Welcome! I started this blog because I love to craft. I dabble with scrap booking, and card making. I love bending, folding and tweaking paper. I try other crafts, too. I hope to share some projects with you.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

More Artist Trading Cards

    This was my first solo ATC. After visiting my friend in N.C. when I returned home I made this as a thank you for my friend. Of course instead of saying Wishes hers said Thanks.

   Then I made this for her. We decided to use the theme Advertizing Icon. I've always liked this little character.

   Then came The 4th of July. This card was first painted navy blue. I dry brushed a lighter blue over the navy blue. Then I painted the red and white stripes over the blue. I pulled the paint thin so that it had the look of worn wood. Then I cut a narrow strip of blue and glued punched white stars onto it. The blue strip and the stars where inked on the edges with a brown. Then the outside of the card was inked with the brown also.

    I sent her this window card at Christmas. The trees were just cut shapes with flocking on. Then I added little drops of Glitter glue to them for ornaments. The snow is glitter glue that was dried on freezer paper and then sprinkled onto the bottom edge of the card. I put glitter glue in the bottom edge of each window.

    This ATC I made to show a friend the paper that I was using to make the cover of an Art Journal. I tried to tell her that the paper looked like alligator skin. I was at a loss for words so I used the brown paper as the one side of this card. The gulls are puffy paint. I drew them on wax paper and after they dried I lifted them and then glued them onto this card.

Come Again Soon


  1. Such a beautiful ATC, I love the butterfly. The rainy day with chill is so good, I love the atmosphere of it. The 4th of July is so celebratory. This Christmas one, is lovely the way you can see Santa oh so busy through the window. Last but not least the "Life is a Journey" is oh so true, I love it...
    Well done on opening your first blog and may it continue to grow...
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  2. Thank you for your glowing praises! I will be posting more tonight. I hope you'll drop in to see them.
    p.s. Can you send me a link to your blog?