Hello! Marina Syskova here and today I have prepared for you a new video tutorial of an unusual card, combining a postcard and shadow box 2 in 1! =) I hope you like my idea and that I inspired you to create your own fantastic masterpieces!
It’s Riikka here today to share a couple of projects with you and naturally wish you all a great start to the new year 2017! Hopefully you had a merry, peaceful and joyful Holidays! My first project is connected to something that I looooove to do during the Holiday time and the second one takes us back a couple of years to the Christmas Eve, so let’s get started!
I’m probably not the only one who goes on saying “I should read more”. It seems that in the hectic everyday life I simply don’t have enough hours in the day or week to read as much I would love to. I love to get totally absorbed by the book and really be mesmerized by it. But during Holidays it’s a whole other story – all the hurry is away and I can simply snuggle in a corner with a good book and some hot tea. These ATCs are an ode to that joy of being a bookworm, even if for a moment.
The cards are made using the “Writer’s Block” collection. Base is a piece of patterned paper, then a bigger tag trimmed on top and a smaller tag for layering. I also added some stickers, some watercolour and a chipboard shape on top. The quotes are from the word sticker sheet. Those are really handy to spark ideas! If you are lacking an idea when starting a project, just take a look to the sticker sheet and I bet a couple of ideas pop into your head immediately!
One of the cards already has a new home, but the rest of them are up for grabs, if you are interested! Please visit my own blog, see the email address on the sidebar there and send me a mail if you want one. I’m always open to swaps as well, so don’t hesitate to mail!
As I wrote earlier my second project is kind of turning back the clock. The scene in the picture could be from a week ago, but this one was taken over a year ago. Moments, or rather photos like these really show how time is passing! Both of my girls seems so small in the picture, a lot has happened in a year!
I wanted the two projects in the post have somethings in common so I used same materials here as in the ATCs but also added some of the “Cotton Candy Dreams” in the mix as it creates a lovely snowy, chilly feeling. Because even though the Christmas was quite dark without the snow, my mind still connects snow and Christmas time together. The flowers in the background, done with modeling paste, represent snowflakes, softly falling down.
Thank you so much for your visit today! Once again – great start to 2017! May it be filled with joy, pleasant discoveries and a lot of artful adventures!
Materials from 7 Dots Studio:
I have a collection of ATCs from many artists – it has been more than 5 years since I started creating Artist Trading Cards. I love that small form, because it gives me an opportunity to trade So here they are – my newest ATC series.
And here is short step-by-step tutorial.
I started with misting some Glimmer Mist through Yuletide stencil and then applying some White Heavy Gesso (Finnabair) through stencil.
Then I mixed Microbeads from Finnabair with Soft Matte Gel and applied the mixture through the stencil (again).
When everything dried, I started adding embellishments – UmWowStudio flairs, chipboard pieces and 7 Dots Studio stickers.
Final touch was adding some metalic brads.
Finally ATCs looks like this:
7 Dots Studio supplies: