Hello friends! Happy weekend! I had to squeeze in a couple of simple ATC's for Christmas in July! I don't know whether I will use these ATC's as gift tags, maybe put them on a cardfront or something else. Artist Trading Cards are just about as versatile to me as the tags I make. There are so many things you can do with them. Here's how I put them together. I die cut a couple of ATC's using Distress Watercolor Cardstock. I stamped the Christmas tree and greeting (which are Tim's new Scribbly Christmas Set) with Jet Black Archival Ink. I watercolored with Distress Markers and a Waterbrush, then heat to dry. I added some Brushed Pewter Distress Paint through Tim's Speckles Stencil (that one always reminds me of falling snow) with a blending tool. Then dried with a heat tool. I distressed a number brad and added a snippet of an index label.
I used three different blue distress inks on the Weathered Snowflake (Tim's new Mini Weathered Winter Stamp Set) and stamped onto the watercolor cardstock. I lightly mist water over stamped image until it began to wick color, then dried with my heat tool. I stamped the number 25 with Potting Soil Archival Ink on top of the snowflake. I shaded the edges of watercolor cardstock with Antique Linen Distress Ink and a blending tool. I flicked a little Tumbled Glass and Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain onto ATC and dried with a tool. For a final touch I added a bit of Idea-ology Merriment Tissue Tape and Mini Paperclip.
You can find most of the supplies I used at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - vintagemuse - to save 10% on your order. That wraps it up for me, I hope you enjoyed todays projects! As always thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next time!