Dream Big, Fly High by Anne Redfern


Hello Everyone!

For my Guest project this week I have created a trio of Artist Trading Cards.

I don't often use Design Papers, despite having a mountain of them, but when I saw this gorgeous 13 Arts paper pad in Laura's store I was well and truly smitten.

The only other things I needed were a stamp set for the sentiment, ink, glue and ATC bases.

Here are the steps I took:

1)  Give the ATC blanks a coat of paint or Gesso

2)  Add Design paper to each of the ATC bases
3)  Cut strips of Design paper, ink the edges and add these
4)  Fussy cut butterflies from one of the papers, ink the edges

5)  Stamp your chosen sentiment onto a spare piece of Design paper, ink the edges and add to your ATC

6)  For a little more interest in the layering, add some builders scrim or some cotton thread
7)  Shape and add the butterflies in your chosen style, using glue, foam pads or silicone glue
8)  Use a marker pen or Distress Ink to the edges of the ATCs

Apart from fussy cutting all the butterflies, these ATCs were relatively easy to put together, I didn't think the papers needed much more to enhance them.

Products Used:

That's Crafty! Surfaces, Artist Trading Card Blanks
13 Arts 6" x 6" Paper Pad - His & Hers Remastered 
AALL & Create Stamp Set #47
Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paint - Black
That's Crafty Multi Purpose Glue
Ranger Archival Ink -Jet Black
Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot
Silicone Glue
Builders Scrim
Cotton Thread

I hope everyone is staying safe and warm on these wintry days and I look forward to seeing you again next week.  Thank you so much for your visit.

Crafty Wishes,  Anne  xx

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  1. Wow!! These are so artistic and gorgeous!! I love, love the beautiful designs of each one!! So stunning!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. These are so beautiful Anne. Love the neutral shades and all the lovely layers and those butterflies are just gorgeous.
    Fliss x

  3. Three spectacular ATCs, Annie! I hope all your visitors have time like I did to sit for a minute and enjoy all the exquisite details of each one! They are so striking in black and white!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. A beautiful trio of ATC's you've really showcased the papers with these
    Amanda X

  5. These are gorgeous. Love the added scrim and thread and your fussy cutting is sooooo neat! Hugs xxxxxxxx

  6. I would agree--these papers are gorgeous I love your trio of ATC's, Ann! The touches of texture add so much and you have the fussy cutting skills of a surgeon! Love these ATC's!

  7. Thank you for sharing. I love ATC's miss the swaps. Each of these has beautiful elements. Love the butterflies. So unique.

  8. They really are lovely papers - I have lots of 13 Arts bits and pieces, but none of their papers (yet!) - and those butterflies are gorgeous. Three delightful, elegant ATCs.
    Alison x

  9. Love this particular collection of papers and you have created 3 fabulous Atc's with some of them Anne . Classy and elegant styled . x

  10. These are amazing Anne! I adore the papers .. so beautiful in the black and white and you have done them justice with these stunning ATCs. Love, love, love them!! x


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