching was the inspiration of a genius at work….. Beautiful effect
    Geraldine

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  10. 

    Fabulous make once again.
    Loving your atc makes all little masterpieces.
    Congrats on your record blog hits. You are such a nice amazing crafter and artist you shouldn’t be so surprised x

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  11. 

    Gorgeous ATC. Lovely shading too, have you tried the chameleons pens yet? x

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  12. 

    Hi John this is a gorgeous ATC. So many view that’s impressive. Hugs Jackie

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  13. 

    Well done John on your following. You deserve it, with all your inspiration, ideas & now this challenge you have set yourself! Look forward to each nights edition.
    Happy crafting
    Carole. X

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  14. 

    I’m not realy sure why you are so surprised. You’re a very popular and talented chap. Like an earlier poster I don’t follow blogs as a rule. But I visit yours on almost a daily basis. You’ve given me the courage to experiment with my scan’n’cut and chameleons. Thank you. Xxx

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  15. 

    Another beautiful ATC. Loved everyone you have done so far.

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  16. 

    Wow that is a lot of hits. Lovely picture. I laughed at the ‘could come in useful pile’ I have a ‘could come in useful set of drawers over flowing’ :)

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  17. 

    From the numbers now checking out your blog it looks like it’s not just me that you’ve got hooked! Congratulations and many thanks for yet another beautiful ATC, and for dedicating it to your followers. Your colouring is really clever. I’m enjoying having another attempt at colouring after buying the Secret Garden book that you used. X

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  18. 

    another beauty xx

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  19. 

    Hi John, congratulations on such a huge number of followers and thank you for dedicating the card to us, it’s a beautiful card and a lovely sentiment.
    Regards Liz.

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  20. 

    Love these ATCs look for your new entry every evening, if it’s been a bad day these always cheer me up!

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  21. 

    Lovely yet again😀

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  22. 
    Christine in Bulgaria. February 16, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    What a beautiful stamp. Oh and ATC.

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  23. 

    Congratulations John! I’m surprised every day by your little works of art – how do you come up with such different images? Keep ’em coming though. x

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  24. 

    I am sure that your following will only continue to grow. I am not a great blog follower by any means but I have been very faithful about keeping up with your 365 ATC project. You are such an inspiration whether you are making some complex construction or when you are doing a simple ATC design.

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  25. 

    Well deserved, John – love your blog!

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  26. 

    One of my favorites!

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  27. 

    Thank you John, for your daily creative gems!

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  28. 

    Hi John – another little masterpiece! I am going to root through all the bits and bobs I have made and never used and start using them for ATCs. Thank you for all your inspiration! x

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  29. 

    Congrats! 😃

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