It’s fun and easy to make an Artist Trading Card with Distress Inks. A tutorial follows. Want to see more? After you get through this one, why not click here: ATC Blog Posts for lots more.
Artist Trading Card with Distress Inks
Let me tell you how I made this one.
I’ve been admiring the ATC challenge over at A Vintage Journey and decided this morning to sit down and have a play. Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are such fun to make. I enjoy working on these small surfaces. ATCs are just 2.5″ wide X 3″ tall. Since many stamps are scaled to this size, it’s a quick and easy project to undertake.
I decided some hot pinks and oranges mixed with purples and black might make a good color combo. After swiping some modeling paste through one of Tim’s stencils and letting it dry, I colored the paper with Distress Inks. I love how fast it dries.
After laying more color and adding some background stamping and stenciling, I stamped my focal image (Umbrella Man) onto leftover packaging and ‘auditioned’ him. By placing him on see-through paper, I could see if he fit on the ATC before committing.
I used another bit of packaging to keep my stickers ‘sticky’ while I colored them with Distress Inks.
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I’m so glad I took time to play for a bit this morning. Be sure to check out the challenge site for inspiration, and if you’d like to see more ATCs, I have started a Pinterest board devoted to them.