Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

Sharing the Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017 from a few members of the ATC Artist Trading Cards Facebook Group. This group is full of wonderful artists willing to share.

Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

I joined the group and posted a photo of St Patrick Ladies Artist Trading Cards (see the how-to video here.) Quickly I had a ton of notifications that many of the members wanted a card. It was exciting to chat with the members.

Once all of the address exchanges were made I packaged up the ATC’s and dropped them off in the mail. The video today shows three of the cards I’ve received so far.

It has been a long time since I’ve done ATC swaps. So much fun to get these in the mail. I love the creativity from each person I swapped with for these cards.

Each person has their own unique style and I love what they created.

If you love making Artist Trading card come on and join the ATC Artist Trading Cards Facebook Group. We would love to have you.

Video of my opening the Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017 mail.

Here are a few photos of the cards too.

First in the Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017 is from Tonya Browing. She used a beautiful Butterfly Sticker and text on a beautiful tag ATC.

Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

ATC on the left made by Tonya Browing

Second in the Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017 is from Lisa Hathorn. She used stamps to create the pants and phrase and made a beautiful mixed media background. Love the texture in this ATC.

Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

ATC on the right made by Lisa Hathorn

Last, in the Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017 is from Nikki P. Her ATC is hand drawn in pencil. I love what she created it is so pretty. I am always in awe of other peoples drawing skills. Great job on this one.

Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

ATC in the middle made by Nikki P

I hope you enjoyed seeing the Happy Mail I received. Do you join swaps? What kind of swaps do you like to join? Maybe I’ll see you in one of the Facebook Groups, say hi or that you joined because I told you about the group. 🙂

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Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Seeing really cool Loaded envelopes on the web recently I decided I should make one. So Here is my St Patricks Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin.

St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Here are some of the supplies used in the St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin:
Rinea Foil – Gold
Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink
Large Shamrock Cut on Silhouette Cameo 3
Cricut Explore Air – on Amazon
Cricut Cuts: Circle – Basic Shapes, Flower – Home Decor, Bottom of ribbon from 1st Place Ribbon – Locker Talk. Shamrock was an image I drew the Shamrock and used the Cricut software to convert it to a cut file.
Green card stock – On Amazon
Dymo Label maker with Black Label
Xyron – on Amazon
Ranger Blending Tool – on Amazon
Punch Bunch Flower Punch
McGill Stylus – on Amazon
Fun Foam – on Amazon
Aleene’s Tacky White Glue
Mini Clothes Pins: 7gypsies
Green Seam Binding – on Amazon

Cut the Shamrock Envelope with the Silhouette. For this project, I cut one with the hearts cut out in the front and cut a second Shamrock for the back. Use the Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink and a Tim Holtz Blending tool to add color around the edges.

Glue the bottom half of the Shamrock but not up into the center just around the lower half with white glue. Don’t use tape, if you do your items will stick to the tape.

Tie a bow with green seam binding. Glue in the center of the shamrock to represent a stem.

Add St Patrick’s Day Altered Paperclips to either side of the St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope.

Pin St Patrick’s Day Lady ATC to the front of the St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope.

Fill the inside of the Shamrock Envelope with Calico Collage St Patrick’s images. Some of the images were mounted on Silhouette Lace Tags and scraps of paper.

Extra Shamrocks were placed inside a green envelope.

St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

How to make a Kiss Me Pin:

Cut the Flower Shape and the lower part of the 1st place ribbon out of the same shade of green card stock. Use the Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink and a Tim Holtz Blending tool to add color around the edges.

Load a lighter shade of green card stock cut the circle and the shamrock. Use the Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink and a Tim Holtz Blending tool to add color around the edges.

Layer the items together to form a ribbon, using Aleene’s Tacky White Glue and Xyron.

St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Load the Dymo Label maker with Black Label and type the words: “Kiss Me”. Apply on the lower right of the shamrock flower area.

Cut a scrap piece of paper, place pin back on paper and glue with Aleene’s Tacky White Glue, add more glue and adhere to back of the ribbon.

To form the flower, from the Gold Rinea Foil punch with the Punch Bunch Flower Punch. Place the flower on the fun foam and use the McGill Stylus to shape into a cup.

Glue flower in the center of Shamrock.

Add Kiss Me Pin to the St Patrick’s Day Loaded Envelope with a Mini Clothes Pin from 7gypsies.

