Saturday, 26 March 2011

Folded Artist Trading Card

On the Art-Ventures group Carol suggested a folded ATC Swap, which is a bit different than normal folded ATC's and the idea is based on the ones in Bernie Berlin's  Artist Trading Cards book in the section titled Ultra Cards. For this swap we can do any kind of folds, but it must end up being folded down to fit in an ATC sleeve.

I love the Umbrella Man stamp by Tim Holtz and decided to use it on the front of my ATC, and I guess the theme is a journey or seeking something.

I cut a piece of white cardstock measuring 7.5" X 3.5" and folded it in three to measure 2.5"X3.5" when closed.  I coloured the front with green shades of fluid chalk inks and stamped the TH stamp in Versafine onyx black, added some grass and a vine.

 I cut around the top half of the image and left a portion at the bottom the would fold over.  The right side fold was done in the green tones and I stamped the Hill scene (A stamp in the Hand), the people and the Tim Holtz saying.

The inside portions are all coloured in purple. At this point I was finding that the Umbrella part was a bit wobbly so I stamped it again and added it on the back, but was not happy with how it looked. I was trying to think of a way to make it sturdy and still look good, so I stamped the image again on the wrong (rough) side of a transparency with Stazon ink, making it a mirror image; cut it out and glued it on the backside of the cut out piece; stamped the grass again along with a Tim Holtz word stamp.

The centre inside panel was stamped with a Magenta scenic stamp and the Stampscapes people. The right panel is the grass stamp, another Stampscapes stamp and a Tim Holtz stamp.
This is the ATC folded up and ready to mail once the partners are announced.

1 comment:

Carol said...

Clever use of the umbrella man stamp, love how the atc progresses.