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Artist Trading Card - "Love"

This is a Valentine ATC I made to play along with the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Color Challenge for February.
This is the Challenge color inspiration for this month:

In the video, I don't show how I made the background or the heart embellishments. I will try my best to explain my process. Be sure to check out the supply list below!

The Background:

How I Made the Hearts:
First, I put down some freezer paper. Then I took the Crafter's Workshop "Spilled Hearts" Stencil and some Golden Molding Paste. I applied the molding paste (in a fairly thick layer) thru the stencil right onto the freezer paper. Then, I let the hearts dry for at least 12 hours until they were completely dry. When they were dry, I used a thin metal spatula to get underneath the hearts and picked them up. It is important the paste is completely dry because if it’s not, they will get ruined when you try to peel them up off the freezer paper. Et voila! Instant heart embellishments.  

You could do this with any kind of stencil that has a lot of open space. My mind is reeling with the possibilities!

Here is the Step by Step Process for this ATC:

The Lindy's Stamp Gang Colors Used in this Project:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in “Delphinium Turquoise”:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals “Tibetan Poppy Teal”:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals “Hottie Patottie Hot Pink”:
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray "Tibetan Poppy Teal":
Supplies for the Hearts:
Dina Wakley Spilled Heart Stencil:
Golden Molding Paste:
Supplies for the Backgrounds:Watercolor ATC cards:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in “Delphinium Turquoise”:
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals “Tibetan Poppy Teal”:
Crafters Workshop Chicken Wire Stencil:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals “Hottie Patottie Hot Pink”:
Liquitex Gloss Gel:
Crafters Workshop Chicken Wire Stencil:
Melt Art Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel:
VersaMark Clear Embossing Pad:
Silks Acrylic Glaze in Pomegranate:
Heidi Swapp Ink Pad in "Teal"
Heidi Swapp Ink Pad in “Navy”
Tim Holtz "Curiosity" Stamp:
Tim Holtz Little Corner Stamps “The Journey”:
Tim Holtz Distress Tool:
Black Staz-On Ink;
Ink Blending Tool:
Silks Acrylic Glaze in Vintage Mint:
Sizzix Thin-lets Border Die:
Lindy's Stamp Gang "Tibetan Poppy Teal":
Staz-On in "Timber Brown"; or
Crafters Workshop “Well-Rounded" Stencil:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain:
Jewelry Round Nose Pliers:
Tim Holtz Idealology Adornment Arrows:
Thin Brown Jewelry Wire:
Tim Holtz Adage Tickets;
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo:
Tim Holtz Word Stickers Chit Chat:
Janome School Mate Sewing Machine:
Coats & Clark Black Thread:
Tombo Mono Multi Glue:
White Fun Foam: or
Staz-On Ink Stamp Cleaner (similar, this one has a dauber top instead of a spray top):
Items Used For (most) Every Project:
Dina Wakley Paint Brushes:
Ranger CraftMat Non-Stick Work Surface:
Black Watercolor Pencil:
Stabilo Marks-All Pencil:
Collage Pauge:
Plastic Palette Knives:
Darice Heating Tool:
Golden Gesso:
Project Life Date Stamp:
Dina Wakley Gel Medium:
Black Staz-on:
Thanks for looking!
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  1. Jenn, I LOVE this ATC! The hearts are really beautiful, going to have to give that technique a try myself. You put so much work into this post with all the links. I've neve used Lindy but think I'm going to order some- yummy colors! Are all their sprays permanent? ~ Shelley Graham Turner

    1. Thanks, Shelley! Once dry, the sprays are permanent. Which is perfect for mixed media!

  2. Love the idea for the hearts and beautiful ATCs

  3. Love love what you have done and thank you for the video!! I adore your atc's. Thank you for joining us for the Lindy's Stamp Gang Challenge this month!!

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