Hello to everyone! It is Els here today with Artist Trading Card (ATC) projects that mix my Jewelry Dies 1 – Sea Glass shapes with dies from our two licensed designers. You’ll find one of Karen Burniston’s Characters, Dutch the Fox, and one of Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Garden Notes low-relief flowers, the Hydrangea. Well, actually, the background behind the Hydrangea is cardstock that is left after cutting shapes to make the rocks that Dutch is sitting on!
I was inspired by the red fox I see in our back yard in Colorado each day.
1. Cut a 2.5″ x 3.5″ rectangle from green cardstock. Cut a second rectangle just a bit smaller from cream-colored cardstock.
2. Die cut Sea Glass shapes from the cream cardstock. Set aside the die cut shapes to use for Dutch the Fox ATC. Lightly ink cardstock with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
3. Glue the die cut cream cardstock, centered, on top of the green cardstock.
4. Die cut and assemble a Garden Notes Hydrangea. For instructions on how two create the Hydrangea, check out Susan’s YouTube video below.
5. Glue Hydrangea to the ATC as shown in the picture of the finished card at the beginning.
Option: Switch to a rose, lily, tulip or other Garden Notes flower.
Dutch the Fox ATC:
1. Cut a 2.5″ x 3.5″ rectangle from black cardstock. Cut a second rectangle just a bit smaller from white cardstock. Ink edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Glue white cardstock, centered, on top of the black cardstock.
2. Use the Pumice Stone Distress Ink, or a mix of colors to add color to die cut Sea Glass shapes. (Use the 9 shapes left from the Hydrangea ATC, or if you are not making that project simply die cut as many Sea Glass shapes as you want for the rocks.) Lightly burnish the back of each rock with a ball stylus to create dimension and realism.
3. Overlap and glue the rocks toward the bottom of the ATC as shown. Tip: Use foam tape to adhere some of the rocks to create even more dimension.
4. Die cut pieces needed for Dutch the Fox; assemble him.
5. Add Dutch to the ATC, using foam tape for dimension behind his tail and upper body and a dab of glue to hold his lower body and feet. (Using glue or tape for his bottom section will anchor him to the rocks so he looks like he’s sitting, not floating.)
I hope you will make a bunch of ATCs to send to your friends! They’re so much fun.
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
Cardstock: Green, Cream-colored, Black and White
Pan Pastels Flower Coloring Kit 2 with Susan Tierney Cockburn
Ranger Mini Blending Tool
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads Pumice Stone and Antique Linen