Artist Trading Card Daily – 77

March 18, 2015 — 8 Comments

Ok, so I remembered to do this post. This is a good thing when you consider that just lately my brain appears to be melting away.

I’ll wander from one room to another and think, “now, what did I come in here for?” and then I’ll remember several hours later.

Now what did I come here to write? Oh yes, a blog post! lol ;)

So this one really took the theme of memories quite loosely and I just went with a recognizable sepia tone to the overall look.

Here is what I ended up making.

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The background started with the flower stamp which I stamped in a coffee coloured archival ink. I then made a mask from a post-it note and popped that on top.

The old script stamp was then inked with distress ink and stamped over the top.

After the mask was removed I then dabbed the ATC into an embossing inkpad and applied some black embossing powder and heat set it.

This was a bit too black for my liking so I applied some clear embossing powder over the top of the whole thing then heated that up. Once it had cooled I again edged the ATC with the clear embossing inkpad and this time applied some gold Perfect Pearls. I reheated the ATC to melt the Perfect Pearls into the embossing powder.

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For the lettering I stamped out the required letters with mini alphabet stamps, edged them with distress markers (and spritzed some on to tone it down) and applied some clear embossing powder (and heat set it) before cutting them out.

To finish, I wrapped a couple of types of loose fibre yarn threads around the ATC and then used Pinflair glue gel to apply each letter along that. The gems were really a last touch as I felt the ATC needed something to focus the eye on the sentiment.

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And there we have ATC number 77 all done and dusted!

Hope you liked it.

I think that this technique will be one that I keep in the memory banks (if I can remember!) for a future project as it looks nice and distressed without being too “muddy”.

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.

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I’ll see you again soon!

J :)

8 responses to Artist Trading Card Daily – 77

  1. 
    Bridget Gillings April 18, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Hi John, don’t feel bad about the memory bit, it happens to me all the time. I love this ATC, it is perfect and great vintage colour tones. Bx

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  2. 

    Another wonderful creation. Thank you for sharing your fabulous ideas x

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  3. 

    Love this design John – so simple, but really effective and a great way to use up all those little bits of random threads that we keep just in case…

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  4. 

    Hi John

    What was I going to write?! lol

    It’s a lovely little tag, it’s a style I really like

    Hugs

    T xxx

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  5. 

    Love this effect and as always am grateful for the ‘how-to’ you always add! Thank you John! x

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  6. 

    John forgetting why you went somewhere and forgot why, is I am sorry to say part of the aging process and happens to us all. Go back to where you started and the memory comes back. I do it all the time, but I am older than you and it’s been happening for years. Love all your ATC cards, keep up the wonderful work

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  7. 
    Christine in Bulgaria April 16, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Must be catching John . I do that all the time. LOL . lovely card as usual.

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  8. 

    Another beautiful ATC, I love it xx

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