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Pink & Gold Snowflake Artist Trading Cards | 12 Weeks of Christmas Week 10

Hello and thank you so much for joining me for week 10 of my 12 weeks of Christmas series, this week I couldn't resist making a few Artist Trading Cards. Let's jump right in.

I used a 5x7 piece of Strathmore 140lb cold press watercolour paper and trimmed down later to be the 2.5x3.5 ATC size. I started by making the background by using the smooshing technique with four Distress oxide inks in the colours Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, and Abandoned Coral. Once I had built up the background to something that I liked, I used a Snowflake Stencil and pounced Versamark ink through it then added Gilded Embossing powder and heat set it until its smooth and melted.

I then trimmed down my 5x7 cardstock into four ATCs and used the same gold embossing powder to add a golden edge around each side of the cards. I used three snowflake dies and cut out multiples of each snowflake from white cardstock to add a pop of white on top of the background. Then I added a few gems on top of the centre of the snowflakes for an added pop of glitter.

I think this design would easily lend itself to cards instead of ATCs but I love making ATCs and wanted to create some as I haven't made any recently. If you would like a more in-depth look at how I made these cards please check out the video below and there's a full supplies list below that if you want to know exactly what I use. Thank you so much for stopping by and I will see you again soon!!


Strathmore Ready Cut 5x7 Watercolour Paper

Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink

Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink

Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink

Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink

Tim Holtz Glass media mat

Tim Holtz paper trimmer

Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder

Anti-static Powder Bag

Embossing heat tool

Scrapbook Snowflake stencil

Blending tool & Foam (flat)

Versamark Ink

Distress Sprayer

Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue

Simon Says Stamp Lea Snowflake Die

Simon Says Stamp Grace Snowflake Die

Simon Says Stamp Mini Mandala Snowflake Die

Medium Acrylic Block

Gemini Go

Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock

Tim Holtz Shears

Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick

Studio Katia Embellishment Wand

Studio Katia Triangle Tray

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