Bold Love Artist Trading Cards

Materials

  • Chipboard artist trading cards, 2-1/2”x3-1/2”
  • Ranger Inkssentials Metal Foil Tape Sheets
  • Swarovski Crystal AB Heart Beads
  • Small silver jump rings
  • Black/turquoise twisted fibers

Tools

  • Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting System and Tools: Bigz Primitive Hearts Die, Tim Holtz Alterations Bingo & Patchwork 2-pk. Texture Fades Embossing Folders
  • Acrylic Paints: Plaid FolkArt Parisian Pink, Turquoise, Black; DecoArt Americana Coral Blush, Camel
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Matte sealer
  • Plaid Mod Podge Découpage Medium

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, small paintbrushes, sponge brush, 1/16” hole punch, non-stick craft mat

Directions

STEP 1

  • Paint all surfaces of chipboard ATCs Black; let dry on non-stick craft mat between sides. Let dry completely.

STEP 2

  • Die cut two hearts from metal foil sheet. Place hearts in different areas of Patchwork embossing folder and emboss to create different pattern on each piece.

STEP 3

  • Paint sections of embossed hearts with assorted acrylic paints, using photo as guide. Let dry completely.

STEP 4

  • Apply light coat of matte sealer to hearts; let dry. Peel away adhesive backing from each heart; adhere to ATCs.

STEP 5

  • Apply Mod Podge over front and back of each ATC, letting dry between sides. Let dry completely.

STEP 6

  • Punch small hole in upper left corner of each ATC. Thread fiber through holes; knot to secure.

STEP 7

  • For each ATC, open jump ring with pliers, add heart bead, and join ring to fiber knot; close jump ring.
by Vickie Kammerer
Bold Love Artist Trading Cards
Bold Love Artist Trading Cards