So, in 2016 I have been selected to be part of Canvas Corp Brands' Creative Crew! I'm telling you, I am already having a blast with this! There's so many creative, inspiring people I get to connect with, and some great, high quality products I get to play with!
One way that I was able to connect with the other Crew members was taking part in this fun ACT swap. Now, Ill be honest. I had never done ATCs before. I didn't even know what ATC stood for (it means Artist Trading Card). The idea behind it is to create a 2 1/2x 3 1/2 in card that you decorate/craft/create on and then swap with other artists. How fun! I'm looking forward to getting to know the other members through their art.
We decided that we would each create 12 cards and then send them out to 12 people. I was able to send out my 12 cards to people in many different states, as well as overseas to places like Greece, Austria, and Norway!
The pictures I am posting here are the cards I created for my fellow Crew members. I made them each unique, but they all have a similar theme they follow. I also made them in kind of pairs. Wouldn't it be fun to see who has the "match" to your pair?
For most of the cards, I took a plain white piece of cardstock and then used some gesso over my TCW's Mini Gears stencil. Then, I used a mix of Distress Inks and Tattered Angels' Glimmer Mists to give it color. I then cut my paper into ATC size cards. One 8.5x11 piece of cardstock wont make a full 12 cards though, so for the last two I used Tattered Angels' Naturally Aged Mahogany kit to create a faux wood background. Then, I just added the embellishments using bits from Canvas Corp and from my own personal stash. For most of the cards, I also ran them through my sewing machine to give them a stitched border.
I was so excited to get these all in the mail! Hoping that each one makes it to its destination safely!
So glad you found me! This blog is my little space where I can share bits about my life and my latest crafting projects (mostly handmade cards). My goal is to share, inspire, and to be a positive presence in the creative community.
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