St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

Have fun adding other items to fill the St Patricks Loaded Envelope. I even added stickers, some seam binding and extra pieces of paper.

Here is a video of the St Patrick’s Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin.

 

Hope you enjoyed this post on the St Patricks Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin.  Who would you give one to?

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St Patrick's Loaded Envelope & How To make a Kiss Me Pin

How to make a Coffee Themed ATC

How to make a Coffee Themed ATC using stamps and Inks from Brutus Monroe. Stampendous stamps, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, and recycle a Starbucks Coffee wrap.

How to make a Coffee Themed ATC

The challenge is from Maremi’s Creative Cafe on Facebook. It is a private group, but if you follow Marta then you should be able to get into the group.

Marta decided that for 2017 she would have a very easy going challenge. #52cafecards was created. Each week or so she would give us a prompt and we could work on these when we wanted or not. We could do all 52 or only one.

How to make a Coffee Themed ATC

The whole idea was to give us ideas to create ATC’s and then share what we made with the group.

Supplies used in How to make a Coffee Themed ATC:
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Brutus Monroe Surface inks: Rouge, Aubergine, Sea
Brutus Monroe Cup Of Thanks Stamp set
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Frayed Burlap
Stampendous Let’s Get Together Stamp set – discontinued
White 3mm Round Gemstone Embellishment Stickers – Hobby Lobby
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Tattered Leather – On Amazon
2oz Plastic Spray Bottles with Fine Mist Sprayer (3pk)
Aleenes Tacky Glue – On Amazon
Ranger 15-Inch-by-18-Inch Inkssentials Craft Sheet
Strathmore Watercolor Paper Pad 11″X15″-12 Sheets
Uchida 22500 CUL Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
Misti Stamp Tool Bundle Original Misti and Wipe Off Mouse Pad
Stamp Blocks – 3PK
Fiskars 5 Inch RazorEdge Micro-Tip Easy Action Shears
Fine Point Steel Tweezer, 5-Inch, Silver

Using up bits from left over projects made this card easy for me to make.

Here is a video on How to make a Coffee Themed ATC:

Come join the Creative Cafe, there are a lot of talented friendly people in the group. All are welcome.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the card and How to make a Coffee Themed ATC.

How to make a Coffee Themed ATC

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How to Make a Travel ATC size Junk Journal

After making the Traveling Through Junk Journal I had left over papers. So I decided that I would share How to Make a Travel ATC size Junk Journal. An ATC is 2.5 in. x 3.5 in. in size. So this is a small journal filled with lots of journal spots.

Using some of the scraps left over papers from the Calico Collage Travelin’ Through digital images I made a mini Travel ATC size Junk Journal.

The foundation of the journal is a piece of cardstock that was cut at 3.5 inches tall and scored at 2.5 inches. Two of these were cut and scored.

Fold like an accordion, then glue the pages together but leave the top open to form a pocket.

Trim the scraps to fit on the pages formed in the book. Distress with Tim Holtz Distress ink – Brushed Corduroy.

Adhere the scraps to the pages with Aleene’s white glue.

Make tuck spots with other scraps and add to the book.

Add journal tags in the pockets. These were left over from the kit.

Glue a piece of twine around the outside of the cover. Make long enough to tie the journal closed. Add scraps to make the cover and back.

Distress the title of the paper collection with Tim Holtz Distress ink – Brushed Corduroy. Trim the corners so that this will fit on the cover. Adhere to the cover at an angle.

This was a fun Travel ATC size Junk Journal to make, as I got to use up all the scraps left over from the big journal.

A video of How to Make a Travel ATC size Junk Journal was made:

Being able to use up scraps is one of my goals this year and I’m glad that I got to make this little Travel ATC size Junk Journal. I hope to make more little journals like this throughout the year.

What kind of little journals would you make?

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How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists

Being on the CCB Design team we are doing an experiment. For this I decided: How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists would be a perfect opportunity.

How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists

The idea, Feb 17th is Random Act of Kindness Day. On this day the Canvas Corp Brands (CCB) Crew Members will create works of art and leave these for others to find.

Each piece of art will have the #CCBRAK written on the art and we will take photos and post to social media. The hope is those that find the works will go on social media and post that the found the items.

So I decided that I would make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Using CCB products.

Join the Canvas Corp Brands Collective to see all of the items that the Creative Members are making.

