Hello Monday, my friends! Welcome back to another fun week with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Our theme this week is ATC's, or Artist Trading Cards. An ATC is a small art piece that is 2.5" x 3.5" or 64mm x 89mm. People often like to make and trade them with other creatives. Why not get a group of friends together this week and make and share some ATC's, and be sure to share with us also!
Kid's Summer Vacation challenge is in full swing. Get your kiddos, grands, nieces, nephews, neighbors together for some crafting fun this month, and share their work with this challenge!
I made a quartet of patchwork artist trading cards this week.
One of my new favorite paper lines is Stamperia. This week, I am using their Patchwork set. I covered both sides of cardboard from a mailing envelope that I cut to size. I was going to make 2, then 3, and somehow it ended up with 4.
I used two different Simon stencils and the Transparent Gloss Texture paste. It took a long time to dry because of the humidity.
Once dry, I blended the Fossilized Amber over the cards to deepen the yellows and make the texture stand out. Then, I edged the cards with Ground Espresso.
Meanwhile, I cut out several shapes from the papers, and adhered them to more cardboard with gel medium. Once dry, I cut each one out.
Added a distressed edge...
Then, the fun began with this faux encaustic technique. Seth Apter and Emerald Creek came up with an awesome embossing powder - Vintage Beeswax! I did two layers to build it up and make it look more like a layer of wax, but without all the fuss.
With a cup of TEA in your hand, anything is possible
Make a Wish
Now, it's your turn to make some Artist Trading Cards and join us in the challenge! One lucky participant is drawn at random for a $50 shopping spree from our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp!
A GREAT place to shop!
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Be sure to head on over and check out the awesome ATC's from the design team!