Artist Trading Card 142 – Colour Outside The Lines

October 14, 2018 — 10 Comments

Following a little sale haul from the Visible Image website, I managed to snag a few cool sentiments to add to my collection of their wonderful designs. One in particular just had to used as soon as the envelope was opened.

Fancy a look?

FYI, just before I share, if you would like to see more from the ATC range that I have created, please feel free to raid the blog archive.

Crafters truly are a unique breed.

They will go out of their way to make sure you are happy, fed and generally on an even keel, even if they have only met you sixty seconds ago.

I think that this is because they must think differently. Maybe it’s the bond that creativity gives. Perhaps it’s just that they think outside the box – who knows.

One thing is for sure though, crafters don’t usually think the same as any other group that I have met.

Using that ethos as a theme, I created this.

Artist Trading Card 142 by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter

So true!

If you would like to know a little more about this project, here are a list of the supplies used and a quick step-by-step of the method.



  1. The flower design was stamped out with two colours of distress inks, then spritzed with water so that it bled across the ATC. This was left to dry.
  2. The flower design was then stamped again over the first one, this time using the Versamagic inkpads.
  3. Some black Versafine ink was then used to stamp out the sentiment on a separate piece of cardstock and the words were cut out.
  4. These words were then glued down the side of the ATC.

Once again, something so small really does convey a bigger sentiment.

What do you think? Would you have done anything differently?

Oh by the way, again, if you would like to see more from the ATC range that I have created, please feel free to raid the blog archive.

As always, if you have any questions or comments about this post then please feel free to use the comments section below.

I’ll see you again with another blog post very soon.

J :)

10 responses to Artist Trading Card 142 – Colour Outside The Lines


    I am hoping to do a card a day next year as my creative mojo appears to have left the country this year I was wondering how you store your ATC’s I have a football card album but it’s not thrilling me



    Thank you John have just ordered this and some others I couldn’t resist.

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    Love it as usual, love the sentiment and what you say is so true! Thanks John

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    You were lucky in your find. Great ATC

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    YES !!
    Ah…so redolent of Harry Chapin’s Flowers are red !

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    Margaret McCormack October 14, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Lovely as usual John. Thanks for sharing x

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    Fabulous cards John xx hazel

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    Linda Willcocks October 14, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Those are beautiful cards. What a clever sentiment. Thanks for sharing John.

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