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.
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In case you get lost here is today's lineup:
Me ---->Venetia Holbrook - http://www.atomicvenetia.blogspot.com/
Lisa Kitzke - www.chatnscrap.blogspot.com
Michelle Cunningham - http://currentcreekdesign.blogspot.com/
Abbey Colbert - http://theothersink.blogspot.com
Cristine Redmond - http://onescrappynovice.blogspot.com
Staci Jones - http://scrapbookingischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/