Falling Leaves ATCs - Mini Works of He{art}

Falling Leaves ATCs - Mini Works of He{art}

Karen Wyngaard

I recently began participating in the monthly ATC (Artist Trading Card) swap again. Lynn Levy hosts the swap on the Club Scrap Chat Facebook group. I'm excited to share the Falling Leaves ATCs I made for this month's swap.

Each month, participants make nine ATCs using the assigned monthly kit theme, mailing them to Lynn by the deadline. (The deadline for artwork is usually one month behind, giving participants plenty of time to play with their monthly kit.) After she receives the cards, she swaps ’em out so each participant gets nine different cards in return. It’s so much fun to see how other artists interpret the monthly kit in this sweet 2.5 x 3.5 inch format.

FALLING LEAVES ATCs - "HOW TO"

My ATCs have a horizontal orientation due to my chosen sentiment. It was difficult to decide between this one and “be-leaf in yourself".

Falling Leaves ATCs by Karen Wyngaard

Create the background using the leaf collage masking stencil, hybrid inks and the new ink applicator brush. Gosh, I love that thing!

Falling Leaves ATCs by Karen Wyngaard

Stamp the sentiment with white pigment ink. Add a die cut leaf (or two) to each card.

Artist Trading Cards created using Club Scrap's Falling Leaves collection
Artist Trading Cards created using Club Scrap's Falling Leaves collection

Once full-sized background panels are completed for seven cards, trim the leftover scraps into one inch squares. Adhere the squares to a 2.25 x 3.25" panel to create a color-block background on the two remaining cards.

Artist Trading Cards created using Club Scrap's Falling Leaves collection
Artist Trading Cards created using Club Scrap's Falling Leaves collection

I just love how they came out, don't you? The idea could easily translate into greeting cards, too!

I even decorated the reverse side with the required info.

If you haven't already, I encourage you to visit the Club Scrap Chat Facebook group. There are different swaps and challenges to suit a variety of interests - what a great way to get inspiration!

Happy crafting!

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