What’s an ATC?  The acronym stands for Artist Trading Card.  I normally make greeting cards in A2 size or sometimes referred to as Invitation card size but I’ve recently returned to making ATCs to trade with a new group of local paper crafters. Here’s my latest trade.  The theme of the month is Beach and/or Coastal.

High Tide Stamp Set

ATCs are 2 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ in size. With the Stamp Club I recently joined we make 15 of the same ATC to trade with each other.  Guys, that is small and that in itself is a challenge for me but it’s also fun to see what the other ladies create and we also learn different techniques from each other.

The Stamparatus made it easy for me to align the lighthouse since it takes 2 stamps to make the one light house.  I first stamped in Real Red inkpad then stamped the shadow and lighthouse details in black.  Masking was another technique I used on my ATC.  I masked off the lighthouse to stamp the sea on both sides of the lighthouse.  I stamped the waves in Pacific Point inkpad then stamped again without re-inking for lighter waves and just to add some depth.  I used my Wink of Stella Clear Pen to add glitz to the sea and went over some of the waves with a white gel pen.  Have you ever noticed how the sea sparkles in the sunlight?  That’s why I used the Wink of Stella Pen. I hope the Stamp Club likes my ATC.


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BONUS DAYS – July 1 -31.  Stampin’ Up! is awarding $5 Bonus Coupon Codes for every $50* purchase.  So watch your email for your codes, keep them in a safe place because these can’t be reissued.  You can redeem your Bonus Day coupon codes during August towards any purchase.

DAISY LANE Online Class To Go – there are 3 options available.  You get to choose which works best for you and you get to take the class at your convenience. All the options are on my Class To Go Kits page here or you can click to watch my video.

The following are products I used to make my ATC.  See something you need?  Just click on the picture or my signature and you will go straight to my online store.

Product List

*before sales tax & shipping

I hope you had a long 4th of July week-end and are ready to get back to being crafty!  Make sure you sign up to receive my blog posts and newsletter.  Thanks for hanging out with me today!


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