Saturday, September 24, 2011

Carnival Artist Trading Cards

Hi Everyone,
Today, I have some Artist Trading Cards (ATC).  This is a Design Team project for Blockheads Stamps.  I used some Carnival stamps from Blockheads.

Materials List:
Distress Stains: Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint
Distress Ink: Black Soot
Clear Embossing Powder: Ranger
Craft Sheet or plastic bag
Black Staples
Tulle, lace, ric rac, velvet ribbon
Cs: Cream, Wine

The background was created by applying Distress stains to the Craft sheet and pressing the Cream CS into the stain. Repeat until you like it.  Stamp the images with Black Soot and sprinkle on the Embossing powder and heat emboss.  Layer onto a piece of wine colored CS.  Now all you have to do is add all the embellishments.  Very easy, right?!

I used black staples to secure the velvet ribbon.  

 I glued ric rac to the Carnival Jester ATC.   A piece of tulle was knotted and stapled to the ATC.

I am also entering my Carnival ATC's in:
Simon Says Stamp and Show: ATC's
Sweet Stampin Challenge: Anything Goes
The Stampman: pears or pairs-I made a pair of ATC's
Art Impressions: For the girls
Southern Girls: Anything goes
Fashionable Stamping: Vintage

Okay that's about it for me.  Hope your weekend is going great!  Love ya.


  1. Ohh these are beutiful ATC's !

  2. I really love these, never seen any like them before.

  3. They are fabulous! Thanks for joining the challenge at Art Impressions.

  4. Wow!! These are fabulous!! I love them both but Carnival girl is VERY special!!

  5. Wow Karen these are fantastic:) Sandra H

  6. HI Karen. I love your ATCs! Love the stamped images on the wonderful backgrounds. The tulle and rick rack...what a neat way to embellish them! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  7. Fabulous ATCs and such beautiful stamps!

  8. These are super ATC's they look so jolly. Adore the colour tones.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  9. Terrific, absolutely fabulous! I love everything about these two ATCs - the backgrounds are wonderful and the stamps are sensational. Great embellishments too. Terrific take on the ATC challenge. So happy you joined in the fin with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  10. Two wonderful creations. Thanks for joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  11. great trading card - thankyou for joining us at sweetstampin this week - good luck with your challenges xxKozmikxx

  12. Gorgeous ATCs, I love those stamps and the black embellies really make the images pop. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping challenges and good luck
    Claire xx

  13. Two fantastic ATC's the carnival images are so detailed. Thankyou for joining us at FSC this week. Yvonne

  14. Wow these are great! Love the stamped images!

  15. Hi Karen
    Back again because my comment wasn't coming through yesterday, I was losing connection.
    Anyway I left a comment at Blockheads the other day but then of course you joined Fashionable Stamping Challenge - what a thrill to see you participate.
    Fabulous take on vintage with those colours and vintage carnival.
    Thanks so much for joining.

  16. Gorgeous vintage ATC's, I really like all the black lace and trimmings. :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  17. Fabulous!!!Thank you for joining Art Impressions challenge!!!
    AI DT

  18. Thanks for adding your pair of ATCs to the Stamp Man challenge Karen, they are gorgeous. I love the colours and stamps you have used.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  19. Beautiful ATCs Karen and those images are wonderful. Love the inky backgrounds here too.
    Thanks for joining Fashionable Stamping's vintage challenge and hope to see you again.
    Fliss x

  20. You have been busy!! These are fun fun fun!

  21. I was inspired by your ATCs. I love circus themed cards and your color scheme is unusual and lovely. Thanks so much for sharing the technique with us.


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