Saturday, April 18, 2015

Artist Trading Cards

Hello! I recently learned about Artist Trading Cards (ATC). 
I thought this was a super fun idea and thought I'd try my hand at making some. 
Here's the trading cards I came up with. 

This was my first one. I think this will be the beginning of a collection =)

I made the pretty butterfly by cutting 3 of the same butterfly, at different sizes with my Cricut Explore. I stamped them with text, inked the edges, glued them together and then tied bakers twine around them. 

The cards are 2 & 1/2 inches x 3 &1/2 inches. 

 For the background on the cards I tore pages out of an old book, 

Sprayed the page with this adhesive, put cardstock on the page,

cut them down,

and then distressed the edges.

For the next card I tried to put different colors of ink on a straw and blow it onto the card, but that didn't work for me. Instead I just dropped different colors on the the card and let it dry. Next I sprayed it with goosebumps spray and dried again. Then I did the image with embossing ink and powders. Last I cut out Believe with my Cricut Explore and adhered it. 

On the back I put my name, Palmer Alaska, and blog address. 

These were a ton of fun to make! You should give them a try! 


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