Witches ATC Cards!

I am hosting a Halloween theme ATC swap. I found these beautiful images at Calico Collage and knew they would make the perfect base for my cards. I did not want to take away from the gorgeous images, so I used some coordinating embellishments from Lisa Kettell Designs Etsy store and some bling from my stash.

For this card I used a fun sugar skull and made a swirl of bling out of gems from my stash. I wanted to hide her bare chest as to not offend anyone in my group. If this was a piece of art that I could show first and then trade or for my own collection I would have left her bare.

 For this card I used a few different ink spays on the resin face. It started of white and I wanted to grunge it up a bit. I adhered some gems across the top making sure not to take away from the image.

 I sprayed the crescent moon a few different colors for this card. I them added a layer of swirling bling to it.

 For this card I altered the sweet little baby face into a creepy one with ink sprays. 

This card I used a laser cut wooden piece from a store on Etsy called Pork Chop. I laid her on two black swirly pieces.

This last one I added the crescent moon to and made sure to strategically place the bling as to hide her bare chest.






Here is a video of the process and more details. Enjoy!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

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Pocket Card with 2 ATC

Mermaids seem to be all the rage right now! I totally have jumped on the trend. Today I made this fun set of ATC cards using a digital download sheet from Calico Collage

I was able to make the set in about thirty minutes. I utilized my Scan-n-Cut to cut the images out. I put together a video for you here . Please check it out!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Fairy Pocket Letter

My friend, Erin Reed, and I decided to trade pocket letters. Neither of us had ever made a pocket letter before, so a little research was done. A pocket letter is basically a pin pal with an artsy flair. Traditionally you fill a baseball card sleeve  with art goodies and a letter (after all every pin pal gets a letter, right?). Here is what I created for her and you can check out how I put it together and what she gave me HERE .

Until Next Time ~ Happy Crafting!

Finnabair Steampunk

In October of 2016 I attended a mixed media retreat. I learned how to do the Finnabair technique and made this box:

I was addicted to this new form of art that I had never ventured into before. I taught it to my daughter and for Christmas we made boxes like the above for the ladies and for her Grandpa a big letter for his man cave! 

 When I was designing for Beacon I made this canvas:

 I have not gotten much of an opportunity to use this technique until a recent ATC trade in which I had to alter playing cards. One of the themes was steampunk. I created this for the trade:

 When I made the above card I wanted it to be an “Alice in Wonderland” theme. So, I used three digital downloads from Calico Collage . I was so happy with the outcome that I sent the owner a picture of it. She liked it so much and asked if I had done a video tutorial on it. Sadly I had not, but I decided to go ahead and do one. This is the card I created in the tutorial:

There are a few things to keep in mind when doing this technique. First, use your leftovers! Don’t go out and buy things for it because you will go broke. This is a great way to use up your stash. The cool thing is you don’t have to just use medal. You can use anything. I mean ANYTHING. It all gets gessoed black so it does not even matter. Second, it takes some time because there are multiple steps that require drying. Third, use a light touch and dry brush technique to apply the metallic color. If you want to check out the video on how to do this please go HERE.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!
Betz