How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists

Supplies used for the Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Tim Holtz Butterfly Duo
Tim Holtz Butterfly embossing folder
12 inch Card Stock
Texture Paste
Tim Holtz Stencil
Canvas Corp Brands Demask Tissue Paper
Gel Medium
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Red Chillies, Cork, Dijon, Tattered Leather, Iridescent Gold
7Gypsies American Vintage State Plates Paper Scraps
Canvas Corp Damask on Kraft Scraps
Acrylic Paint – Black and Gold
Jute Twine
Stamped and Printed words
Aleene’s White Glue

How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists

The method I took was to start with a large sheet of paper and apply the tissue with Gel Medium. Applied the Texture paste through a couple of stencils. Dried with a heat tool.

Applied Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Red Chillies, Cork, Dijon, Tattered Leather, Iridescent Gold. to paper and to butterflies Dried with a heat tool.

Trim 12 in. sheet to 2.5 in. x 3.5 in. cards. Adhere butterflies with Aleene’s white glue. Add black paint around butterflies, use fingers to blend. Paint a small amount of gold acrylic paint to the butterflies.

Tie bows with Jute twine, glue with hot glue in the center of the butterflies. Select words for the butterflies spray with Dijon glimmer mists. Edge with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven.

Adhere the words on top of the Jute bows. Add backs to cards and edge with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven.

Here is a video on How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists:

Make sure to sign your work. I added #ccbrak to my cards. I plan to leave a few around town with a note. I hope that those that find these will enjoy getting them and will come find the CCB online.

Will you join us and make some Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to give away?

How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists

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How to make a St Patricks Day Lady ATC

Since St. Patricks is just around the corner I wanted to share a project. How to make a St Patricks Day Lady ATC. Using the Calico Collage St Patrick’s Digital Images. And some Rinea Foil.

How to make a St Patricks Day Lady ATC

Here is a list of items used for the St Patricks Day Lady ATC:
Calico Collage St Patrick’s Digital Images
Rinea Foil – Gold
Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink
Shamrock Cut on Silhouette
Xyron
Blending Tool
Dymo Label Maker with black label
Green Card Stock cut to 2.5 in. x 3.5 in.
Punch Bunch Flower Punch
McGill Stylus
Fun Foam
Aleene’s Tacky White Glue

How to make a St Patricks Day Lady ATC

Very simple to make this St Patricks Day Lady ATC.

Select a lady from the Calico Collage St Patrick’s Digital Images and cut to size. Use the Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink and a Blending tool to add color around the edges. This also hides the cut white paper edge.

Use the Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink and blending tool on the edge of the Green Card Stock cut to 2.5 in. x 3.5 in.

Layer the St Patrick’s Day Lady on the green card stock with Aleene’s Tacky White Glue.

Blend the edges of the Shamrock with Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink. Place in Xyron Sticker maker then adhere to lady.

Use the Punch Bunch flower punch on the Rinea Foil – Gold. Next place the flower on the Fun Foam and use the McGill Stylus to cup into a flower.

Add a small dot of glue in the center of the Shamrock then place the flower.

Type out the words “Kiss Me” on the Dymo Label Maker with black label. Adhere to the ATC.

How to make a St Patricks Day Lady ATC

Here is a video on How to make a St Patricks Day Lady ATC:

These ladies are sure to make someone green with envy. Pick up the set today and make your own St Patrick’s Day Lady ATC.

How to make a St Patricks Day Lady ATC

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How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s

Want to know How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s? Well then you came to my blog on the perfect day! I’m sharing how I made two beautiful Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s using Calico Collage images and Rinea foil.

How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC's

Loving these digital files by Calico Collage. Today I decided that these should be made into beautiful ATC cards.

For those that don’t know an ATC or Artist Trading Card is a work of art shared for free with others. These are 2.5 in. x 3.5 in. in size. Any medium can be used to make the ATC’s.

Here are the supplies used to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s
Pink Embossed Rinea Foil
Butterfly Die Purchased from eBay and used my Vagabond to cut.
Calico Collage Spring Elegance Digital Collage Sheet
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picked Raspberry
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Pink Card stock
Dymo label maker with black label tape
Xyron Sticker Maker
Aleens White Glue

How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC's

These Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s are easy to make.

Print the digital Calico Collage Spring Elegance Digital Collage Sheet, select two of the images. Cut from page. Edge with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink.

Cut Pink card stock at 2.5 in. x 3.5 in. in size. Go around the edge with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picked Raspberry.

