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Grungy Butterfly ATC´s with stencils, stamps and Distress Inks – Rubber Dance

Hello, I am again up over at the Rubber Dance blog with an Artist Trading Card tutorial share. I created these ATC´s with various sets of Rubber Dance stamps and stencils.

For these Artist Trading Cards I used a music note paper (if you don´t have one, you can stamp your own using the Rubber Dance “Music” stamp) on the background. On that I applied Distress Paint thru the Organic #3 stencil and then added a slightly darker tone of watercolor on top. After that I took a brown and mahogany tone of Distress Oxide ink and applied those onto the background for additional detail thru the “Marks 2” stencil. I sewed the paper onto a sturdy background with my sewing machine and then stamped some images with black ink and the “Sketchy Leaves” on the papers.

After that I added some golden watercolor pigment details to the stamped leaves and some red watercolor splatters onto the background for additional detail. On top of that I used some of my previously made “Grungy Butterflies” fodder pieces and a piece of misted canvas and sentiment stickers to finish the ATC´s.

Here is the start-to-finish video on how I created the ATC´s:

and just in case, here is how I made the butterfly fodder:

I hope I could inspire you with my tutorials a little today.
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Fodder cards with a gelli print background and Sketchy Leaves

Hi, it´s again my turn to share a project over at the Rubber Dance blog with two Sketchy Leaves fodder cards. The backround on these cards is created with a gelli plate, acrylic paints and “Marks 2” as well as “Cross it” stencils in pastel tones. I created a few different gelli printed papers at once and used the one with some white space on it as a background for these cards. In my opinion, this adds lots of interest to the card, when the background is irregular in pattern.

I also created plenty of fodder with the Sketchy Leaves stamp and Distess Oxide inks at once and used some of them on these cards as a focal point. There are videos on the gelli printing, the fodder making and the step-by-step of the card creating process at the end of this post.

On the gelli printing video I am also using the “Organic #3″ stencil and I make several prints at once, because I will be using these prints on my future projects, too. Some prints are not perfect, but I don´t mind that. I am just going to pick the parts I like and use those later.

After creating the background papers with the stencils I then created plenty of fodder with Distress Oxide inks and the “Sketchy Leaves” stamp set. Here is a video on how I did that:

Finally, after the previous two steps, I put the cards together. Here is a sept-by-step video about the process:

I hope I could inspire you today to make fun gelli prints and create some cards with them and fodder. And while you are at it, be sure to create plenty of variations of both in different colors, so you have material for many projects ready, when inspiration hits.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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