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Make Artist Trading Card Accents with Susie Bentz

Posted on May 28 2021

I recently participated in an Artist Trading Card swap (ATC) with the theme "Where I'm From".  Despite having such a small design space ( ATC's are the size of a playing card, 2.5"x3.5")   I found that I had several opportunities to use Rinea Foiled Paper to make accents that added excitement and meaning.  
For such a tiny little card there is a lot going on!  In fact, I added a photo index and points of interest key to the back of the card and used Rinea Foiled Paper to create die cut circles and stars as the markers.
On the center front of the card I included index prints glued into a bit of filmstrip.  I placed tiny Glossy Gold, Glossy Copper and Glossy Jade die cut circles on each photo so that it corresponded to the information on the back of the card.
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Here's a little surprise:  this ATC has a flap!  The cover piece was cut from clear craft plastic and attached with washi tape. The background has a map of the area and a postage stamp of the Jefferson Memorial. I added a star (Starstruck Ruby Red) to mark the capital and a die cut arrow (Glossy Ruby Red/Gold) points to my ATC title: Virginia is for Lovers!
If you take a closer look you can see there are 3 stars die cut from Starstruck Sapphire Blue, Glossy Gold, and Glossy Merlot Foiled Paper. They match up with an identical set of stars on the points of interest key on the back of the card.
Here is the front of the ATC again. The area is rich with Civil War history which is why I included the soldier. I forgot to point out that I also added tiny hearts around the Virginia is for Lovers slogan (Glossy Ruby Red/Gold and Starstruck Ruby Red).  I love the way Rinea Foiled Papers helped add a little excitement and dimension to my ATC and this was actually a great way for me to use up scraps from some of my previous projects!
Supplies:
Rinea Starstruck Ruby Red, Starstruck Sapphire Blue, Glossy Ruby Red/Gold, Glossy Jade/Gold, Glossy Merlot/Gold, Glossy Copper/Gold 
Grafix Clear Craft Plastic Sheet
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Filmstrip Ribbon
Cardstock, Washi tape, Ephemera
Dies - stars, circles, hearts, arrow