Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Here is my Steampunk Artist Trading Card!!

Here is my Steampunk ATC guy; gears coming out of his brains and all. Here's how I created my Steampunk Artist Trading Card. The only items not included in this kit was the blue ink, and the rhinestone brad that I used to attach the cream and black clock, and of course my own adhesive. See kit contents below in the previous post.

I distressed the embossed ATC with blue ink to match the blueprint patterned cardstock. I cut a small portion off the ATC, and glued it to the other paper that comes in the kit. I ripped the clock vellum and glued that to the left edge of the ATC. I then glued the Maya Road clock at the top and used a brad to attach the minute hand. Next, I cut out the man, hat, and 2 gear images and glued them to the ATC as shown above. I cut and glued the bingo token image so it would fit onto the charm. I then glued the charm over the man's eyes. Finally I cut around the word, "Steampunk" and glued that and the vintage date watch piece to complete my ATC. I hope you like it! Feel free to leave a comment!

Monday, August 1, 2011

August Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month, "Steampunk".

Here is this month's free Artist Trading Card kit, titled "Steampunk". This was a very fun kit to put together. I found some neat images and embellishments to complete this truly Steampunk ATC kit. This kit will be included free with any order throughout the month of August 2011. There are 2 different 3 in. x 4 in. pieces of paper chosen to go along with this kit. Also included will be a 2 in. x 4 in. piece of vellum paper with clock images. There is also a 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. kraft paper ATC that has been embossed with gears which is one of the embossing folders from the Sizzix Artful Muse, Tim Holtz Texture Trades. This will be fun for you to ink and create with! There will be 4 to 5 different collage images to create your Steampunk creation; from hot air balloons, to perfect men to accomplish a cool ATC, some gears and other images. You will surely love the many different images! There will also be either a small or 1/2 of a large Maya Road Cream & Brown Clock and a clock hand included in your kit. (See some examples of these clocks in the photo above). A silver gear rimmed sunglasses charm and a vintage watch number dial (2 shown in the photo to the left of the charm). Lastly, included is a printed Steampunk word using my "Jokerman" themed font, and a white blank artist trading card and an ATC sleeve to complete your kit. I will post my Steampunk ATC tomorrow that I made from this kit. Email me if you have any questions about this month's kit.