Monday, January 11, 2021

Artist Trading Coins


Some of the Sweet n Sassy Stamps team members recently did an Artist Trading Coin exchange, and these are the fun little bird themed ATC's I made in three different color schemes. 

I started by doing some ink smooshing on watercolor paper. I had originally planned to use my inky results as the coins themselves, but then decided I wanted to turn them into fun little birdies instead. 

Here are the ink combos I used: 

  • Salty Ocean / Picked Raspberry 
  • Salty Ocean / Twisted Citron
  • Salty Ocean / Wilted Violet

After I dried my ink smooshed paper I spot-stamped a background stamp before stamping my birds and fussy cutting. I added some white gel pen to their cheeks and a touch of clear glitter to their beaks. 

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 Supplies and Tools:

  • These Sweet n Sassy stamp sets
  • Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders) 
  • Heart Dies (Firefly)
  • Lacy Borders (Lawn Fawn)
  • Flower Shower Spring Stack (DCWV)
  • Canson Watercolor Paper
  • White Gel Pel
  • Clear Glitter Pen
  • These colors of Distress Oxide (Ranger)
    • Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, Black Soot

I've heard people ask (and wondered myself) - "So what do you do with artist trading coins?" I thought I'd show you a fun way to use them on cards.

I used all the same supplies as above to create a matching background and added a white paper doily (Hello Doily- Sizzix die) behind my coin, a banner (embossed with Quilted Delight M- Bossabilities (Spellbinders) across my card front, and some pretty sequins.

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Gail said...

Love the colors chosen for your lovely card I saw at Lets Squash it - never heard of Artistic Trading coins - nice job on those as well - TFS

Gina's Cards said...

Such a fabulous collection of coins, they are so pretty. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative inspirations, good luck.
Gina xx

Conniecrafter said...

they are all so cute with great colors!

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, look at all the ATC coins! Love your card too. Thanks for sharing at Let's squash It! Jo x

Nance said...

Very cheerful and colorful birds on your ATC coins, Esther. Great project! Glad you joined us this week at Krafty Chicks.

Pam said...

Adorable little birds and great colors! They look so cute on the cards!

Judy Woodland said...

I love artist trading cards, and the stamp you have used is perfect for yours. I also love all the bright colors you have used, these just make me happy!!! Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating with us over at the Mod Squad!!
Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
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ionabunny said...

What cute little birdies and I love how your used the coins. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz

Donna Mosley said...

Great artists trading coins Esther, love the cute bird. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations. Good Luck!
Donna x