Sunday, September 1, 2013

My Secret Garden Artist Trading Card

Here is the front of my ATC card, and when you open the gate you can see "My Secret Garden" inside.  I love fussy cutting and that is what I did to create the flowers on the gate and at the top of my card.  You can also see my little garden fairy sitting on one of the flowers.  I place glue just along the body of the black butterfly die cut so that you can bend the wings to give the butterfly a 3-D look.  Mini brads where used to secure the left side of my gate so that I could open the gate.  All products seen here are included in this month's kit.

September 2013 Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month "My Secret Garden" Here are the kit contents

This is what is included in this month's kit as well as some extra instructions to explain how I used these items to create my Secret Garden Artist Trading Card

1 - gold and glitter embossed stamped gate on cream paper (cut this gate out leaving about a 1/4 inch extra on the left side of the gate.  Then score right at the edge of the gold gate so that your gate can open.  I glued a tiny strip of paper over the 1/4 in. extra paper.  Then use the 2 mini brads included in this kit to create your hinge as seen in the photo of my completed ATC.  I then glued the green gem to create my gate handle.
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. coordinating Secret Garden Coming Up Roses paper (I used this to cover the back side of my gate; great flowers to use too)
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. coordinating Secret Garden Posy Patch paper (this has lots of flowers and things to cut out and use)
1 - 2 in. x 4 in. coordinating Secret Garden Pretty Primrose paper (this has great flowers to cut out and use on your gate)
1 - collage image of a sweet little girl in her flower garden that matches the paper (this image is included to use on your card as the image inside of the gate)
1 - My Secret Garden printed phrase
3mm color flatback pearls to use to embellish some of the flower centers
1 - little brass garden fairy charm (I cut the loop off and glued her on the top of one of the flowers in the girl's garden)
1 - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" Secret Garden April Showers ATC card
1 - Black die cut butterfly (glue the body in the center and bent the wings to create a 3-D moving butterfly)
1 - ATC clear sleeve