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