Posts Tagged ‘artist trading card’

Cast a Spell………….Expecto Patronum!

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Aren’t these black kitties adorable?! They look like they are such good helpers for their witches and wizards!

Black Cat ACEO set

I made these two ACEO/ Artist Trading cards (3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″)using stamps from C.C. Designs. I stamped each kitty onto white cardstock with Memento Black ink and use Spectrum Noir markers to color them. It’s so easy to add shadowing, shading and depth with these markers! I love them! I’m not sure if you can tell but I also added touches of glitter using a Stardust Gell Roll, to the potion bottles and the hat band. I then cut each image out and mounted them using foam tape onto an orange harlequin pattern paper. Onto the pattern papers I stamped some fun text and a spider web or stars. Then mounted the pattern paper onto cardstock. I think they turned out so cute! These cards are currently available in my Etsy shop.

Black Cat ACEO 2

Black Cat ACEO

I’ve entered these in the C C Designs Monthly challenge.

Gears and Cogs and Watch Parts, Oh My!

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Here’s a couple of Steampunk themed collages I made recently. They both use a cool steampunk girl stamp from Sweet Pea stamps. The larger collage is on a vintage Bingo card with metal gears and cogs, move-able clock hands, it’s hanging from wire on metal grommets with a key charm.

Steampunk Bingo Girl Collage

The Art Card is on a reproduction small Bingo card that says Woman’s Auxiliary Air Force, it also has a metal gear.

steampunk art card

They are both currently avilabe in my Etsy Shop.

Trick or Treat

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

For me it’s never too early for Halloween! Last week a got a big box of amazing new Halloween stamps from Inkadinkado to review for Craft Gossip. I love every stamp I got, lots of creepy, spooky images! Here’s a couple of my first projects, I’ll have more in the upcoming weeks.

For this ATC I stamped the image twice, once in black and one in red, cutting out the words and apple from the red and layering on top of the black. I colored my witch green and added some glaze to the apple to make it shiny.

Green Witch Art Card

For this card I wanted to make my tarantula fuzzy so I used brown flocking powder. So I could get the stamped image and the flocking at the same time I first inked up the stamp with brown ink then inked it again with a glue pad and then stamped it. I then poured on the flocking, tapped it down then tapped off the excess. If you do this be sure to quickly wipe the colored ink from your glue pad so it won’t stain it.

Tarantula Card

Dream Fairy Art Card

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Just a quick post to share a sweet little Art Card. It’s a fairy holding out her pretty dress to show it off, she’s got big yellow wings and a bow on her head with a rhinestone. I added a stamped plaque with the word Dream. It’s on green cardstock and paper torn from a vintage French text book.


More Paris

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

I made this ATC for a Travel theme challenge and I guess I still had Paris on my mind:)

The background is cardstock with a scrapbook paper that looks like an old French map. The car is a Tim Holtz stamp, I added an image of a woman driving and then added liquid glass (a clear dimensional adhesive) to all the windows to make them more realistic. I also added a brass charm of the Arch D’ Triumph and the words “Ooh-la-la” embossed in my label maker.


Fly Away with Me

Friday, March 27th, 2009

I’m totally obsessed with bird images lately and of course I’m always going to try to work a fairy in somewhere :) so I decided to put the two together in my latest set of ATC’s. The base is dark brown cardstock and vintage music sheet and I added a vintage image of a bird with a little fairy princess wearing a crown sitting on the birds back. I wanted the bird sitting on a nest but couldn’t find a good image of a bird nest and don’t have a stamp the right size but I did have some fake grass so I took a small amount and squished it into a sort of nest shaped, I think it really added alot of dimension and realism to the cards. I also wanted some text so I took very thin strips of white core cardstock and ran them through my label maker and then sanded the letters so they’d show up better.

“Fly Away”


“Take Flight”


“Soar High”


Forest Fairytale

Friday, March 20th, 2009

I recently got a super cute stamp set of forest animals and made some Artist Trading cards with them. I layered brown and black cardstock and then added a layer cut from a vintage children’s story book and stamped tiny stars on the book paper. Then I stamped the images, cut them out and mounted them with foam tape and then added Tim Holts’ distress Stickles glitter glue to each image. It adds a nice bit of color and chunky glitter but it’s more of an aged glitter look like German glass glitter than more traditional “sparkly” glitters, it’s really fun to use. Just a note I find it takes quite awhile to dry though so keep that in mind when using it.

“Sing” The first one is a deer in the forest, I stamped a tree trunk onto a scalloped I die cut and added a cute bluebird in the tree.


 ”Frog Prince” This next one is an adorable frog, I added a big gold crown to him. I stamped the crown on a thin metal gold sheet and then embossed it with a stylus tool then cut it out.


“Whoo?” The last one is an owl, he’s sitting on a stamped branch with cut out paper leaves.