Thursday, September 17, 2015

Escher Birthday ATC

It is time to share another Artist Trading Card for a birthday swap.  The recipient happens to be male, so a masculine version was in order.  I have known him as a ATC trader since the Making Memories Forum days!  I have several ATCs from him and wanted to make something fun and special. 

I have been playing around with the Ombre effect and this started as one of the experiments.  The card size version didn’t meet my satisfaction, but when it cut down to 2 ½” x 3 ½” it is perfect!  


The background is Faber Castell Gelato in Boysenberry on Strathmore Bristol 300 series.  I love this stuff for water intensive techniques!  After it dried I stamped the Stamp Out Cute Escher Birds to Fish image in a variety of inks.  Colorbox Oyster White was the base blended with Dragonfly black and Sepia Black.  The image was heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The background is black card stock embossed with Sizzix Dot Matrix.

The small tag die cut is by Quickutz and is stamped with Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black.  It is attached to the ATC with a bit of baker’s twine and a glue dot.  The fly charm is attached with glue dots as well. 

The following challenges provided inspiration:


  1. Brilliant card design love the fish.Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny ♥

  2. Beautiful card, I love the background you created and the fly charm. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

    Sue - HIMCR DT

  3. Oh I really like this, lovely background and fab stamps. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Stampotique, and enjoy your weekend. Sue xx

  4. That's fabulous. A gorgeous background and I love the stamps :-D Thank you for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES.

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  5. Gorgeous, stunning and alhtough designed masculine, I'd love to receive something like this. Thank you for taking the time and sharing your creativity with us Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  6. Love the ombre effect and the little fly! He should love it! Thanks for playing with us at Ike's World Challenge! Nan, DT

  7. Love the charm! Thank you for joining my Quirky Animal Magic Challenge! A new Challenge starts tomorrow, hope to see you there!
    ((Lyn)) Quirky DT


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