Monday, January 27, 2014

Fun with Altered Trading Cards

Hello everyone.  I want to share a couple of fun Altered Trading Cards, aka ATCs, with you today, and show off some more of the Altered Pages products with the Sin City Stamps.  The combination of the two companies gives you so much creative flexibility, and I think they are amazing together.

Supplies used:

Altered Pages collage sheets:  AP-585 Vintage Artist Trading Cards Backs;  
Wink of Stella pens:  Clear; Red
Metallic rub-ons All Metals #2
Mix'd Media Inx:  Leather; Black; Patina
Black embossing powder
Tiny resin flowers (Prima)
Tiny wooden birds (Recollections)
Tiny heart punch (Martha Stewart)

First, I cut my ATCs to size from Cream card stock and inked the edges with Black Mix'd Media Inx and blending tool.  Then I trimmed the brown background from the AP-1724 Collage Backgrounds Oriental collage sheet slightly smaller than the ATCs, inked the edges and adhered to the front.  Voila, instant background!
Add a few images from the Sin City Stamps Bingo rubber stamp plate to the background with Black Mix'd Media Inx and emboss with black embossing powder.
Choose two smaller images from the AP-779 Red ATC collage sheet, adhere to thin chipboard and cut out.  Ink the edges with Leather Mix'd Media Inx and blending tool and add tiny amounts of Wink of Stella clear and red pens to each collage image for a bit of shimmer and adhere.

Punch two small hearts, ink edges with Leather Mix'd Media Inx and blending tool, adhere to front and add a tiny resin flower to center of each heart.

Ink two tiny wooden birds with Patina Mix'd Media Inx and adhere, as shown.

Apply brass and deep gold from the Metallic rub-ons set around edges and randomly on the front of both ATCs for extra shimmer and vintage-y goodness.  Here is a close-up of that golden shimmer.
Cut out AP-585 Vintage Artist Trading Cards Backs and adhere to back of your ATC.  Now, fill in the information and swap with your friends!

Well, that sure was a lot of fun! I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did.  And pop on over to both the Altered Pages and the Sin City Stamps websites to see all of their wonderful products.  There are lots of new products on the way, and the design teams are constantly working to inspire your creativity.  

Have a simply fabulous, creative week!