Category Archives: Artist Trading Cards

Valentine ATC

So our next ATC exchange at work coincides with Valentine’s Day. We decided this round instead of using the standard 3.5 x 2.5 ATC size, we’ll use 3.5 x 5 – some needed more space to work with. 🙂




I just used a piece of cereal box cardboard, sanded it down and swiped with with a Distress Ink pad to give it a streaked look. Then I did the same with an embossing ink pad and heat embossed with clear powder – love the look it gives. Streaky and messy. Then I embellished with crackle paint, embossed a key with gold powder, added some heart beats on the side (Tim Holtz die cut) and tacked it on with eyelets. I finished off the heart with some appropriate words from an old dictionary.


The envelope is a lovely find from my friend Chardell. Instructions after the jump. Finished it off with a strip of washi tape.

Happy St. Valentine’s Day!