Artist Trading Card Daily – 103

July 15, 2015 — 13 Comments

And here we go with number 103 in the Artist Trading Card challenge.

This creation features a lovely design from the Craftwork Cards More Than Words collection.

Artist Trading Card Daily 103 - More Than Words Craftwork Cards 2

The background was super quick and simple to create and involved chopping down one of the backing papers from the More Than Words collection from Craftwork Cards.

Once I had done this I wasn’t sure that it needed any embellishment but I did want to add a little sentiment.

I have done this in many ways before but as I was picking up the bag of Candi to put it away a couple dropped out and landed upside down and I was struck by how these looked very much like old typewrite keys – perfect!

I handwrote the letters (spelling out love) on individual Candi pieces and then coated in dries-clear PVA glue. I did this as I thought that it would give them the look of the typewrite keys more than if I left them uncoated.

These were then applied to the ATC and spaced out with some mini gems.

Artist Trading Card Daily 103 - More Than Words Craftwork Cards 3

And that was number 103 complete!

Artist Trading Card Daily 103 - More Than Words Craftwork Cards 1What did you think?

Do you ever get inspiration from accidents?

If you have any comments or questions on this blog post then please feel free to use the comments section below.

Many thanks for reading and I will see you all again soon!

J :)


13 responses to Artist Trading Card Daily – 103

    Lynda Carpenter July 19, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I’m an avid peruser and rarely comment but I love your ATC’s and other works. I made the Distress Inkpad Storage and love it. I actually made 3 of them and combined two into one.. Love love love it. I’m going to try to figure out the dimensions and make one for Dyan’s paints (unless you do one first and then I can just copy yours.. hint hint) :)
    Thanks for sharing your talents and knowledge!! I also LOVE Create and Craft (except when the host are overly chatty and/or trying to be comedians and keep interrupting the demonstrators).



      Thank you for taking the time to peruse Lynda. Thank you for the compliment too!
      Glad that you have been able to get some use from my postings.
      I hope to make more 3D things in the future, time permitting.
      See you again soon!
      J :)



    Hi John

    Absolutely lovely. Only just getting into Craftwork Cards papers, been a candi fan for years though… card candi that is- as well of the other kind!

    Hugs, T x



    John I will steal that idae as well,as I love it


    Bridget Gillings July 16, 2015 at 6:24 am

    Hi John, although I have not commented for a while, I am still following your adventure with ATC’s, and loving them. This one is great. Bx


    Pauline Simmonds July 16, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Beautiful I love it John xx


    Carole Morgan July 15, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Hi John,
    Brill ATC today, love this one. I have a friend who often reminisces about the typing pool!! This would make a perfect birthday card for her!! Please can I steal you idea? Where did you get the picture of the typewriter from, is it a stamp?
    Happy crafting



      Feel free to use the design for inspiration. The source of the typewriter image is in the post text – “involved chopping down one of the backing papers from the More Than Words collection from Craftwork Cards.”
      J :)


    Christine in Bulgaria. July 15, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Really love this One John.



    Love it.



    I’ve really enjoyed your last few mailings. All were brilliant and I’m looking forward to getting back home from holiday in a couple of weeks and ordering your cutting files. This ATC does bring back lots of memories as I learned to type on a similar looking machine many years ago and your accidental dropping of the candy must have triggered something in your memory too, perhaps of a machine you had seen in a museum! Wonderful! Thanks again for all the details you give us so that we can attempt something along the same lines. X



    I am going to steal that idea of upside down candi! Its brilliant!!!


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