Hello! Recently I did my monthly FB Live over in the Stamp Anniething Stampers group. I decided to make an Altered Playing Card/Artist Trading Card. I’ve been making a set of them for my husband, and I knew a few folks had wanted to see my process. You can check out the replay HERE.
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During the FB Live, I made a few Gel Press monoprints, and we ultimately chose to use the print that you see on the left ATC. I used the Jell-O mold image from the I Will Never Dessert You stamp set. Again, you can see the whole process on how I made this ATC in the FB Live, so I encourage you to check that out.
Since we made a few cool prints, I wanted to make another card, so I opted to use the one that looked like it had dollar bills or patches. That reminded me of the Cute But Deadly stamp set. It’s made up of adorable voodoo dolls, so I chose the giraffe, as I hadn’t used that stamp before. This time, I colored the stamped image with Copics, and to make those green shapes look more like patches, I used a PITT Pen from Faber Castell to add some stitching details to a few of them. For both of the backgrounds I used, I had pulled prints with a single layer from the Candy Corn Builder Stencil Set. I also inked the sides of the card and added some embossing powder for texture and shine. I think this Altered Playing Card came out adorable.
I love how both of these cards came out. I hope that watching my process helps you to dive into a bit of mixed media. Working on small areas like this is a fun and less intimidating way to dip your toe in. My husband has happily added these ATC’s to his collection in his office. Be sure to check out the full line of Kawaii Cuties over at the Stamp Anniething shop. I encourage you to join the Stamp Anniething Stampers group on Facebook too. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!