Moon Theme ATCs

Just finished an ATCswap
What are ATC's? They are Artist Trading Cards.
They are small works of art, traded amongst artists.
They measure 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
This swap had a moon theme.
Here are the five cards I sent in.
 These two are similar. One has glitter all over the moon and one, just around it.
I sponged with Distress Inks on Shimmery White cardstock, using a simple circle mask for the moon using both the negative and the positive parts.  Star punches and Stickles glitter glue and then I sewed the edges.

This one I sponged again, using the Distress Inks and Glossy cardstock.  I can't believe I never sponged on glossy cs before!   I had the little Cheshire Cat, just laying around all colored in AND cut out, so he just jumped on this card.  He is popped up on  foam adhesive.  The ribbon is Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin ribbon, from Stampin'  Up! and stiched around with matching thread.
This one is sponged with Distress Inks and a couple pine trees stamped in.  I used my paper piercer to poke the holes for stitching with a 1/8" organdy ribbon.

The last one, I embossed the circle design and again sponged on Shimmery White cardstock, using the Distress Inks, and then I water colored with ink the darker yellow shade in the moon.  I spritzed it a little with some Color Wash spray and stamped the floral/leaves in Concord Crush ink.  Finally topping it off with some golden colored  gems.

Thanks for stopping by!

I think this is the full supply list......

Stamps: Cheshire Cat, Send Me Soaring (birds), Pine Tree, Plant Hope, Just Believe, Lacy & Lovely
Paper: Stampin' Up Shimmery White, Glossy White, Brilliant Blue, GP110, Bristol paper, Garden Green
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Ancient Page Coal Black, VersaFine Onyx Black,  Stampin' Up! Garden Green
Accessories: Sewing Machine, white thread, Star punch, Circle punch, Stickles, Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon, Magenta Thread, Sewing Machine, Bic Markit & Sharpie Markers, Lucky Limeade SAB Organdy Ribbon, Paper Piercing Template & Paper Piercer


Here's a SNEAK PEEK of the Core'dinations Cardstock, coming in the Holiday Catalog.  I hope you got yours in the mail!  Some really cool things coming.

I also used the Reason to Smile stamp set on the first one.  During July, if you place a $50 order you can purchase this stamp set for $5

So the Core'dinations cardstock (cs) is lighter in the core of the paper and it's textured on one side. so you can tear it or sand it to reveal the 2nd shade.
Here I have crumpled it and then sanded it.

Stamps: Reason to Smile, Sweet Essentials 
Paper: Gumball Green Core'dinations, Perfect Plum, WW 
Ink: Gumball Green, Perfect Plum, Whisper White craft 
Accessories: White embossing powder, 1 3/8" Square punch 

Stamps: Bright Hopes (retired), More Merry Messages
Paper: Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green Core'dinations, WW 
Ink: Gumball Green, Garden Green 
Accessories: Raspberry Ripple Dahlia 


I have some more cards to share.  These two use the New Happy Hour stamp set.  I like that it really can be used for any occasion.

Stamps: Happy Hour 
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Polka Dot Parade dsp, WW 
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, black 
Accessories: Daffodil Delight 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon, Decorative Label punch, Chevron embossing folder

Stamps: Happy Hour 
Paper: Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Be of Good Cheer dsp, Very Vanilla 
Ink: Raspberry Ripple 
Accessories: Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon


Coffee & Gnomes

here's a couple more recent cards

This one I actually made before the Valentine Coffee card for Jen's workshop.  I was inspired by the color combo in the Occasions Mini Catalog (pg27), then I changed it up for the Pink Valentine.  Thanks to Stacy  for a sample of the New Pleated Satin Ribbon  in Baja Breeze.

