Artist Trading Card Daily – 95

April 5, 2015 — 17 Comments

You may have noticed that there is a bit of a gap in the numbers in my ATC challenge, don’t fret, this isn’t a total and utter mess up on my part, I’m just a little behind on getting them online. WILL be catching up this week.

Anyway, the reason for today’s post is to wish you all a Happy Easter.

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The whole ATC was inspired by the backing paper that had some hand illustrated eggs on it. I picked this up at my local craft shop and already had an idea of what I wanted to do with it when I got it home.

First I created the background by layering a piece of the backing paper onto coordinating coloured cardstock.

To create the nest I grabbed some raffia and wrapped lengths of it, one by one, around a small bottle and tied a knot on each one to secure it in place. I then layered these on top of each other with a little fibrous thread and glued it with Pinflair Glue Gel.

I then cut out some of the individual eggs, shaped them with my Tonic flower forming tools and then glued these into the nest with the glue gel.

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For the sentiment I reached for the Happy Easter text stamps that I got free with Creative Stamping magazine and used two tones of pigment ink. I trimmed these down and attached them to the ATC with eggs that I had again cut from the backing paper.

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And that my dear chocolate filled friends was it. Simple and stylish.

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I hope that you are having a lovely Easter holiday no matter what you are doing.

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 :)


17 responses to Artist Trading Card Daily – 95


    Oh that’s clever…..a neat way to add dimension.



    A lovely card John – nice to have your posts back. I hope you had a happy Easter! x


    Pauline Simmonds April 6, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Happy Easter John, sorry it is a little late but hope you have had a nice time up to now, The ATC is fab, thank you for shareing xx


    Carole Morgan April 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Easter blessings to every one. Love this card John. Thanks for sharing.
    It’s been a beautiful spring day here in Shropshire. Lovely sunshine, sat out in garden this afternoon! Looking forward to lots more days like this now spring is here!

    Carole Morgan.



    Happy Easter to you too. The eggs look just like the little chocolate ones, good enough to eat!



    It’s lovely John, and a very happy Easter to you too. I have missed your posts. Love and Light Sioux x



    Happy Easter to you too. The card is brilliant. The dimension you’ve created on it looks incredible. You have such wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing. X



    Really really love this one John. Reminds me of an artist called Madeleine Floyd whose work is so calming.



    Happy Easter To you and yours. Lovely ATC, love it



    Really clever idea John! Happy Easter to you and yours too, Susan x


    Adrienne Bloom April 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Happy Easter John carry on the good work Best wishes
    Adrienne X



    Happy easter John and to all of your followers. Love the cute birds nest. Adorable.



    Happy Easter everyone. Love this ATC John. Didn’t get to make any Easter cards because of my broken wrist.



    Hi John

    Happy Easter to you and all your followers, this is so sweet, that paper is amazing. Your little raffia nest is very effective.


    T x



    Happy Easter John.



    Happy Easter to you too and all reading this post – great, creative card! :-) B x



    Very inventive John, luv it!
    Happy Easter to you too X


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