I know a few people that will be off on their travels soon so I thought that I would use that as a theme for today’s Artist Trading Card Challenge.
Here is the finished ATC – I really like the design on this one and will definitely keep it in my library of ‘things to make bigger’ which is what is happening to a lot of these ATCs so far.
The starting point was a shop-bought tag that had the air-mail envelope design on it.
I chopped this down and then layered it onto some coordinating cardstock – using a jaunty angle to make it look like it had just landed on the doormat in a haphazard fashion. I used foam pads as this gave a uniform depth.
For the feather embellishment I cut out some white cardstock using a Joy! feather die and then coloured it with a Spectrum Noir pen and then darkened the edges with a Tim Holtz distress pen.
I spritzed it with water, heated it with a heat tool to dry it off and then sprayed it with Spray and Sparkle to act as a top coat and to strengthen it a little. Once set, I applied it to the ATC with Pinflair Glue Gel – and hey presto, it looks like I wrote the just for you sentiment with a quill!
A lovely little creation although I must admit that I am super jealous of those that are heading off on their travels as I don’t feel like I have been anywhere in AGES!
Must rectify that this year – any recommendations on good coastal areas? You know how much I love being by the sea :)
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Many thanks for taking the time to read about my little creations.
I’ll see you again soon!