Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Valentine Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards for ScrapBerry's

Welcome to my creative space!

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so for my first ScrapBerry's project of 2018, I created three sweet Valentine themed artist trading cards featuring the gorgeous Cherished Jewels Collection with colors that are just perfect for this sweet holiday.

I trimmed down one of the cards from the Tags Romance & Tiaras page to fit this ATC and adhered it to the card with 3D matte gel. I added a layer of crackle to the corners. Once the crackle was dry, I stamped a flourish with the Elegy clear stamp set in coordinating permanent ink. The texture is spritzed with a color spray to highlight the crackle, then rubbed with several colors of wax. The cluster features a ScrapBerry's Clove Lilac Paper Flower highlighted with gold wax and a Wedding Resin Chrysanthemum.

I cut two ACT sized pieces from one of the 6x6" papers to create this and the next cards. I spread the crackle paste around the design elements on the paper, allowing them to show through. I found the delicate heart chipboard at Michaels and covered it with Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel. The gold and glitter in this enamel pair so perfectly with the rest of the card. 

I picked a couple sentiments from the Tim Holtz Small Talk sentiment collection and rubbed them with waxes to distress and color. A few white Prills around the hearts finish off these mixed media Valentines.

ScrapBerry’s Supply List
Cherished Jewels ~ Tags Romance & Tiaras (SCB220612007B)
Cherished Jewels ~ Paper Collection 6x6” (SCB220612008X)
Paper Flowers ~ Paper Flowers ~ Clove - Lilac (SCB280405)
Set of chrysanthemums ~ Wedding 2 Resin (SCB250001091)
Elegy ~ Decorative Stamps Set - Precious Memories (SCB4904020b)

Other Products
Mat Board - White (Cut to ATC size) Stash
Tim Holtz ~ Idea-ology - Small Talk
Recollections ~ Mixed Media Chipboard - Hearts
Prima ~ Royal Menagerie - Chipboard/Metal/Sequins
US Artquest ~ Mini Prills - Minnie Pearls
Liquitex ~ Gesso - Clear
Prima ~ Art Basics - 3D Matte Gel
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Plum
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Viva ~ Croco Crackling Colour - Transparent
Prima ~ Art Alchemy - Antique Brilliance Wax, Amethyst Magic
Prima ~ Art Alchemy - Metallique Wax - Vintage Gold, Rose Gold
Prima ~ Art Alchemy - Sparks Acrylic Paint - Iris Potion
Heidi Swapp ~ Color Shine - Raspberry, Primrose
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing Enamel - Shabby Pink
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. These are GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors and the hearts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Absolutely love these Tracey! The colour mix is beautiful and I love the crackle texture on the background. Enhancing the crackle with the wax really makes it stand out .. looks wonderful! Gorgeous work as always. Sending Blessings to you and yours for the new year. Hope 2018 is all you wish for. hugs xx

  3. Oh wow these little ATC;s are gorgeous, love the texture and great colors.. I hope your year is off to a wonderful start!!


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