Stamperia Lilac Friendship Card with Artist Trading Coins for The Funkie Junkie Boutique
Hello, Friends! Have you heard about Artist Trading Coins? I’ve made a trio of them as embellishments on this Stamperia Lilac Friendship Card. What prompted this action? Well, that would be the latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog where the always fabulous Suzz is our hostess. Let’s see what she has to say about this trendy challenge.
Challenge Theme: Artist Trading Coins
The challenge this time is to create an Artist Trading Coin. I am inspired by a new way of capturing a little bit of our art to share with others. You challenge is to create a trading coin which should be a circle shape 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
Having never made an Artist Trading Coin before, I thought this could be a fun adventure. After poking around in my stash for a bit, I decided to have a play with the Stamperia Lilac paper pad, some Stamperia Rice paper, texture paste, stencils and oh, a whole cast of mixed media characters. This is what I came up with:
Stamperia Lilac Artist Trading Coins From the Beginning
The adventure began with a little die cutting. Three 2 1/2″ circles were die cut from lightweight white chipboard using a Spellbinder’s Circle Nestabilities Die. Because I wanted to work with Stamperia Magna Carta handmade paper, I needed a sturdy base for the coins. After cutting the first set of 3 circles, I cut a second set, this time from Magna Carta paper.
I adhered the Magna Carta coins over the chipboard coins and proceeded to color them with Distress Oxide Inks. After attempting to heat emboss the surface with Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture (epic fail) I realized I would have to come up with a fix for the mess I’d made. Then I had the idea to top each coin with a sort of doily, so I cut another set of 3 circles from Stamperia Lilac patterned paper using a Spellbinder Triple Tear circle die.
Then I got involved in the creative process, and forgot to take photos. But I ended up with the 3 Artist Trading Coins seen in the first photo.
Stamperia Lilac Friendship Card: Waste Not Want Not
Having been raised by a mother who’s credo in life was “waste not, want not,” I decided to put these coins to work as embellishments on this Stamperia Lilac Friendship Card.
This first ATCoin is covered with some Stamperia Rice Paper, a bit of Venise Lace, Ranger Opaque Crackle Paste applied through a Stamperia stencil and a Prima Lavender Butterfly. I don’t know why this photographed with fuchsia edges, but it did.
I tore lots of paper layers from Stamperia Lilac and layered them up on my 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ ivory card base without matting them. The Prima Butterflies were dressed up with a Tim Holtz Pen Nib and a little metal clock charm that I purchased at TFJB.
I used Antique Linen Distress Paint to alter the TH Word Band. The Little Birdie Flower (available in AC Moore stores now) was the perfect accent for the pink/purple gingham bow. Now some detail photos:
Stamperia Lilac Friendship Card: A Peek Inside
Since I still had 2 coins left, I decided to put them to good use inside the card. I’ve used a tiny Paper Fastener to attach one to the pocket I embossed with the Botanic 3-D Texture Fade. The raised portions of the pocket were brushed with Antique Linen Distress Paint then lightly tapped with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink.
This lovely journal card is tucked into the pocket on the front of this flap element.
A stitched bookmark and the 3rd ATCoin are hidden behind the flap.
The shallow pocket on the bottom half of the card also holds some sweet surprises.
This collection has a lovely cut apart page with a beautiful envelope element. I cut this out, wrapped it with ribbon and tucked in a vintage silver spoon and honey stick.
How perfect is this teabag for this project? I love when that happens! I can see how these ATC Coins could be a wonderful way to use up little scraps and leftover bits. They don’t take long to make, and the size means they work well for embellishments. So, i can definitely see myself making more of these in the future.
Now It’s YOUR Turn
You are cordially invited to join in on this fun challenge. To do so, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic ATC Coin. You do not need to use it on a project as I did. . Then link up on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:55PM EST on Tuesday, February 26th.
The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs!
Did you enjoy learning about these ATC Coins? Or have you made some yourself? Either way, , I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!