I got my trading cards in the mail yesterday for Picatso's (Magenta Rubber Stamps) Artist Trading Card swap - The Colors of Fall. This is my ATC for the swap.
The guidelines stipulated using Magenta stamps, and I just love this one. 40138-J is the stamp number.
I stamped it on the green cardstock, then on the brick, brown, and plum. I mounted the brown leaf and the plum acorn (cut out) onto the orange card. Then I cut openings in the green card front, cutting out the leaf and acorn along the outline, so you can see down into the ones I mounted onto the orange card. I attached the green card over the orange card using foam mounting tape for dimension, and to give the openings "windows." I attached the brick leaf with foam tape over the green card.
All images were colored with Berol Prismacolor pencils, with white added. I distressed the edges, and added highlights with the clear Stardust gel pen. Three rhinestones were added to finish off the ATC.
I can't wait to see what I get back. I made 10, and will receive 9 back. I will post them when I receive all of them. Here's a link to the Magenta Group on Yahoo, if you're interested in joining the group. It has lots of interesting challenges, swaps, and techniques. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MagentaCN/
Now I'm off to bed. It's been a busy day - Farmer's Market this morning, cleaning the house, laundry, working on Prayer Shawl flyers for the ministry fair at church tomorrow, and making a big pot of chicken noodle soup!!
See you soon.