Hi friends! Carmen here today and I’m sharing with you one of my favorite creative mediums. ATC or Artist Trading Cards may only be 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut you can pack so much creativity into them, and that’s what I love about them!
I used TCW539 – Doodles Pattern 12″ x 12″ stencil. It has 9 different patterns on it and they are the perfect size to fit onto an ATC card. I had some Inchie Arts cards handy, they are so durable and can really hold a lot of texture.
The first card had a chevron pattern and I applied some Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Mustard Seed all over the card. I did used a baby wipe to spread the stain. Then I used the stencil again to add some acrylic paint and give it a mirrored effect.
Add a little washi tape from my stash and stamp on the words Seek Your Dreams.
The next 2 cards I have some vibrant color with DecoArt’s Media Line Misters and some drippage effect. The card with the triangles I did add some washi tape and embossed some UmWow chipboard pieces with black embossing powder.
This card I left for last because I wanted the crackle effect to be complete. I spritzed on some walnut ink and heat dried it. It gave the card an old and vintage look.
To finish this card off I rubbed on some DecoArt Media Line Antiquing Cream in Patina Green to give it a patina. The washi tape with the vintage stamps completed the look.
There you have them… 4 different ATC cards all from one stencil. Now that’s versatility!
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The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member