I haven’t created an ATC (artist trading card) in a long while, so I thought I would do one since I have been very short on crafty time recently. These are great to do when you have a creative itch but not much time since they are only 2.5″ x 3.5″ (of course sometimes the small format is an added hurdle if you have big ideas – LOL).
For the ATC base, I upcycled a bit of chipboard packaging and covered it with a glue stick to cover one side with a patterned paper scrap and the other side with some Bristol paper. I cut down the Bristol paper with a Die-namics Stitched Rectangle STAX Die Set. It was a bit too long for an ATC, but I knew that wouldn’t be a problem since I was covering the lower part of the ATC in the scene I was planning. I blended on Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade, Wilted Violet and Chipped Sapphire to create a sun setting sky background.
For the silhouetted city skyline, I cut down some black card stock with the Paper Smooches Super 2 Cityscape Die. All the windows cut out with this die, so I backed the building windows with gold glittered card stock and re-filled some of the windows with the black card stock window cut outs. This adds a nice sparkle to the scene without making it look like all the windows are lit up in an unrealistic way.
For our Super Girl superhero, I used The Greeting Farm “Little Heroes” stamp set. I stamped out the little girl who looks like she is in mid flight with her cape streaming behind her, as well as a big mask with the eyes peeking out. I was happy to have the option to give this flying girl open eyes with this mask accessory stamp since to me a super hero should fly with her eyes closed. 😀 hehehe I used the following Copic colors to color both images:
Skin: E50, E51, E21, and R20
Hair: B01, C5, C7 and C9
Costume: R24, R27, B02, B05, Y11, Y15, B01, C7 and C9
I next fussy cut both of the images. To cover the white edges of the cut images, I inked the edges with a Momento Tuxedo Black Marker. Then I glued the mask onto the girl and then popped up the whole Super Girl onto foam dots to raise her up off the ATC base. Lastly, to add a little extra shimmer, I coated the red parts of the super hero costume with Clear Wink of Stella.
The following is a process video of making this Super Hero Scene ATC:
This ATC is being entered into the following challenges:
The Greeting Farm Farm Fresh Make a Scene Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday ATC Challenge
Stamp Sensations Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Glitter/Bling
Crafty Gals Corner Punches and/or Dies Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge – WINNER
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Shabby Chic Challenge
Not Just Cards Anything Goes Challenge
What a super fun creation but combined with lovely inkiness and dies, Many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.
Thanks so much Brenda! This was a fun little ATC to craft.
A delightful ATC and your Super Girl Hero looks like she’s ready for anything. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x
Thanks so much Sandra! This was a fun ATC to craft
This is so cute, how I miss making ATC’s! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
Thanks bunches, Pinky! Oh yes, when I am lacking crafty time, I turn to ATCs. So fun and fast and full of punch!
Really cute! Love the skyline. Your super girl just pops on the background!
Thanks so much Lynette! This was fun to design and craft
An extraordinary heroine! I always enjoy your coloring and creativity!
Thanks oodles, Vicki! Super girls unite!
your little work of art is adorable…thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge…hugs kath xxx
Awww thanks so much Kath! This was a fun little ATC to craft.
This is awesome. A fabulous ATC. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina
Thanks for the crafty love Nina!
This is the sweetest ATC! Love the gilttery windows and the vibrant colors.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Dies/Punches challenge.
Thanks so much Rae Ann! This was a fun little ATC to put together. 🙂
Very cute scene and great inlaid die cutting!Thank you for sharing your talent with us this week over at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again next week!
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Thanks so much Kleri! This little ATC was a blast to craft!
I love to make and trade ATC’s. these are very cute.
Awww thanks so much Diana!
Fabulous ATC, love your cute supergirl too! Sorry had issues with blogger and then forgot to come back and try again. So… thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create last challenge, hope you come and play in the next one.
Hugs, Sandy DT
Awww thanks so much Sandy! You’re encouragement and extra efforts are very much appreciated! Big hugs, Kristina
Great ATC. I haven’t made one of these for a while either! Love the scene you created. Thanks for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
Thank you for the kind words, Suze!
A fabulous ATC!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our “anything goes with optional glitter/bling” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Crafty Friends)
(DT The Sketchy Challenges)
PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy during my 5-week-trip to Africa…