Let´s sail away ATC set

Hello lovelies and happy Monday! School is finally over here in Austria where we live and it´s time for summer! Swimming, relaxing, BBQ, travels, ice cream – just lots of fun things in the sun. I am foremost a summer person and this season brings out the best in me. Winter, not so much. Therefore I created a sunshiny toned artist trading card set for today´s post.

Here it is:

I´ve used up all kinds of bits and bobs that were left over from previous projects. The green painted bits inside the circle, for example, are fussy cut, used baby wipes full of beautiful acrylic paint layers. I just could not put those into trash. 

The piece with a circle in the middle, was a leftover piece from this art journal page from a while back. Worked out perfectly for this purpose. It´s a stenciled piece – using Tonic Studios stencil (see material list in the end).

I also fussy cut a helm from Canvas Corp Brands Ship to Shore papers and painted it purple with watercolours. Then I cut the image in half and adhered it on place. The sentiment is hand written on a piece of yellow watercoloured piece of paper and then fussy cut and attached on place.

For decoration I added some outlining with a black pen and some glass dew drops from my very old stash. That´s it for today. Wishing you a lovely start into summer vacation – enjoy it!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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Artist Trading Card set – Zuckersüß

Hello there and happy Thursday!! Today I´m sharing a fun set of artist trading cards. I have been using up residue pieces of paper from my older stash and these 3 ATCs are a result of „destashing“ too. I call this set „sweet as candy“. I am/was a huge Sassafras fan and I have been saving and hoarding their papers for the past years in my stash. I still have quite a few „treasures“ from their paper collections in my stash. There bits are leftover strips from a paper I used ages ago.

I just coudn´t throw these cute ducks and the yummy ice cream cone patterns into trash, so I used them to create some „sweet as candy“ ATCs. Some of the papers are older Webster´s Pages lines and there are also Basic Grey flags and tags here and there.

The stamps are again by „Klartext“ and really go with the papers so very well. These ATCs were so much fun to make and I adore the „oldish look“ of the papers.

That´s my project share for today. Do come back for another project on Saturday. And if there is anyone who would like to swap these, do leave me a comment or pm me via my social media sites.

Wishing you a great day!
xxx, Sanna

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Love themed ATC set – Tattered Angels

Hi there! Today I am sharing a set of Artist Tranding Cards (incl. a video) here on my blog. I´ve used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Mixed Media Origins papers to create these pieces.

The backgrounds I started with, were already done. They are back from last year when I did this video series for Tattered Angels, testing various materials with Glimmer Mists and how they react with/stick to & color those materials (if you are interested on seeing more, go here).

Here is the finished ATC set. For more details (& lots more photos) on how I created these artist trading cards, see this blog post over at the Canvas Corp Brands blog!

I also prepared a process video for you to watch – hope you like it! Go HERE to see the video!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Dreams take flight ATC set – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone, it´s again time for another STAMPlorations Mixed Media tutorial. Today I´d like to share a Artist Trading Card set and the steps, how I created them, with you. Here is what I made:

And now to the steps:

I started with a pink spray ink misted white paper piece on which I placed the Foiled stencil. I then applied watermark/embossing ink thru the stencil onto the paper and then poured a layer of Sticky Embossing Powder over the inked areas.

After heat setting the powder I took some foil sheets (gold) and pressed them onto the sticky areas. The foil sticks to the sticky embossing powder and leaves a nice godl foil surface onto the emboessed powder areas.

Next I took the Feathery clear stamp set and stamped some feathers onto a piece of white cardstock, again using watermark ink and this time embossing with clear embossing powder.

After heat setting the clear embossing powder I applied red and two tones of green Distress Ink onto my working surface, misted the ink areas with water mist and pressed the paper onto the damp ink. I got a really nice and soft hued paper in the process.

Then I just fussy cut the leaves along the edges with small scissors.

At this point I cut the foiled paper into a right size and as a result I had 4 ATC´s. I decorated them with boder stickes (from my older stash). I love using older product on my mixed media projects. It´s a good way of using up stash you necessarily would not use anywhere else.

 After that I splattered some black ink splatters onto the ATCs for additional detail and dimension.

Next I adhered the feathers on place and added some Harvest Moon glitter glue onto them for a fun detail. I let the glitter glue dry a while and then took a wooden stick and scraped the glitter areas a little. This way I was able to remove any concentrated glitter and smoothen it out abit.

Finally I stamped a sentiment several times onto white cardstock and inked it with a light green ink tone. After that I fussy cut the sentiments and adhered them onto the cards. Here is a closeup of the finished ATC.

This is it from me for this year :). I hope you can take some inspiration from my project into the new year. How about making the sentiment your motto for the new year? Do the projects you are dreaming of doing next year and let your creativity loose. Wishing you all a lovely holiday season!! See you in 2019 with fun projects again 🙂 !!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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Use your wings – STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday

Hello everyone and welcome to another STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday! Following this months blog theme, I created two Artist Trading Cards. Here they are:

Here they are:

I didn´t use wings in particular for this project – instead I concentrated on a sentiment that would highlight the monthly theme. I took some step-by-step photos, while I was creating, too:
First I applied some Clear Granular Gel (Golden) onto some diary pages that I had left over from this project. I used the Happy Flowers stencil thru which the gel was applied.
Next (when the granular gel had dried a little) I played the pieces into a misting box and sprayed them with Simply Sheer spray ink to add a light shade onto the background.
After the gel and the mist were completely dry, I started decorating the ATC´s. I added some faux stitching around the edges, and matted the pieces onto white cardstock, but before adhering, I added some twine around the diary page piece for decoration. Then I took a Dresden Paper piece (Relics & Artifacts) I had misted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (see the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist video series for more details on my YouTube channel!). After that I added the chipboard sentiment and the Tim Holtz word stickers and some Tonic Studio glitter glue. In the end I took a piece of foam and applied some golden Nuvo Mousse with the foam on top of the granulate gel areas to highlight the texture a little more.
On the second piece I used pretty much the same elements, except for the centerpiece which is a resin frame, misted with Glimmer Mists (more on that on this video about Glimmer Mists and resin). I also added a misted fabric piece underneath the frame and adhered them together. In the middle there is a tiny silver star, decorated with Tonic Studio glitter glue. I really like how these ATC´s turned out!! Now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what my design team colleagues created!!!

Happy stenciling,
Sanna

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