Stamps: Sip By Sip, Coffee Beans 
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Soft Suede,Whisper White 
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Versamark, Soft Suede 
Accessories: Baja Breeze Pleated Satin Ribbon

Earned this stamp set from Stampin' Up! too!  I stamped him on some cheapo watercolor paper and watercolored with ink.
Stamps: Gnome Sweet Gnome 
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Everyday Enchantment dsp, thin watercolor paper 
Ink: various for watercoloring 
Accessories: Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, SAB Everyday Enchantment Brad, Spellbinder's die



Hope your valentine's day was LOVEly

I wanted to share some Valentine things I've made

We made this card at Jen's Valentine & Coffee workshop.  We punched out one heart and popped that up, and scored 3 accent lines at the bottom.
Stamps: Candy Conversations
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Pirouette Pink, Regal Rose
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Regal Rose
Accessories: Small Heart Punch, Simply Scored

This one I made using the Take it to Heart stamp set that I earned for free from Stampin' Up!
I pulled out three threads in the seam binding ribbon to gather it like that.
Stamps: Take it to Heart
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Pirouette Pink
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Square Lattice Embossing Folder

This one I used a retired cardstock color, but it just went to perfectly.  I used markers to ink the stamp in two colors and I used the Simply Scored to make the 'quilt' patterned background.
Stamps: Candy Conversations
Paper: Groovy Guava, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
Ink: Lucky Limeade & Calypso Coral Markers
Accessories: Lucky Limeade & Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon, Simply Scored

This one uses a retired stamp set. I don't have that many markers, so I used the blender pen, with ink from the lid of an inkpad.

Stamps: Valentine Defined, XOXO, misc sentiment
Paper: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Melon Mambo designer series paper (dsp), Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Old Olive
Also used some retired cardstock and my Copic alchohol markers to color this one.  I cut the image heart out my hand, but used the new Framelits for the larger heart.

Stamps: Take it to Heart
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Calypso Coral, white
Ink: Black
Accessories: Argyle embossing folder, edge distresser, Heart Framelits, SAB Brad, Copic markers

Going with Jen's Valentine & Coffee theme for her workshop, we also made this card.  I gave them the option of this pompom trim, or Melon Mambo scallop dotted ribbon.  I'd say the choice was about half and half.

Stamps: Sip by Sip, Fabulous Phrases, Impression Obsession Coffee Beans
Paper: Pretty In Pink, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Versamark, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Melon Mambo pompom trim

This little set I used for the Door Prize at Jen's workshop.
I totally copied a set I saw on Splitcoast Stampers Thanks Tootsy!

Stamps: Candy Conversations, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Real Red dsp
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, small heart punch, Basic Pearl, Jewelry Tag punch, brads
Here's another one using some retired stamp sets.

Stamps: Valentine Defined, Love & Care 
Paper: Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Whisper White 
Ink: Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush 
Accessories: Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Paper Crimper

This one I used the new Send Me Soaring stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  The catalog shows a sample using the kites for a pinwheel - so  here's my variation.  I glued them down and then ran the panel through the embossing folder for the quilted look.
Stamps: Send Me Soaring, Valentine Defined 
Paper: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Purely Pomegranate, Pink Pirouette 
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Island Indigo 
Accessories: Pool Party brad, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, Square Lattice embossing folder

And Lastly, a "MANLY" Valentine, or you could use it anytime for anyone.
Stamps: You're My Type 
Paper: Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Marina Mist 
Ink: Marina Mist, Night of Navy 
Accessories: Simply Scored, Bitty Buttons, Early Espresso Twine

ETA:  forgot one...

Thanks to Imogene for sending me the image and  some on dsp.  I used the one stamped on printed paper for her dress.  Also used some of the Sale-A-Bration dsp here and the ribbon.
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids
Paper: SAB Everyday Enchantment dsp, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party
Ink: Lucky Limeade (sponging)
Accessories: SAB Everyday Enchantment Organdy Ribbon, Scallop border punch, Heart Framelits, watercolor pencils
Hope you enjoyed these offerings, I will try to post more often!

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