Friday, February 23, 2018

I'll Never Desert You!

Hello one and all!  Susie hosting the blog again and TGIF!

So last week I shared a grid style layout that featured that amazing wide Cactus Washi Tape.  I obviously could not put it away because today I am sharing a card that started with that same tape!

Today is also the first day of my Greeting Card ATC Series! What is an ATC?  An Artist Trading Card is a 2.5" x 3.5" piece of original art.  They can be made in any medium and are intended to be traded with other artists, however,  I am going to be using them as the basis for some cards!

 I started by stamping an image and a sentiment onto watercolor paper...


...and then added washi tape and colored the image. 

Something you will learn about me is that I *love* using arrows as a design element! While I am looking forward to using the Vacation Arrow Sign Brads on another project, today I just needed a plain black arrow. No problem!  I  sanded the surface a bit, pulled out my acrylic paint and *gasp*  painted over the design!

I do want to point you in the right direction (giggle - see what I did there?) and make sure that you are aware of another option.  Eyelet Outlet has these cool enamel arrows that would have been perfect for this project and I probably would have used 2 or 3 - but I didn't have them at hand and I like being able to stretch my supplies. I will add a link to these in the supply list at the bottom of the post!

Arrow Enamel - Mickey Colors

Anyway, I added a small piece from the Pearl Bling Strip and decided my ATC was done!

I created a clean & simple background...

...and voila!   

Hmm - looks like I have some extra ATCs that I have already stamped.  If you leave a comment for me over on my blog, My Time to Play, or my Facebook or Instagram pages, I will draw names and send them out next week.  I would love to see what you create!  (maybe I will have a contest...)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Eyelet Outlet Materials:
Cactus Washi Tape
Pearl Bling Strip - 4mm
Vacation Arrow Sign Brads
Arrow Enamel- Mickey Colors

  Other: Stamps, acrylic paint, cardstock, watercolor paper, watercolor paint


  1. Love your ATC with
    the cactus washi
    tape! Too cute.
    Carla from Utah

  2. What a cute ATC card, Susie! Love how you incorporated the cacti with the greeting! Those EO products just set things off perfectly!