So I decided to step out on my own and try my hand at making my first ATC (artist trading card). I bought a piece of foam board from Michael's and cut it down to the correct ATC size of 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches. Ok, so it's cut to size, now what?!?!? I had no idea what to do next...LOL. Pinterest to the rescue...LOL. I got tons of ideas and then couldn't decide what I wanted to do...LOL.
Finally, I decided to cover the base of the ATC with Gesso and sprayed it with Red Dylusions spray ink. Then covered that with a piece of music note covered fabric. You can barely see a hit of the red in the inside of the heart. The heart is by Heidi Swapp, that was in my stash. I had previously sprayed it with ink, so I don't remember what color I used.
For some reason, I've really been into crowns and keys lately so I decided to add a crown to the heart. I painted it with a Ranger Distress Stain in Gold. The flower was also from my stash. When I first got my Ranger melting pot, I dipped every flower I could get my hands on in the wax...LOL!
Finally, the bird is a piece of chipboard from the Michael's dollar bin. It was also painted with Ranger Distress Stains in Silver and Blue. For texture, I add a small piece of burlap along the bottom.
This ATC was a ton of fun to make and I can't wait to do another one! I have successfully stepped out of my comfort zone ok and unscathed...LOL! You should try it too!