Friday, February 27, 2015

Artist Trading Cards

Hi Everyone!! After my much loved dog, Woody, passed away, I started watching YouTube Videos to help me fall asleep on the nights that I just couldn't get to sleep! Not only have I been inspired by these sweet and talented crafters on YouTube, but they also helped me get through a difficult time in my life!  As I watched the videos, I realized that some of the crafters lived near me in Southern California and I have had the pleasure of meeting them!!  One of the channels that I love to watch on YouTube is craftyirina!! Irene creates such darling projects and is always sharing some of the wonderful techniques and products that she uses on them. Irene has reached 2000+ subscribers and is having a 2000+ Subbie Challenge where you have to create three ATC's. I have created these three ATC's for Irene's Challenge to celebrate her wonderful milestone! They are the very first ones I have ever made!!

Irene mentioned in her 2000+ Subbie Challenge video that she likes Marie Antoinette, so I decides to make this ATC using some images that I found on the internet. I cut the center out of the floral frame and placed the picture of Marie Antoinette in it.  I stamped the butterflies using #CS795 Kaisercraft Clear Botanical Stamp with Encore Gold Pigment Ink. I added some Recollections Pearls around the opening of the frame and a little piece of lace from my stash at the bottom of the card. I went around the edges of the card with the Encore Gold Pigment Ink.

For my second ATC card, I also found the frame, teacup and bluebird separately on the internet and put them together for this card! I backed the frame on some Paper Source Antique Gold Card Stock. I printed the teacup twice and cut them both out. One with just the roses and the very front of the teacup to layer on top of the other teacup to add a little bit of dimension. I edged the teacup and the little bluebird with the Encore Gold Pigment Ink. I stamped the "Seek Joy" using  LE5549M Hampton Art Carpe Diem Clear Stamp Set using Encore Gold Pigment Ink. I added three Hero Arts Heart Pearls and a little bit of lace from my stash at the bottom.

For the third ATC Card, I used a frame, butterfly and perfume label that I found on the internet. I die cut the perfume bottle using Magnolia Doohickey Club Volume 3 Perfume Bottle Die. I added some Wild Orchid Crafts Seam Binding that I ironed in half along with the perfume label to the perfume bottle. I  also added some  Recollections Rhinestones and Pearls to it. The Paris France postmark was stamped using an image that I found at a local stamp convention a few years ago. I added some little pieces of lace that I had in my stash. I also went around the edges of the card with the Encore Gold Pigment Ink.

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope that you like the ATC cards that I created and that you check out craftyirina's YouTube Channel.  You can find all the detail for her 2000+ Subbie Challenge here. Congratulations Irene and thank you so much for all the inspiration!! I had so much fun creating these ATC's for you!!

I have entered the Seek Joy ATC in the following Challenge:

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge #147 ~ Cute Creatures

Big Hugs,


Francy said...

How many lovely and stunning ATC. The second is my favourite, I love the colours.

Nikki said...

Gorgeous, love the vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday :)

Zoe Brener said...

Very stylish and gorgeous. I came across this blog not long ago. A new challenge has just been published - "Pearls for Girls". I think your ATC series would be perfect. Have a look here:

Jacque said...

Suzan, these are all so beautiful and I am always amazed at how taslented you are!!! Beautiful job!! Hugs!!

Ellen said...

Wow, how great are these ATC's! So beautiful. It's sad that you came to make them after the loss off Woody. But like this you can think of him with a smile on your face.

Hugs, Ellen