Tim Holtz Altered Paper Doll ATC (Artist Trading Card)

Tim Holtz Altered Paper Doll ATC (Artist Trading Card)

Good Morning,

As I write this post today my heart is with the people on the east coast in the Carolinas and Virginia as hurricane Florence pounds the shoreline. Living in Florida for almost seventeen years now I have been through six memorable hurricanes, one was the month of my wedding and I know the emotional and physical strain these events put on a person. So before I begin, thoughts and prayers with the people of the Carolina’s and all those affected by this storm.

On this Monday I thought I would start your week out with a little shimmer. I am in an ATC (Artist Trading Card) group on facebook. Each month there is a prompt and we can sign up to swap a trading card and share a few treasures from our stash. For this card, the theme was “Bippity Boppity”, so I ran with that.  To make the card I used the following:

  1. A piece of watercolor paper (heavyweight) cut to 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  2. I did a layer of Distress oxide on top of the card in Antique Linen and Seedless Preserves
  3. I pulled out a girl doll from the Tim Holtz Paper doll collection.
  4. I colored her using my Big Brush Pitt Pens in Cobalt Green, Magenta Bright, and LIght Flesh.
  5. I dried everything well with my Ranger Heat Tool
  6. I went back over the girls dress using a VersaMark Pen (Embossing Pen) and I applied from SparkleNSprinkle an Indian Spark (light blue) embossing powder. Them I used my embossing gun to set the powder.
  7. I then decided the background on the card needed some sparkle as well.
  8. I used the Technique Junkies “Stencil Rings” stamp with Versamark embossing pad to add circles to the background. I then used the Ranger Ink Bridal Tinsel white embossing powder over it with my heat gun to set.
  9. I then took out my quote from Dyan Reaveley I cut into strips. I edged the quote pieces with my Big Brush Pen in Cobalt Green.
  10. I went around the edge of the AT with my Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide to pull all the blue’s together.
  11. I applied my quote pieces first with glue that didn’t stick to the embossing, so I used foam adhesive dots.

and that was it! A fun way to alter your Tim Holtz paper dolls!

You can see the process video here: Altered Tim Holtz Paper Doll ATC

Here are some close-ups of the card:

One of the things I love about working on ATC’s is the limits the size puts on what you do. Trying to create art is such a confined area is a really great way to again get out of your comfort zone and test the boundaries of what you can do. Plus it is fun to have these mini pieces of art go off into the world and bring a smile to someone’s face.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Dust off those Tim Holtz Paper Doll’s and let’s have a play!


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Tsukineko VersaMaker Watermark Pen for Embossing
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Tsukineko VersaMark Small Inkpad
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Distress Oxide- Peacock Feathers
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Distress Oxide- Antique Linen
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Distress Oxide- Seedless Preserves
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology- Paper Dolls (Note: packs vary)
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Archival Ink-Sepia
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Ranger Ink Embossing Powder Bridal Tinsel
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Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Artist Pens
Cobalt Green 156, Magenta Bright 228, Light Flesh 132
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Sticky Thumb Adhesive Dimensional Foam Dots
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Sparklensprinkle.net
Indian Spark Embossing powder
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Techniquejunkies.com
Stencil Rings Stamp
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Distress Oxide Cat Friendship Handmade Card

Distress Oxide Cat Friendship Handmade Card

Hello and TGIF!

Well, it has been a heck of a busy week and it’s looking like my weekend will be about the same. I thought I’d get a little ahead of the game and give you a special Friday handmade card share to tide you over for the weekend. This card went to my lovely friend Sylvia in Sweden that I do ATC (Artist Trading Card) swaps with several times a year. We always have so much fun and we both love cats which is why this card was purrrfect ;).

Without further ado here is the adorable kitty card using distress oxides for the background:

See video here: Distress Oxide background friendship handmade card

Some Stills:

Now I am a newbie at card making, so please be kind ;).  I really did enjoy making this one, and actually, since making it I have discovered the Tim Holtz Micro Glaze which if I used the alcohol ink glossy cardstock would really pop the background. See the wheels are always churning folks.

I hope this card gave you some inspiration and brightened up your Friday a bit. I  know playing with my Distress Oxides always cheers me up.

Have a safe and fabulous weekend!


Supply List

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Distress Oxides:

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Picked Raspberry:
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Tim Holtz Tonic Studio Stamp Platform
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Black Archival Ink Pad
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Canxon XL Mix Media Paper Pad
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Stamps: Purr-fect Friends
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(I could no longer locate the stamps online but the site
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Sticky Thumb-Adhesive Foam Dots
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Happy Mail – Artist Trading Cards – Swap mail

Happy Mail – Artist Trading Cards – Swap mail

Swap mail is a great way to make new artist friends. A quick search on facebook for artist trading card groups (ATC) will allow you to find other artists willing to share these tiny treasures with you.

An artist trading card (ATC) is a small card that is only 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and can be made from any material you choose, but typically it is on paper. Most groups will have a monthly theme to help determine what will be on the card, and then a quantity as well whether it’s 1 or 2. Two people get paired, and there is a deadline you must mail the cards out by.
Now it is not required, but often the traders will put extra goodies in the cards for their partner.

This last month in April I swapped with a friend that lives in Sweden. We met thru an ATC exchange and now swap several times a year. It is always fun.

So our theme for April was Spring and below are the cards I sent her.

They were watercolor paper, with scrapbook paper, Tim Holtz paper dolls and some lovely embossed flowers.

Then I received her wonderful cards and goodies.

As noted in swaps you don’t have to add anything other than your cards but it’s nice to add a little extra surprise for your partner. It can be something from your area they may not have where they live. You can put in scraps of paper or some ephemera from your stash. It really is a great way to share Happy Mail and meet other people.

Happy Trading!

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