Hi crafters. I’m not sure if Simon says Stamp is reading my mind. I was looking at a library book on ATCs and a couple of hours later, the Monday challenge was ATCs. I haven’t made one before, but why not? I started with a Japanese themed artist trading card. I cut a few ATC manila sized pieces of card stock. I used white water soluble crayon on the right side. I tore a piece of paper and used that while sponging a stripe of abandoned coral distress oxide on the left. I moved the mask and sponged some more. I tore some more paper and used it on the left edge to add Flitterglue with my finger. I then placed gold leaf flakes into the glue. I stamped a solid circle of abandoned coral distress oxide on the right with the Ink Road Full circle stamps. I used another circle to stamp gold crosshatch over the solid circle. Later you couldn’t see this layer. The ibis is a second hand rubber stamp which I stamped with StazOn. I stamped a strip of callligraphy with Versafine onyx black and the Kaisercraft oriental calligraphy stamp. On the right I stamped Impression Obsession bamboo stamp in Versafine onyx black. The white crayon underneath makes some of the stamping lighter.

At this point I decided to add ultra high embossing powder. I did this 3 times. There was stray ink on the back from inky foam in the stamping platform. This started to show, and the manilla cardstock started to become more yellow so I stopped. As I added the powder, the cross hatch gold stamping became hard to see so I stamped it into the melted powder between layers with Brillance gold ink. I glued a piece of old greeting card to the back. I haven’t written on the reverse yet but I will fill it in.

I am entering the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: artist trading cards

One Comment