Die cut Butterfly Die from Pink Embossed Rinea Foil. I used my Tim Hotz Vagabond, but any die cutter will do the job. Place cut butterfly into Xyron Sticker Maker and make into a sticker.

Layer Digital Image onto pink card stock. Add Rinea Foil butterfly.

Use Dymo label maker with black label tape to make the words: Love, Adore. Place words in the center of each butterfly.

Here is a video of How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s.

Now that you know How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC’s, what will you do with yours? I may put one in a greeting card to surprise a friend. They can use it as a book mark or insert it into their Happy Planner.

How to make Quick Spring Elegance ATC's

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Brutus Monroe ATC’s

Go see the project Brutus Monroe ATC’s that I made. These are two quick ATC’s that are fun to make.

Brutus Monroe ATC's

Just loving the coordinating dies that have come out with some of the new stamp sets at Brutus Monroe. It makes projects come out so beautiful.

The post explains what ATC’s are and the supplies used. There is even a video. Head on over to the Brutus Monroe ATC’s post.

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Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards

Sharing Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards #52cafecards from the Maremi’s Creative Cafe. The idea is to create ATC’s every week of the year. Marta has started a couple of weeks late, but she has given us prompts and a place to post our work.

Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards

The first prompt is Art. For my first project I decided to use:

Calico Collage Digital Image from Romantic Lovers
Tim Holtz stamp – Artist
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Vintage Pink and Sapphire
Scrap of a die cut
Tim Holtz disress ink Brushed Corduroy
Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven
Paper Studios – flat back pearls
Black and white cardstock
Jute bow
White Craft glue

Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards was a fun project to make. Getting back into making ATC’s is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while and having this challenge is the perfect way for me to do so.

Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards

Used lots of layers on this card. The finished card is thick and sturdy. When I use lots of layers like this I love how the card feels in my hand. It has substance and feels like a piece of art, not just a stack of papers.

Using glimmer mists over the image gives a soft shimmer and the couple glows. It’s difficult to see in photos, but in person it is beautiful.

Here is a video of the process.

Wonder why I paired the word Artist with the Romantic Couple? Well just look at how they are kissing. Don’t you think someone is an Artist at romance?

Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards

I hope you enjoyed seeing Prompt 1 Art 52 Cafe Cards. Join Maremi’s Creative Cafe and join in the fun! You may join at anytime and catch up on the weeks that have past. There isn’t a deadline. The idea is just to create art.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Share your take on this by using the tag #52cafecards. Would love to see what you are making.

Bubble Background & Embossing ATC

Sharing a Bubble Background & Embossing ATC (Artist Trading Card) from the Maremi’s Creative Cafe #52cafecards Challenge. I joined the Creative Cafe just over a month ago and have loved very minute I’ve been in the Facebook group. There are so many talented people in this group. Go and join now, you won’t be disappointed.

Marta has begun a challenge. #52CafeCards. A weekly challenge where a word prompt is given based on the alphabet that we are allowed to interpret into an Artist Trading Card.

Since this weeks prompt is Bubbles I decided to try a technique I saw on the internet a while back. Fill a bowl with water and dish soap. Blow bubbles and then spritz with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Rake your paper, or in this case the ATC through the bubbles to pick up the color. Simple enough.

Items used for Bubble Background & Embossing ATC:
Diamonds Stamp set
Sterling Embossing Powder
Embossing Ink
Detail Ink Raven
Aubergine Chalk Ink
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist, Party Pink, Pop Rocks, Turquoise Blue
White card stock
Purple card stock cut to 2.5 in. x 3.5 in.
Pink tread
white glue
Heat tool
Bowl
Water
teaspoon of liquid dish soap
Long Straw – I used a bendy straw so that I knew which end to put in the water vs my mouth.

Here is a video of how I made the ATC.

My suggestions, Use a large bowl and use one teaspoon or more of liquid dish soap. Blow lots of bubbles. Heck if you have a kid, have them blow the bubbles for you. lol The more bubbles the better. When the spray hits the bubbles they tend to pop. So the more layers of bubbles you have the better.

Fun technique. I’ll try this again. I may even hook up a small air pump from a fish tank to make the bubbles for me! Wish I would have thought of that before my video! lol

Hope this gave you another great idea of how to make a fun ATC. Using Bubble Background & Embossing ATC sure looks good to me!

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