Saturday, 22 February 2014

Caged Bird Artist Trading Card

 Hi, it's Rachel here today to share a fabulous way Sizzix Dies and Embossing Folders can be used with Darkroom Door stamps. Every month on the Darkroom Door blog we host an Artist Trading Card swap. Each month has a different theme and recently the theme was 'Sizzix & Darkroom Door'! This means that all artists needed to use a Darkroom Door stamp with a Sizzix die or embossing folder. It was such a fun swap and the ATC's that were created were amazing!

Today I want to share one of the ATC's that was created by Godelieve Tijskens who lives in Belgium.

Godelieve started by making the heat emboss resist background, using Darkroom Door's Flourish Background stamp, WOW embossing powder and Dylusions Ink Spray.

Two different birds from the Darkroom Door Carved Birds Vol 2 set were stamped with Archival Ink #Vermillion, 5 times each, then cut out.  Words from the Darkroom Door Wildflowers Vol 1 stamp set were stamped with Archival Ink #Jet Black.

Godelieve used the Sizzix Bigz Caged Bird Die. She cut the cages and assembled the ATCs.  After everything was glued in place, Godelieve embossed an acetate cover for each ATC, using the Sizzix Notebook embossing folder. The Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher was used to secure the embossed acetate to the ATC's.

The corners were then rounded with a corner rounder punch. 

Darkroom Door has 2 sets with stamps to use on the back of your ATCs.  Godelieve used the Artist stamp set to fill out all her details.

Once they were all completed, Godelieve put the ATCs in a 9 pocket sleeve, ready to send in to the Darkroom Door headquarters to be swapped out with other artists! 

Supplies used:
Sizzix Bigz Die: Caged Bird 656634
Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folder: Notebook 656647
Darkroom Door stamps: Flourish Background, Carved Birds Vol 2  stamp set, Wildflowers Vol 1 stamp set, Artist stamp set
Dylusions Ink Spray: Calypso Teal, Pure Sunshine
Archival Inkpads:  Vermillion & Jet Black
Versamark inkpad
WOW embossing powder
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
WeRMemoryKeepers Corner Chomper
ATC - 9 Pocket Sleeve

Stay tuned for my next blog post on 8th March where I'll share all of the ATC's that were sent in for this swap :)  If you'd like more information on how you can take part in these swaps, you can read all Darkroom Door Swap details HERE. It's a great way to 'meet' other artists and share your creativity!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


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