Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop!! 7 Gypsies Vintage ATCs

I am so excited to be a part of the Scrapbook Steals blog hop for 7 Gypsies ATC Vintage ATC scrapbook supplies. These were so much fun, and I am really excited about the cards I was able to make with these products. You should be visiting me as the first stop after the Scrapbook Steals Blog.

I absolutely love making Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). I find they are a great way to try new techniques and to share with other artists.

For this card, I started with the 7 Gypsies Vintage ATC as a base with a touch of inking, and added my sentiment, some May Arts ribbon, and a die cut flower that I embellished with some Smooch.










I used another 7 Gypsies Vintage ATC for the base of this card. I stamped on the floral image, and colored it with Prismacolor colored pencils, then I added some Little B washi, a Basic Grey Brad, and finally altered a Studio Calico wood veener to add some dimension to the card. 




Chalkboard style elements are a HUGE trend, and when I saw the black 7 Gypsies Tab Divider in black, I had to try my own take at the trend. The paper is perfect for a chalkboard feel, and a white Prismacolor pencil worked perfectly for the chalk look. I varied the pressure to allow the grain of the tab divider to show through. I hand drew this letter, but if you aren't sure about drawing, find a font you like, print it out, heavily pencil the back, place it over the tab divider, and then trace over the printout. Finally, use a white pencil or pen to trace over the image.

The 7 Gypsies Vintage folders are perfect for making a gift card holder. Recently, our Starbucks added a Clover machine, and they have reserve coffee to brew. I used a card from the reserve coffee for the image, used Smooch to alter the folder, and embellished with ribbon, rhinestones, and flowers. Inside, you can see a coffee card peeking out, waiting for the perfect coffee break.



I was surprised at the versatility of the products. There are so many uses: ATCs, gift card holders, journaling tags, mini albums, recipe albums, and more. Don't forget to comment, so you are entered into the Scrapbook Steals gift card giveaway, and please follow me if you found some inspiration.

Thanks for visiting. Next, you get to visit Lisa and see her amazing work!

In case you get lost here is today's lineup:

27 comments:

  1. I'm a new follower! Gorgeous stuff you have here!

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  2. Seriously LOVE! You are soooo talented lady!

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  3. Wow - LOVE the black one - you are very talented... they are all wonderful.

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  4. Love! Each card is unique and gorgeous!

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  5. Your ATC's are really lovely.

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  6. I love the look of the blakc and white card!!

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  7. Eek! I love the chalkboard one of "your" V! Great job! I love seeing your art!

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  8. Your chalkboard lettering is fab!

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  9. You are so stinking amazing! I love all your cards, but that "V" - WOWEEE!

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  10. Excellent coloring on your rose, and love that chalkboard "V"!

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  11. Each of your cards is so different and creative! Beautiful job!

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  12. Thank you for sharing and showing the versatility of the cards! What a great idea to use them for trying new techniques! Awesome job on the free handing!

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  13. Great ATC cards! Love the different styles and techniques used!

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  14. So many pretty uses for the cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Such a fun collection of ATCs - the V is my fav.

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  16. Beautiful! You are such an awesome artist! I especially love the chalkboard looking one. And you are one of the few people that can make me feel like buying cool pens in bulk! :)

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  17. Thanks for inspiring me for when I get my supplies :)

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  18. Gorgeous! The chalkboard is amazing!

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  19. I have had a 7gypsy atc holder for about 5 yrs. One of these days I am going to have to get it completed

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  20. Your ATC's turned out darling and that gift card holder is awesome!

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  21. LOVE these ATCs! They are fabulous and you've shown so many different ways to use them!

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  22. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

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