Tuesday, 11 February 2020

That's a horrible idea by Elisa Ablett

Hi Stamp lovers!

My turn up on the Viva Las VegaStamps blog today with my latest inspiration for you, a fun Artist Trading Card or ATC featuring loads of Viva Las VegaStamps.

I just love Bicycle Man stamp, so many possibilities for a fun and snarky card or art journal page.

And that sentiment...well that's me all over. 

Here are some close ups of the ATC and I have included a step by step for you as well to see how it came together!

Viva Las VegaStamps products:

Other products:

AB Studio paper collection, Sepia and Black Versafine ink pads, Uniquely Creative Cityscape Die Cut, Polaroid Die cut, Distress Oxide Inkpads, Distress Ink pads, Decoart Extreme Sheen Paint, Cream Cardstock.


Grab your selection of Viva Las VegaStamps, for this project I have included a list above with direct links to the website for VLVS. Stamp your sentiment and Bicycle Man stamp onto cream heavy weight cardstock using Sepia archival ink. Fussy cut your images out and using watercolours and Distress Oxide inkpads and a paint brush, add colour to your stamped images.

Next step is to cut two pieces of cream cardstock around 4 x 6 inch in size and another piece of patterned card to fit on one of the background cardstock with a small border showing. The second piece of cardstock is to use to cut your dies...The cityscape and Polaroid dies.

Add some splatters of distress oxide ink to your background and also around the edges. Colour your city scape die cut as well as a few pieces of ephemera including tickets and music paper. I like to add colour by scraping my inkpad over a craft messy mat and spritz the ink with water until it beads. then I dip my paper and tap it in the colour on the messy mat and dry with a heat gun.

Paint your polaroid die cut in a lovely bronze paint and then once dry, stamp your crackle background over the top of the painted die cut. You can also heat emboss it with black embossing powder at this stage here as well for that extra texture.

Using Aged Mahogany stamp pad, stamp your Nesting Gears Stamp over the bottom half of your ATC, you can see that i have run my ATC through my sewing machine roughly around the edges as well. 

On another piece of spare cream cardstock, using the swipe and smoosh technique for distress oxide ink pads as discussed in the steps above, add a bit of colour to the cardstock, let it dry or heat to dry. Then once dry, stamp using the mixed media edge stamp above using black versafine ink. Then fussy cut it out.

Add some stitching to your tickets and cluster on the left hand side of your ATC and glue to your background.

Start your layering, adhere your cityscape over the tickets then using 3D mounting tape or squares, adhere your polaroid frame over the top as shown above. Then glue your fussy cut Bicycle Man stamped image to the bottom right hand side. 

I decided to re-stamp my quote onto a patterned background and I also added more colour to the quote before adhering to my ATC.

Glue your sentiment onto your ATC and using a black fine tip marker, trace around the edges to make it stand out a bit. 

And you are finished!!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, make sure you leave some love!

Elisa x

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