Thursday, October 30, 2014

Trick or Treat - Artist Trading Cards

 Hey y'all!  Only one more day until Halloween!  

I wanted to share some more spooky ATCs I made for my Facebook Group Swap.

 The Swap started out with only 3 cards (I usually make an extra to keep for myself).  I used Distress Ink in Black Soot to color the ATC itself and the edges of some spooky patterned paper by Recollections.  Then I stamped "October 31st" and a Bat stamp also by Recollections.  I cut out several tags from patterned paper, inked the edges with Gathered Twings Distress Ink and attached them with a copper colored brad.  I used some small alpha stamps to stamp "Happy Halloween" and added a Tim Holtz rub on to each.

These are some of the simplest cards I've done, but I really think that it works.  They've been a big hit any way!

Just as I completed that set of 4, I found out that a second set of 3 (different) had been added to the swap.   

 I had found a "Trick or Treat" Stamp Set by Inkadinkado on clearance at Michaels and had fallen for the little Trick or Treat-ers.  I again inked the ATC base with Black Soot Distress Ink and adhered another patterned paper by Recollections.  I then stamped the Tricksters in Archival Jet Black.  I also stamped "Trick or Treat" from the "All Hallows Eve" Stamp Set by Inkadinkado on some more tags I'd made from the earlier patterned paper.  I'd found some fantastic little brads and tags (again, from this year's Recollections Halloween collection at Michael's) on sale which I added to each end of the tag.  Add some Orange Chevron washi tape and my second set was complete!

Honestly, I think I like the second set better.  But only because I just love that stamp so much!

Happy Haunting tomorrow y'all!  Hope you get lots of treats and no tricks!


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