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Artist Trading Card Daily – 68

Remember the good old days before the advent of apps and instant messaging when we wrote love letters? I do.

There are times that I wish it would come back too! Old fashioned ways, can sometimes appeal more than the new ways of keeping in touch.

Anyway, it was that thought that inspired this Artist Trading Card.

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So anyway, before I go getting TOO romantic on you and gushing forth a plethora of floral analogies I’d best delve in and explain how this one was created.

The first part was to create the background. For this I used a feather stamp (free with Craft Stamper magazine). I used Perfect Medium to stamp the image and then applied and heat-set it with fine white embossing powder.

I then used some watercolour pens to apply the blue and pink and then spritzed it with water (thoroughly soaking it). The colours ran a little, helping to create the shadowy area around the feather, which I liked indeed.

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For the lettering I used some mini alphabet stamps to create the look of handwritten lettering. I stamped each one out individually using Versafine ink and then trimmed them down randomly.

PVA glue with a fine tipped applicator (and a pair of tweezers) were then used to position them in the “scrabble” fashion.

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To finished the ATC I used a heart shaped die cut to trace a dotted pattern around and then applied some mini pink gems.

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And that my dear lovelies completed another in the ATC challenge.

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Did you use to write love letters to your other half? Do you still do it? (write letters that is, you naughty people, lol)

I would, but I’m still single so haven’t got anyone to write them too :/

No, no. Please put the mini-violin away, lol!

Anyway, 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 soon!

J :)



11 thoughts on “Artist Trading Card Daily – 68

  1. Love this ATC John! Almost thought you were making a plea for blog followers to set you up on a date when I saw the ” if you know anyone that would appreciate….” – I’m always being told I don’t read all the words in a sentence!!! Susan x


  2. My first ever bag! Your instructions were easy to follow and I love your amusing comments. I look forward to more bags. Thanks again. Marcia.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note III – powered by  Three


  3. Lovely atc once again. I too made a bag last week from your tote bag pattern using my new Brother sewing machine I bought 2 weeks ago. Thanks once again for all your inspiration.


  4. Absolutely gorgeous. I used to write prolific letters to my boyfriend, who has now been my husband for over 40 years. Love and Light Sioux x

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  5. hi John
    This is lovely and I have the stamp so I can get creating. I have been getting the craft stamper magazine since it 1st came out, but have not bought the last few issues. I will have to start again. you are catching up fast with your ATC challenge. It’s so frustrating when the Internet doesn’t co-operate and it’s amazing how we have all become so dependent on it. I have just started making my 1st bag using your instructions. They are very easy to follow even for a beginner like me. I do sew but I have never made a bag before.
    Happy Crafting
    X Chris

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