Hi there everyone, today I am up on the Helmar Creative Team Blog with these Artist Trading Cards. I have to admit to you all this is the first time I have ever created ATC’s and I think I have found my addiction lol.
So let’s get started…… I used my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to stamp onto some old paper I tore out of a book.
Next to adhere the stamped images I used Helmar Spray Adhesive on the back and placed them onto some scrap cardstock.
Next I sealed some white cardstock using clear gesso and my silicone brush. Then dried it with a heat tool.
Now for the fun part…. building my background. For this I used the stamping technique where you stamp the Distress Oxide Inks onto your craft mat and spray with water. Then stamp your cardstock onto the inked area, making sure you dry in between colours.
The colours I used was Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs and Vintage Photo.
I had started stamping with Faded Jeans but the colours where turning to mud so I decided to spray a coat of Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative and now I am able to add the Faded Jeans ink perfectly.
Next I trimmed some Kraft cardstock to 2.5 x 3.5 inches and trimmed my background cardstock a little smaller. Then inked around the edges with Distress Oxides Ink Black Soot.
To adhere all my butterflies and quotes I used Helmar Premium Craft Glue. Then added some washi tape.
I needed some dimension so I used Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to adhere my 3 butterflies.
To finish off the cards I splattered with Dylusions Ink Black Marble. Here is the finished product.
Thanks for dropping by and I hope this has inspired you to create xx