Daniel West sporting a shirt from The Winston Box


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Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - ATC's

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - ATC's

I just learned about Artist Trading Cards this month, actually. But I quickly came to enjoy making them. ATCs come in a wallet size 2.5 x 3.5 inch card for easy trading with other artists. I made a variety of them for this hop inspired by the Valentine theme for this season. I will give you step by step instructions for them here, with individual supplies lists. Let’s dive right in:

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The read ATC that with the “For My Love,” sentiment came from a background I did a while back for a Christmas card with huge berries made of Nuvo Drops. I kept the extra water pigment colored panel and trimmed it down to ATC size. Then i stamped it with B|M Embossing Ink and heat embossed it with Conversation Heart embossing powder and then with Gilded embossing powder. I used a little die from Concord and 9th to add embossed hearts in a row above the sentiment.


For my second ATC, I used the January Stencil of the Month and the Glitter Glaze of the month: Flamingo to make a stenciled heart of hearts. Then I trimmed down the heart to ATC sized cards. I foiled one of the hand written note toner sheets with Copper DecoFoil and fussy cut it around the shape of the Glitter Glaze Heart. I adhered the foiled pieces to the bottoms of the ATCs to finish them off.

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For the last one I am witing about today, I used the Chocoloate Box Sfamp of the Month. I stamped the image repeatedly wth Raven ink. Then I colored it in with Surface inks and an Aqua Pogment water brush. I added some details with a whige getl pen. I finished it off with the XO image heat embossed in the white spaces using Gilded Embossing Powder.

Thank you for joining me on the Blog Hop today. You can continue the hop with the list below:


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Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Favorite Techniques

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Favorite Techniques

Foiling a Toner Sheet You Printed

Foiling a Toner Sheet You Printed